GRSJ Ph.D. Student Wajiha Mehdi Accepted into the Public Scholars Initiative

Congratulations to GRSJ Ph.D. Student Wajiha Mehdi, who was accepted into the Public Scholars Initiative for the 2021/22 academic year!

The PSI was launched in 2015 to support UBC doctoral students whose research extended beyond traditional/academic disciplinary approaches. Recognized at the Reimagining the PhD Symposium 2017 as ‘revolutionary’, and praised in the UBC Strategic Plan as “a key component” of UBC’s Public Relevance strategy, the PSI has also received multiple awards for its promotion of excellence and exceptional service to students.

More than 260 scholars have been accepted into the program during the past seven years, leading to collaborations with more than 150 different partners in 40 different countries. To learn more about how the PSI program reimagines the PhD, visit their website.