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UBC Research Commons: The Team

The Team

UBC Library Research Commons Team

Allan Cho | Research Commons Librarian, Koerner Library

Allan looks after the day-to-day operations of the Research Commons, and coordinates with Library and campus partners to ensure the project's success. Allan also organizes the Graduate Student Workshop Series - a series of workshops designed to assist students with all the steps of the research process, from literature reviews to getting published to measuring research publication impact.

Susan Atkey | Librarian, Humanities and Social Sciences Division

Susan is a librarian at the Humanities and Social Sciences Division at Koerner Library. Susan works with the Data Analysis team overseeing the instruction for the NVivo and SPSS workshops.

Sarah Parker | Librarian, Woodward Library 

Sarah is a librarian at Woodward Library and the liaison for the Research Commons. She works with the Citation Management team overseeing the instruction for the RefWorks, Mendeley and Zotero workshops.

Dean Giustini  | Librarian, Biomedical Branch Library 

Dean is a librarian at Biomedical Branch Library and a liaison for the Research Commons. He works with the Thesis Formatting team, and oversees the teaching of the Thesis Formatting workshops.

Sarah Blay | Koerner Library Program Assistant 

Sarah is the administrator for the Research Commons, and works with librarians and graduate assistants to coordinate and promote workshops and events. 

Lindsay Barnes | Citation Management Graduate Assistant

Lindsay is in her final year of the Masters of Library and Information Studies. Lindsay worked as a Registered Midwife for 7 years in the Lower Mainland after graduating with a Bachelors of Health Science from McMaster University in 2009. Her background also includes a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Toronto. 

Amir Michalovich | NVivo | Qualitative Data Analysis Graduate Assistant 
Amir Michalovich is a PhD student in the Language and Literacy Education Department. He is interested in the ways in which multimodal meaning-making can facilitate immigrant and refugee students' engagement and integration in school learning. His experience includes managing a research project, filmmaking, teaching, and providing consultations about ATLAS.ti.

Nasim Peikazadi | Thesis Formatting 

Nasim Peikazadi is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Educational Studies. Her research is focused on the integration experiences of racialized minority refugee and immigrants. Nasim is a member of the Thesis Formatting team and together with other members of the team offers weekly workshops as well as one-on-one consultations.

Cheng Zhou | Thesis Formatting 

Cheng Zhou is completing her Master of Library Information Science degree in UBC's iSchool.   She is interested in the interaction among human, information and technology.  Cheng is a member of the Thesis Formatting team, where she works with Nasim to offer weekly workshops and one-on-one consultations. 


Minjeong Park | SPSS/R | Quantitative Data Analysis Graduate Assistant

Minjeong is a PhD student in the Measurement, Evaluation, and Research Methodology program at UBC. She has applied quantitative methods in areas such as public health, education, psychometrics, and social science, using mainly SPSS, R, and Mplus. She provides workshops and consultations for quantitative data analysis in the team.

David Romero | NVivo | Qualitative Data Analysis Graduate Assistant 

David Romero is a Ph.D. candidate in Educational Studies at UBC. He is interested in qualitative methodologies, elite public schooling, continental philosophy and subaltern studies. He also holds a Ph.D. In Latin American Literature and is interested in interdisciplinary research practices that connect social sciences and humanities.

Maryam MohammadiThesis Formatting and Citation Management Graduate Assistant

Maryam is a fourth year PhD student in the Materials Engineering department at UBC. Her research is focused on industrial water treatment and the purification of drinking water. Maryam joined our Citation Management and Thesis Formatting team in September 2016. As a member of this team, she runs weekly workshops and provides technical support on citation management and thesis formatting through one-on-one appointments and email consultations.

Mohammad Zubair | SPSS/R | Quantitative Data Analysis Graduate Assistant

Zubair is a master’s student in Human Nutrition at the Faculty of LFS, where he is investigating on nutrition status in older adult women in Metro Vancouver. Zubair works with quantitative data analysis team and facilitates workshops in SPSS for the Research Commons.