Nicole Malette

PhD Student | Sessional Instructor

Research Area

Education

Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology, The University of British Columbia, 2013-Present

M.A., Sociology, McMaster University, 2013

B.A. Honors, Sociology, McMaster University, 2009

International Student Exchange, University of Strathclyde, 2007

Research

Research Topics

Sociology of Education, Inequality, Mental Health

Research Interests

Colleges and universities across North America are struggling to address their students’ mental health problems. Amidst increasing enrollments large proportions of students exhibit significant mental health symptoms but do not participate in on-campus mental health programming. Effectively addressing students’ mental health problems requires understanding not only student-specific factors but also the institutional contexts influencing student outcomes and treatment use.

My dissertation research consists of a multilevel analysis of how post-secondary institutional context impacts individual student’s mental health. I evaluate 1) the extent to which undergraduate students’ mental health outcomes and service utilization are directly impacted by institutional contexts; and 2) how these institutional contexts buffer or exacerbate mental health inequalities across gender, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status (SES) background.

 

 Supervisor: Dr. Neil Guppy


Publications

Books
Malette, Nicole. “Building Healthy Minds: Navigating Undergraduate Student Mental Health Issues” UBC Publishing. (In Press)

 

Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals
Guppy, Neil, Kerry Greer, Nicole Malette and Krystin Frank (2017) “The Future Lives of Sociology Graduates” Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue Canadianne de Sociologie. Vol 54. No. 1 237-252.

Malette, Nicole. (2017) “Forms of Fighting: A Micro-Social Analysis of Bullying and In-School Violence”. Canadian Journal of Education. Vol 40. No 1.

 

Book Chapters

Lyon, Katherine and  Nicole Malette. (2019). “Sociological Approaches to Education in Canada” in Sara Knudson (Ed.), Committing Sociology: Introduction to Sociology in Canada, Pearson Publishing, Don Mills Ontario

Malette, Nicole and Guppy, Neil. (2016) “Educational Attainment among Canadians: Open and Competitive or Closed and Sponsored?” In Ed Grabb, Monica Hwang, and Jeffrey Reitz (Eds.), Social Inequality in Canada, Toronto, ON: Oxford University Press.


Teaching

Instructor

  • SOCI 310: Canadian Society
  • SOCI 102: Inequality and Social Change

 

Teaching Assistant

The University of British Columbia

  • SOCI 100: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 102: Inequality and Social Change
  • SOCI 310: Canadian Society
  • SOCI 361: Social Inequality
  • SOCI 217: Research Methods

McMaster University

  • Sociology 1A06: Introduction to Sociology
  • Sociology 2P06: Sociology of Education

 

TA Training Coordinator, Department of Sociology, UBC 2016 - 2017


Nicole Malette

PhD Student | Sessional Instructor

Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology, The University of British Columbia, 2013-Present

M.A., Sociology, McMaster University, 2013

B.A. Honors, Sociology, McMaster University, 2009

International Student Exchange, University of Strathclyde, 2007

Research Topics

Sociology of Education, Inequality, Mental Health

Research Interests

Colleges and universities across North America are struggling to address their students’ mental health problems. Amidst increasing enrollments large proportions of students exhibit significant mental health symptoms but do not participate in on-campus mental health programming. Effectively addressing students’ mental health problems requires understanding not only student-specific factors but also the institutional contexts influencing student outcomes and treatment use.

My dissertation research consists of a multilevel analysis of how post-secondary institutional context impacts individual student’s mental health. I evaluate 1) the extent to which undergraduate students’ mental health outcomes and service utilization are directly impacted by institutional contexts; and 2) how these institutional contexts buffer or exacerbate mental health inequalities across gender, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status (SES) background.

 

 Supervisor: Dr. Neil Guppy

Books
Malette, Nicole. “Building Healthy Minds: Navigating Undergraduate Student Mental Health Issues” UBC Publishing. (In Press)

 

Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals
Guppy, Neil, Kerry Greer, Nicole Malette and Krystin Frank (2017) “The Future Lives of Sociology Graduates” Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue Canadianne de Sociologie. Vol 54. No. 1 237-252.

