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Zul Kanji

BSc, Dip.DH, MSc, Ed.D (cand)
Instructor
Director and Year 1 Coordinator, Dental Hygiene Degree Program
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Office:
Rm: JBM 308
Tel: 604-822-4680



Research Areas:

Outcomes of dental hygiene baccalaureate education, student retention

Teaching Areas:

Local anesthesia, professionalism, competencies, evidence-based practice, PBL, academic writing, qualitative research methodology


UBC Responsibilities: 
DHDP Director; 
DHDP Year 1 Coordinator 
 
Post-Secondary Education: 
Bachelor of Science Degree (Nutritional Sciences), University of British Columbia;  
Diploma in Dental Hygiene, Vancouver Community College;  
Master of Science Degree (Dental Sciences), University of British Columbia;  
Doctor of Education Degree (Educational Leadership in Post-Secondary Contexts), Simon Fraser University; candidate.  
 
Recent Awards: 
UBC Faculty of Dentistry Full-time Faculty Teaching Award, 2012-2017; 
CDHA Outstanding Research Award 2017; 
CDHA Excellence in Teaching Award, 2014;  
W.W. Wood National Dental Teaching Award, 2013;  
VCC Outstanding Alumni Award, 2013;  
UBC Faculty of Dentistry Sessional Faculty Teaching Award, 2011;  
CDHA Visionary/Leadership Award, 2010;  
CDHA Outstanding Research Award, 2010;  
UBC Killam Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award, 2010; 
 
Research Interests: 
 
Dental hygiene baccalaureate education and associated practice outcomes; 
Student development, student retention, and predictors of success in higher education 
 
Recent publications: 
 
Grant J, Kanji Z. Exploring interprofessional relationships between dental hygienists and health professionals in rural Canadian communities. Journal of Dental Hygiene, 2017; 91(4): 6-11. 
 
Lee A, Kanji Z. Queering the health care system: Experiences of the LGBT community. Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene, 2017; 51(2): 80-89. 
 
Kanji Z, Lin D, Krekoski, C. Interprofessional education and collaborative practice. Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene, 2017; 51(1): 43-49. 
 
Johnson C, Kanji Z. The impact of occupation-related musculoskeletal disorders on dental hygienists. Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene, 2016; 50(2): 72-79. 
 
Morris J, Kanji Z. Exploring how the quality of client-dental hygienist relationship affects client compliance. Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene, 2016; 50(1): 27-34. 
 
Kanji Z. The importance of researching dental hygiene education. Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene, 2014;48(3):87-89. 
 
Kanji Z. Decoding qualitative research for dental hygiene. Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene, 2012;46(4):239-43. 
 
Kanji Z, Sunell S, Boschma B, Imai P, Craig BJ. A discourse on dental hygiene education in Canada. International Journal of Dental Hygiene, 2011;9(4):242-49. 
 
Kanji Z, Sunell S, Boschma B, Imai P, Craig BJ. Outcomes of dental hygiene baccalaureate degree education in Canada. Journal of Dental Education, 2011; 75(3):310-20. 
 
Kanji Z, Sunell S, Boschma B, Imai P, Craig BJ. Dental hygiene baccalaureate degree education in Canada: motivating influences and experiences. Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene, 2010; 44(4):147-55. 
 
 
He is currently a member on the following university and professional committees:  
- UBC Health Curriculum Committee,  
- UBC Aboriginal Health Sciences Student Recruitment & Support Committee,  
- Editorial Board, Canadian Journal of Dental Hygiene,  
- VCC Dental Hygiene Program Advisory Committee,  
- CDHA Education Advisory Committee,  
- CDHA Leadership Alliance,  
- CDHBC Board of Directors, 
- CDHBC Registration & Discipline Committees.  
He also serves on numerous committees within the Faculty of Dentistry.