Centre Alumni

The Centre has a long history of training and providing mentorship to undergraduate and graduate student researchers. Our former team members have gone on to pursue careers across many disciplines. Below is a list of our esteemed Centre Alumni.

UBC Okanagan’s Recent Alumni (Past 5 Years)



UBC Vancouver’s Recent Alumni (Past 5 Years)


Former Centre Team Members

Alaina Hawken, BSW, MSW 2012
Acting Director of Practice, Kootenay Service Delivery Area, Ministry of Children & Family Development

Alysia Elliot, 2012
Youth Counselor at the ARC Program

Amanda Neufeld, MSW 2015
Family Counselor at the Sage House

Andrew Vergara, MA 2011-2014
Youth Probation Officer with Manitoba Justice

Avril Paice, MSW 2017
Counsellor, Family Resource Centre – Vernon BC

Crystal Mundy, PhD, 2013
Researcher at the Canadian Public Health Association

Dylan Ermacora, MSW 2017
MSc Epidemiology Student, Queen’s University

Faithe Reimer, MSW 2011
Provincial Practice Analyst, Ministry of Children & Family Development

Geoff Johnson, MSW 2013-2014
Counsellor, Sk’elep School of Excellence, Kamloops, BC

Harleen Jhawar, MSW 2017-2018
MSW, UBC Okanagan Campus

Irene Gonneau, BSW, MSW, RSW 2011-2015
Mental Health Therapist, The Canadian Mental Health Association Kenora Branch

J. May Kanippayoor, MA 2012-2013
Clinical Psychology PhD Student, UBC Okanagan Campus

Janice Cross, MSW 2013-2014
Psychological Health and Safety Advisor, Provincial Health Services Authority

Janice Noseworthy, MSW 2015-2016
Social Program Officer, Child Protection through Ministry of Children & Family Development in Kelowna BC

Jennifer Bitz, MA 2011-2018
Project Manager for In-Source Consulting Group

Katherine Stene, MSW, 2015
Clinician at the West Hawai’i Community Health Center

Kerry Erickson, BA Hons. 2012
Employment Services Support Worker at the John Howard Society

Nisha Uppal, BA, MSW, RSW 2014-2015
Child and Youth Counsellor at Brenda Strafford Centre, Calgary Alberta

Parul Kathuria, MA, MSW 2015
Mental Health Therapist at Intersect Youth and Family Services in Prince George

Priscilla Healey, MA 2011-2014
PhD Student, Sessional Instructor, and Research Associate in the School of Child and Youth Care at University of Victoria
Research Assistant at the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research

Sarah Girling, BSc. Hons. Nursing and qualified Solicitor in the UK 2013-2015
Law Society, Adviser to the Exec. Director of External Affairs

Sarah McQuaid, MA 2012-2013
Co-Founder & President of The Resonate Music Foundation, and CFO at Resonate Music School & Studio

Tara Carpenter, MA 2011
Psychological Science PhD Student, UBC Okanagan Campus

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(Last Update: June 24, 2024)