2020-21 PhD-Community Initiative Capstone Event
View the PhD-Community Initiative Virtual Capstone Event where each Team presented their results.
2019-20 - PhD-Community Initiative Projects & Reports
1. Museum of Health Care
Team “Health is Wealth” worked with the Museum of Healthcare to identify ways for the museum to increase engagement of our current members, as well as foster growth of membership overall. This multidisciplinary team is composed of Eduardo de Barros Ferreira (Chemistry), Daniel Asante Boamah (Cultural Studies), Hannah Ascough (Global Development Studies), Sabrina Masud (English), and their mentor, Anne O’Riordan.
2. Kingston Arts Council
“The Creative Kingston Initiative” partnered with the Kingston Arts Council to investigate the economic impact of the arts in Kingston. The team considered how the economic impact of the arts in Kingston can be determined and, if possible, conduct research and produce data that demonstrates this impact. This multidisciplinary team is composed of Ellen McGarity-Shipley (Kinesiology and Health Studies), Jake Torrie (Cultural Studies), Colin Vendromin (Physics), Hannah Skrynsky (English), Nafiseh Rezaei (Chemical Engineering), and their mentor, Jane Johnston.
3. City of Kingston Community Housing
The "Kingston Community Housing Team" worked with the City of Kingston to investigate the needs of individuals on the city’s community housing waitlist and make appropriate recommendations on how to meet these needs. This project builds upon a PhD-Community Initiative project undertaken last year. The multidisciplinary team is composed of Joshua Moskowitz (Neuroscience), Peiyu Wang (Education), Thomas Linder (Sociology), Hannah Ramsay (Chemistry), El Zahraa Majed (Kinesiology and Health Studies), Erika Peter (Psychology), and their mentor, Susan Wilcox.
4. The Cataraqui Conservation Foundation - project 1
“The Convincers” partnered with the Cataraqui Conservation Authority to consider fundraising as it relates to corporate sponsorship, especially around outreach and persuasive messaging. This multidisciplinary team is composed of Peiwen Li (Biology), Carola Ramos (Geography), Bailey Smith (Chemistry), Vishrut Shah (Mechanical and Materials Engineering), and their mentor, Stafford Tavares.
5. The Cataraqui Conservation Foundation - project 2
“The Catamappers” partnered with the Cataraqui Conservation Authority to do geographic mapping of donors most likely to give large donations ($500+). This multidisciplinary team is composed of Mark Ouseley (Geography), Liz Favot (Biology), Kavan Shah (Cancer Research), Qian Gu (Biology), Ozlem Atar (Cultural Studies), Joshua Jones (Environmental Studies), and their mentor, Sandra Olney.
6. Physician Recruitment
The "Physician Recruitment Team" worked with the City of Kingston to consider the challenge of access to family physicians in the city. The team investigated ways to better understand, approach, and reverse the current physician shortage. The team is composed of James Kwateng-Yeboah (Cultural Studies), Nadia Al Ali (Biomedical and Molecular Sciences), Lindsey Yessick (Psychology), Rutendo Mutambanengwe (Chemical Engineering), Rohit Shukla (Civil Engineering), and their mentors, Margo Paterson and Imbrahim Adel (a PhD-Community Initiative alum!).