Alex Psyklywec


I am originally from Calgary, AB, in Treaty 7 territory. I hold a master’s degree in Geography from the University of British Columbia (UBC) and I am currently enrolled in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program at Queen’s University. Prior to commencing my Planning degree, I worked as a qualitative biomedical research officer at the Université de Montréal and UBC.

Research with PWIP

I am working on content analysis of the Ontario Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) to understand how the document has evolved since 2005 in relation to Indigenous peoples and municipal Duty to Consult.

Other Research Interests

  • Evidenced-based policy implementation and evaluation practices
  • Comprehensive rural planning, watershed planning, and natural resource management
  • Parks, recreational trail networks, sense of community, and well being


Mortenson, W. B., Pysklywec, A., Chau, L., Prescott, M., & Townson, A. (Accepted, minor revisions, June 2020). Therapists’ experience of training and implementing an exoskeleton in a rehabilitation center. Disability and Rehabilitation.

Pysklywec, A., Plante, M., Auger, C., Mortenson, W. B., Eales, J., Routhier, F., & Demers, L. (Accepted, May 2020). The positive effects of caring for family carers of older adults: A scoping review. International Journal of Care and Caring.

Lim, K. H. L., Pysklywec, A., Plante, M., & Demers, L. (2019). The effectiveness of Tai Chi for short-term cognitive function improvement in the early stages of dementia in the elderly: a systematic literature review. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 14, 827-839. doi: 10.2147/CIA.S202055

Mortenson, W. B., Pysklywec, A., Fuhrer, M. J., Jutai, J. W., Plante, M., & Demers, L. (2017). Caregivers' experiences with the selection and use of assistive technology. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, Aug, 1-6. doi: 10.1080/17483107.2017.1353652.