Psychology

Angus Chan

Angus received his BA in Psychology and MEd in Educational Psychology at SFU, where he researched on the development of academic writing in ESL and EAP students while teaching courses in Psychology and Educational Psychology. He currently teaches Academic Writing and Psychology courses in Corpus Christi and Alexander College.

Angus has also taught ESL, IELTs, TOEFL, SAT to international students in various colleges and test preparation centres. Angus completed his TESOL in Douglas College, and is currently completing his Provincial Instructor’s Diploma at VCC to continue crafting his instructional techniques in the classroom and online.

Born in Hong Kong, raised in the UK, and living in Vancouver, Angus shares the struggles and challenges that current international students must overcome in order survive and succeed in Canadian post secondary schools.

Angus also enjoys running, swimming, and spending time with his growing family.

Discipline

Psychology

Mikey Jose

Mikey Jose is a PhD Neuroscience student at UBC, pursuing research in music neuroscience. Graduating with a BSc in Cognitive Systems at UBC in 2020, Mikey’s research orientation lends itself well to multidisciplinary research, as he continuously strives to bridge the gap between the arts and health/medicine. Mikey is passionate about validating the crucial role that music plays in everyday life and clinical settings, and has received many opportunities to share this passion as a TEDx speaker, invited panelist at UBC’s Neuroscience Colloquia series and Vancouver Symphony Orchestra’s Roundtable series, and Director of UBC Brain and Music Group.

Outside of his academics, Mikey is a composer, songwriter, and musician; at 15, he co-wrote 15 songs for an original musical that raised over $250,000 for local and global charities over 5 years. Most recently, he released an EP on commercial platforms in late 2020, and has accumulated over 1 million streams collectively, reaching 125 countries. His passion for creating music and deep interest in neuroscience intertwine, driving him to understand more fully the incredible holistic power of music.

Discipline

Psychology

Education

  • Ph.D. Neuroscience (University of British Columbia) 2020-
  • B.Sc. Cognitive Systems – Brain and Cognition (University of British Columbia) 2015-2020

Publications

Vali S*, Monbourquette D*, Harvey S, Mahmud K, Jose M, Lam RW, Torres IJ, Yatham LN, Michalak EE, Chakrabarty T. Revised and Resubmitted. Virtual reality interventions to improve cognitive functioning in adults with major psychiatric disorders: A narrative systematic review. (2021)

Jose M*, Harvey S*, Chow E*, Monbourquette D, Vali S, Mahmud K, Lam RW, Torres IJ, Yatham LN, Michalak EE, Chakrabarty T. In Preparation. Virtual reality cognitive assessment tools in major psychiatric disorders: A systematic review. 

Current Research Projects

The role of a personalized music intervention towards alleviating apathy in Parkinson’s Disease

Professional Societies

Movement Disorders Society

Benjamin Wong

Benjamin Wong has been a Registered Clinical Counsellor in BC since 2005. A doctoral student at the University of Illinois, and holder of degrees from the University of British Columbia and Colorado Christian University, Benjamin held clinical positions in sectors including vocational rehabilitation, school counselling, education consultancy, and addictions. A sought-after advocate in the mindful use of digital technologies, he has spoken at professional conferences throughout North America on the prevention and treatment of Gaming Disorder. Over the past several years, Benjamin has focused his efforts on clinical supervision and teaching, with ongoing appointments at various institutions including City University in Canada. Benjamin is also a contractor of outreach services with the BC Government’s Responsible Gambling Program.

Discipline

Pyschology

Education

BSc, University of British Columbia
MA, Colorado Christian
PhD, University of Illinois (pending completion)

Previous Appointments

Faculty, Rhodes Wellness College
Faculty, Stenburg College
Faculty, Alexander College
Faculty, City University of Canada
Faculty, Vancouver Community College

Professional Societies

BC Association of Clinical Counsellors

PSYC 100: Introduction to Psychology I

This course introduces students to psychological theories and research methods, as well as current findings relating to the brain and nervous system, consciousness, sensation, perception, learning, memory, thinking and language.

PSYC 101: Introduction to Psychology II

An introduction to psychological theories and research methods related to motivation, emotion, intelligence, personality, human development, stress, social psychology, psychopathology and therapy.

PSYC 201: Research Methods in Psychology

This 2nd-year course is an introduction to the diverse methods that are used in psychological research, with an emphasis on common errors of judgment, measuring psychological constructs, analyzing data, and writing research reports.

PSYC 202: Analysis of Behavioural Data

Introduces behavioral data analysis; use of inferential statistics in psychology and conceptual interpretation of data; experimental design (laboratory, field research methods); presentation of data analyses in reports.

PSYC 205: Psychology of Child Development

The course explores human development from conception to middle childhood. A major focus is on the various physical, cognitive and emotional factors that influence development in complex ways. Topics include major theoretical issues and research methods, prenatal development and birth, physical development throughout childhood, development of cognition and language, socialization, and personality.