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Research Associates

Iona Pacific Inter-Religious Centre offers Research Associate appointments to exceptional post-doctoral scholars whose research complements and advances the Centre’s mission and program.


Research Associates 2014-2015

Dr. Rosa Sevy. Dr. Sevy’s research has focused on exploring best practices for inter-group and inter-religious collaboration. She created two innovative parenting programs for immigrant and established women from diverse faiths and ethno-cultural communities. The projects have been funded by grants from Embrace BC grants and the Waldman Foundation.


Dr. Mark Stein. Dr. Stein’s research, grounded in linguistics, explores inter-religious interactions in daily life. In addition, he has created adult education curricula to stimulate Jewish-Christian dialogue on various spiritual topics. [photo coming soon]

Past Research Associates and Affiliates

Dr. Hossein Houshmand
Shiva Olyaei