Celine Ruscher

Celine Ruscher

Adjunct
celiner@vpcollege.com

Celine Ruscher

Adjunct

Biography

Dr. Celine Ruscher is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of British Columbia. She worked for 7+ years in academic research, in CNRS in France, at UBC and McMaster in Canada. As a condensed matter physicist, she conducted research at the interface between chemistry, biology, and engineering. Her work leads to 20+ publications and was presented during several international conferences.

Recently, her interest shifts toward educational research and she is now investigating the link between students’ identities, the barriers they might face, and their behaviours during group works. Her work aims to improve current active learning strategies and supports students with specific needs.

Dr. Ruscher is particularly interested in understanding the specific needs of neurodivergent students and students struggling with mental health disorders to provide them the best possible learning environment.

As an instructor, she is sensitive to improve inclusivity and equity in the classroom. By using universal design of learning, she aims to support the diverse ways of thinking and communicating.

Dr. Ruscher dedicated her spare time in volunteering for the Crisis Centre, BC, a non-profit organization, devoted to mental health awareness and suicide prevention. There, she helps with grants writing and finding donors. She also works as a youth educator. She facilitates workshops about self-care for mental health in schools for students from grade 6 to 12 . By doing so, she aims to help youths navigating safely through the different stressors of their lives.

Education

PhD Physics
MSc Condensed Matter Physics
BSc Physics and Chemistry