Project Coordinators


Eury is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Theatre and Film. Prior to coming to UBC to embark on his dissertation, he worked as a professional editor and writer in the non-profit sector. His academic articles and reviews can be found in journals (Theatre Research in Canada, Canadian Literature) and anthologies published by Playwrights Canada Press, the University of Wisconsin Press, and Arsenal Pulp Press.


Margaret is a PhD Candidate in Curriculum Studies, specialising in music education, and the 2016 recipient of the National University of Ireland Denis Phelan Award. Her academic writing explores creative approaches to scholarship and inquiry in music education. Drawn to UBC’s innovative curriculum studies programme, she is on leave from her role in Ireland, developing inclusive community-based music education programmes.


Reena is a medical graduate student pursuing a Master of Health Sciences at SPPH, UBC. She completed an MBBS and MD (Community Medicine) at the University of Delhi, India. With a keen interest in health system strengthening and health promotion she worked with a non-profit organisation and functioned as a member of the Institution’s Ethics Review Committee. Besides providing management support for implementation of the public health projects, she wrote project proposals and research protocols for grants from various national and international organisations.


Yilin is an MFA candidate in the Creative Writing department. She received a SSHRC CGS-M award for her thesis, a collection of short stories, and is familiar with academic writing in literature, philosophy, and Asian Studies. Her fiction, poetry, and nonfiction have appeared in many publications, including Clarkesworld, The Malahat Review, Room, Business Insider, The Tyee, and The Toronto Star.

Writing Consultants



Carla is a fourth year undergraduate studying Geography and Mathematics. She is currently working on her undergraduate thesis in theoretical ecology. In addition to her academic background in the natural sciences, she has experience in business and technical writing. In consultations, Carla aims to support students in developing strong writing practices and confidence in writing.


Frances is a second year Master of Archival Studies student at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies. She has bachelor’s degrees in English (Honours) and Psychology from UBC. Frances is well-acquainted with academic work in the humanities and social sciences, especially literary and cultural studies.


Heidi is a PhD Student and SSHRC recipient in the Department of English and the Science and Technologies Studies program. She holds an MA in English from the University of Victoria and specializes in nineteenth-century technologies and literature, with a particular interest in print and material culture.


Inbar is a third-year undergraduate student majoring in anthropology. She has previous experience working as an editor for The Ethnograph, a UBC undergraduate peer-published journal. She is most familiar with humanities and social science academic writing styles but has also studied biology and has knowledge of scientific writing.


Kwesi is a PhD candidate in Mathematics Education in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy. He obtained his M.A in Mathematics Education from UBC and B.Ed. (Mathematics focus) from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. Kwesi teaches mathematics methodology and Inquiry seminar courses as a Sessional Lecturer in the teacher education program. Currently, he is working with researchers from multi-disciplinary STEM backgrounds to explore the possibilities and challenges confronting 21st-century teachers in teaching math in STEM for social justice.


Maya is a fourth year undergraduate student pursuing a major in First Nations and Indigenous Studies and a minor in Special Education. She also has a background in science having started her undergraduate degree as a biology major. Maya is passionate about written communication and is excited to engage with her peers in conversations about writing!


Melanie is a fourth year undergraduate student completing a BSc in Biology and BA in Philosophy. She is particularly interested in scientific research writing, science journalism and written presentation of philosophical arguments. As a returning Writing Consultant, Melanie looks forward to continuing to support students across the disciplines in developing their skills and confidence in academic writing.


Naseeb is an MSc student in her second year at the School of Population and Public Health. She has an honours degree in philosophy, and her research interests include public health ethics and the philosophy of medicine. As a returning writing consultant, Naseeb looks forward to working with students from all disciplines in their development as academic writers.


Niall is a PhD candidate in French literature. He holds degrees in philosophy, music and Spanish and has worked as a translator and editor. He has a passion for purposeful prose and lifelong learning.


Nicole is a first-year MA student at UBC. While she is primarily interested in Canadian Literature, she also has experience in Cinema Studies and Professional Writing. Nicole’s fascination with the publishing industry and helping people realize their writing goals began at U of T, where she completed her BA (Hons) in English and was Editor-in-Chief of the journal With Caffeine and Careful Thought.


Sinan is a first year graduate student in Creative Writing. His primary genre is fiction (science fiction and drama). He completed a BA in English Literature in Turkey. He has worked as an instructor of English and also translated several science fiction novels from English to Turkish.


Susan is an Interdisciplinary Studies PhD student researching how mathematical and scientific ideas are explored and explicated in literature and fiction. She’s been experimenting with these intersections as the feature writer for Go Figure, a blog about literature and math, and as a creative writer – her first short story, “A Desirable Middle” was published in the eclectic Journal of Humanistic Mathematics.


Tayo is a PhD student at Peter A. Allard School of Law. He has degrees in law and business from Africa, Europe and North America. Tayo specialises in legal writing and is conversant with writing practices in various spheres of the social sciences and humanities.


Willis is a third-year undergraduate student completing his Honours Degree in Cellular, Anatomical, and Physiological Sciences at UBC. He is interested in pursuing a career in neuroscience and is currently doing research into cell-type connectivity in the brain using molecular techniques. He has a passion for education in science, with a focus on scientific writing and communication.