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. His initial doctoral research proposal aims to deepen the understanding of the Nigerian oil supply chain structure at the downstream sector to assess the agents, existing best cost-effective inventory control strategies, and the challenges hindering the effective supply chain management of the downstream sector supply chain. 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”. The anticipated outcome of his research is a competency development framework capable of accelerating the capacity development of petro-technical professionals in the global 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. Her initial research proposal aims to support communities to create and develop, enhance and encourage capacity building, and self-determination through an investigation of Indigenous business Incubators. Read more…

Rick Burt

Rick Burt

Doctoral Student

Burt a vice-president for a Canadian-based aviation company. His initial research proposal investigates, a methodology to analyze business models, tools and techniques to provide search and rescue (SAR) services in the Antarctic. 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. His initial research proposal investigates how “agile” frameworks can be transformed into enterprise-wide management practices as an alternative to the traditional hierarchy-based managed structures. Read more…

Shelley Legin

Shelley Legin

Doctoral Student

Legin is the general manager – Corporate Services for the City of Nanaimo. Her initial research proposal focuses on the potential use of social impact bond (SIB) as a mechanism to increase the participation of non-traditional learner populations in post-secondary education. 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 initial research proposal examines 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 Oneygbula

Nkem Oneygbula

Doctoral Student

Oneygbula is an independent consultant and principal with CYNKON Inc. His initial research proposal aims at exploring the impact of organizational change management on employee behaviours, buy-in and adoption during IT implementation. He believes this will be relevant for practitioners and policy makers. Read more…

Peter Rashquinha

Peter Rashquinha

Doctoral Student

Rashquinha is a programmer analyst and instructor in Computing Science at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, BC. His initial research proposal aims at developing a theoretical framework that can be used to align project activities to the strategic objectives of the university, thus providing a strategic and cost-effective service to university stakeholders. Read more…