Malette, Nicole. (2017) “Forms of Fighting: A Micro-Social Analysis of Bullying and In-School Violence”. Canadian Journal of Education. Vol 40. No 1.

 

Book Chapters

Lyon, Katherine and  Nicole Malette. (2019). “Sociological Approaches to Education in Canada” in Sara Knudson (Ed.), Committing Sociology: Introduction to Sociology in Canada, Pearson Publishing, Don Mills Ontario

Malette, Nicole and Guppy, Neil. (2016) “Educational Attainment among Canadians: Open and Competitive or Closed and Sponsored?” In Ed Grabb, Monica Hwang, and Jeffrey Reitz (Eds.), Social Inequality in Canada, Toronto, ON: Oxford University Press.

Instructor

  • SOCI 310: Canadian Society
  • SOCI 102: Inequality and Social Change

 

Teaching Assistant

The University of British Columbia

  • SOCI 100: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 102: Inequality and Social Change
  • SOCI 310: Canadian Society
  • SOCI 361: Social Inequality
  • SOCI 217: Research Methods

McMaster University

  • Sociology 1A06: Introduction to Sociology
  • Sociology 2P06: Sociology of Education

 

TA Training Coordinator, Department of Sociology, UBC 2016 - 2017

Nicole Malette

PhD Student | Sessional Instructor

Ph.D. Candidate, Sociology, The University of British Columbia, 2013-Present

M.A., Sociology, McMaster University, 2013

B.A. Honors, Sociology, McMaster University, 2009

International Student Exchange, University of Strathclyde, 2007

Research Topics

Sociology of Education, Inequality, Mental Health

Research Interests

Colleges and universities across North America are struggling to address their students’ mental health problems. Amidst increasing enrollments large proportions of students exhibit significant mental health symptoms but do not participate in on-campus mental health programming. Effectively addressing students’ mental health problems requires understanding not only student-specific factors but also the institutional contexts influencing student outcomes and treatment use.

My dissertation research consists of a multilevel analysis of how post-secondary institutional context impacts individual student’s mental health. I evaluate 1) the extent to which undergraduate students’ mental health outcomes and service utilization are directly impacted by institutional contexts; and 2) how these institutional contexts buffer or exacerbate mental health inequalities across gender, race/ethnicity, and socioeconomic status (SES) background.

 

 Supervisor: Dr. Neil Guppy

Books
Malette, Nicole. “Building Healthy Minds: Navigating Undergraduate Student Mental Health Issues” UBC Publishing. (In Press)

 

Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals
Guppy, Neil, Kerry Greer, Nicole Malette and Krystin Frank (2017) “The Future Lives of Sociology Graduates” Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue Canadianne de Sociologie. Vol 54. No. 1 237-252.

Malette, Nicole. (2017) “Forms of Fighting: A Micro-Social Analysis of Bullying and In-School Violence”. Canadian Journal of Education. Vol 40. No 1.

 

Book Chapters

Lyon, Katherine and  Nicole Malette. (2019). “Sociological Approaches to Education in Canada” in Sara Knudson (Ed.), Committing Sociology: Introduction to Sociology in Canada, Pearson Publishing, Don Mills Ontario

Malette, Nicole and Guppy, Neil. (2016) “Educational Attainment among Canadians: Open and Competitive or Closed and Sponsored?” In Ed Grabb, Monica Hwang, and Jeffrey Reitz (Eds.), Social Inequality in Canada, Toronto, ON: Oxford University Press.

Instructor

  • SOCI 310: Canadian Society
  • SOCI 102: Inequality and Social Change

 

Teaching Assistant

The University of British Columbia

  • SOCI 100: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCI 102: Inequality and Social Change
  • SOCI 310: Canadian Society
  • SOCI 361: Social Inequality
  • SOCI 217: Research Methods

McMaster University

  • Sociology 1A06: Introduction to Sociology
  • Sociology 2P06: Sociology of Education

 

TA Training Coordinator, Department of Sociology, UBC 2016 - 2017