Meet Our Students

Read the biographies of our Doctor of Business Administration students below.

Benjamin Ameh

Benjamin Ameh

Doctoral Student

Ameh is a supply chain and logistics professional. Ameh’s research interests include supply chain optimization for business process re-engineering. He will investigate the impact of full-scale deregulation of the downstream oil and gas industry in Nigeria. Read more…

Edward Appiah-Brafoh

Edward Appiah-Brafoh

Doctoral Student

Edward is a human capital professional with 15 years of experience in human resources management and development. His research topic is “Developing Human Capital to Accelerate Time to Autonomy in the Oil and Gas Industry”. Read more…

Nathan Banda

Nathan Banda

Doctoral Student

Banda leades a team of frontline professionals in nursing and allied health in patient and family centered care in Alberta. His initial research proposal focuses on exploring strategies to deal with the challenges of nursing recruitment and retention in rural Canadian communities. Read more…

Tasha Brooks

Tasha Brooks

Doctoral Student

Brooks is an Indigenous education navigator at Vancouver Island University and the director of Cowichan Tribes Fishing Enterprise. Brooks’ research aims to enhance and encourage capacity building and self-determination through entrepreneurship by conducting research for First Nation entrepreneurs and Indigenous business support organizations. Read more…

Rick Burt

Rick Burt

Doctoral Student

Burt a vice-president for a Canadian-based aviation company. Burt’s doctoral research will investigate, identify and address the problem situation and associated gaps in emergency services and resources as it relates to search and rescue (SAR) and medical repatriation/evacuation in the Antarctic. He will focus on the methodology and modeling, techniques and tools and associated business solutions in terms of providing SAR services in harsh polar environments. Read more…

Bill Danielsen

Bill Danielsen

Doctoral Student

Danielsen is the executive director for Enterprise Identity Services with Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). His initial research proposal examines corporate risks and solutions related to insider threat in the Canadian Government. Read more…

William Fung

William Fung

Doctoral Student

Fung is a professional accountant and manager. His initial research proposal investigates the costs and benefits of improving governance, implementing risk management, and ensuring compliance to see if there is net improvement in financial performance to be had from betterment in the three areas. Read more…

Dilash Krishnapillai

Dilash Krishnapillai

Doctoral Student

Krishnapillai is a leading project management expert who works with private and public sector organizations to build Project Management Offices (PMO) and project delivery models. His research explores the factors that can facilitate agility in organizations and establishes the interplay between these factors. The outcome of this study would enable senior management in organizations to adopt strategies that can facilitate agility and respond promptly to changes in the internal and external ecosystems. Read more…

Shelley Legin

Shelley Legin

Doctoral Student

Legin is the general manager – Corporate Services for the City of Nanaimo and has three decades of senior-level experience and innovation in all levels of government and the financial and post-secondary sectors. Legin’s research will focus on the role of the intermediary in mobilizing both the field of impact investing and higher education system actors to address low participation rates of non-traditional learners in post-secondary education in a scalable way. Read more…

Michael Morrison

Michael Morrison

Doctoral Student

Morrison is the corporate director of Public Private Partnerships with Island Health in British Columbia. His research proposal focuses on improving accountability and cost controls in publicly funded healthcare organizations. This will be investigated through the develop a framework for decision making in day-to-day operations in acute care setting. Read more…

Karly Nygaard-Petersen

Karly Nygaard-Petersen

Doctoral Student

Nygaard-Petersen is a brand and marketing strategist with BCAA and Evo Car Share. Her doctoral research focuses on primary factors in micromobility adoption in urban populations. She aims to understand what will drive long-term adoption of new mobility modes in urban centres, ultimately aiming to support cities globally to become better equipped in implementing strategies for first and last mile transit options that are both smart and truly zero emissions. Read more…

Nkem Onyegbula

Nkem Onyegbula

Doctoral Student

Onyegbula is an independent consultant and principal with CYNKON Inc. His doctoral research leverages his professional experience and explores ways of enhancing change management models by understanding the intrinsic and irrational motivational behaviours of individuals via cognitive and social psychology to drive the adoption of IT applications. Read more…

Peter Rasquinha

Peter Rasquinha

Doctoral Student

Rasquinha is a programmer analyst and instructor in Computing Science at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, BC. His doctoral research interests are in institutional logics framework and microfoundations of institutions with a focus on developing a framework that can be used to improve service. Read more…