Research Principles

My research is anchored in a commitment to inclusive design, focusing on communication, languages, knowledge building, and translation to enhance the accessibility of information. Intersecting with social justice themes, my work delves into equity, intersectionality, and decolonization. This synergy of themes underpins my goal of dismantling barriers in information accessibility and fostering an equitable and inclusive society.


Trans-gressive Liberation

community centred


co-design &


Panjabi-centred design


(2024) Transgressive Liberation in SUD and AUD Recovery: Integrating the Panjabi-Centred Design Framework for Addressing Substance and Alcohol Use Disorders in the Canadian Panjabi Diaspora.
Human-Centered Design Studies collection – Lived Places Publishing (Forthcoming)

(2024) What’s in a Name? Delving into Substance Use Terminology for Non-English Speaking Drug Users. Addiction Journal – Wiley (Forthcoming)

(2024) Faith,  Empathy and Substance. Role of faith in SUD intervention . Addiction Journal – Wiley (Forthcoming)

Scholarships & Awards

(2022)  Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC) Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Grant $17,500

(2022) Seed Fund for Creative Entrepreneurs $4,000

(2021) OCAD U Graduate Studies Entrance Bursary $3000


Lead Researcher
University of British Columbia – Digital Emergency (2022 – Present)
Funded by New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP) - Canada. “Elam: Understanding technology experiences among South Asian older adults.”

Research Assistant
Maya Mahgoub-Desai & Nancy Snow
OCAD University (2021)
Integrated Urban Design and Communication Guidelines for Infection Control in Public Space (ICPS)

University of the Fraser Valley – South Asian Studies (2020)
“We Are Hockey: Centred on the experiences of people of colour”

University of the Fraser Valley - South Asian Studies (2020)
“Komagata Maru: Continuing the Journey”

We must leave beautiful things in our wake. – Imroze.Today