Courses I teach more regularly are in bold.

  • PSYO 121: Introduction to Personal Functioning
  • PSYO 317: Psychology of Creativity
  • PSYO 380G / 362: Psychology of Humour
  • PSYO 380B: Evolution of Human Cognition
  • PSYO 480H: Advanced Special Topics - Creativity
  • IGS 501A: Theories and Methods in Research on Concepts (Graduate level)
  • IGS 509C: Creativity, Complexity, and Evolution (Graduate level)
  • IGS 559F: Mind and Culture (Graduate level)
  • IGS 620D: Psychology of Creativity (Graduate level)
  • IGS 620M: Advanced Psychology of Creativity (Graduate level)




Undergradiate Students (Partial list)

  • Morgyn Ahlefeld (Honours student, 2019-2020)
  • Daniel Beltran (Honours Student, UBC Vancouver Campus, Graduated 2013)
  • Nicole Carbert (NSERC USRA Student, 2014)
  • Lucius Chia (Honours Student, UBC Vancouver Campus, Graduated 2013)
  • Nathan Dhaliwal (Honours Student, UBC Vancouver Campus, Graduated 2013)
  • Jillian Dicker (Directed Study Student, 2009)
  • Mark Eyjolfson (Honours Student, 2006)
  • Celine Formosa (Directed Study Student, 2011)
  • Madeleine Henderson (Honours Student, 2011)
  • Sally Hike (Honours student, 2019-2020)
  • Justin Ng (Honours Student, UBC Vancouver Campus, Graduated 2013)
  • Sean Riley (Directed Study Student, 2010-11)
  • Adam Saab (Directed Study Student, 2006-07)
  • Jasmine Schwartz (Honours Student, Graduated 2012)
  • Victoria Scotney (NSERC USRA Student, 2017)
  • Tara Scouller (NSERC URA Student, 20009)
  • Samantha Thompson (NSERC USRA student, 2016)
  • Simon Tseng (Honours Student, UBC Vancouver Campus, Graduated 2013)
  • Catherine Wang (Honours Student, UBC Vancouver Campus, Graduated 2013)
  • Sara Weaver (Directed Study Student, 2007)
  • Sarah Weissmeyer (Directed Study Student, 2017)
  • Ashley Whidden (Directed Study Student, 2007)

Graduate Students

  • Kirthana Ganesh (Ph.D. student, 2019 - Present)
  • Isabel Gomez (Ph.D. student, 2020 - Present)
  • Murad Mithani (Ph.D. Student; Graduated 2012; Rensselaer Polytechnic University, co-supervised with Jonathan O'Brien)
  • Sophie Morin (Ph.D. Student; Graduated 2016; Polytechnique Montréal, co-supervised with Jean-Marc Robert)
  • Apara Ranjan (Ph.D. Student; Graduated 2014; Currently a postdoctoral fellow at Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence)
  • Maryam Saberi (Ph.D. student; Graduated 2016; Simon Fraser University, co-supervised with Steve DiPaola)
  • Peder Sande (M.A. student; Graduated 2017; UBC Vancouver campus, co-supervised with Lara Boyd)
  • Mika Winslow (Ph.D. student, 2021 - Present)
  • Member of M.A. Graduate Supervisory Committee of: Jon Corbett (Graduated 2015), Maxine Crawford (Graduated 2013), Antonio Fadda (Graduated 2017), Luke Kerman (Graduated 2014), Holli-Anne Passmore (Graduated 2015), Freeda Wilson (Graduated 2009)
  • Member of Ph.D. Graduate Supervisory Committee of: Stan Chung (Graduated 2014), Nancy Merrill (Current)

Postdoctoral Fellows

  • Christina Bonney (2009)





I am eager to work with graduate and undergraduate students. If you are an 'A' student and would like to work on one of the above topics in a fun, interdisciplinary environment, with money for summer research and conference travel, drop me a line. To ensure that I have sufficient time for students, I only accept one honours student per academic year and one directed study student per year. I will consider taking additional undergraduate projects if they are co-supervised by one of my advanced graduate students or another faculty member.

All graduate students who work with me are expected to apply for institutional, provincial, and national-level funding that they are eligible for. See here for student funding opportunities.