Farhad Dastur, PhD

Senior Advisor

Farhad Dastur obtained his BSc in Psychology from UBC and his PhD in psychology from Dalhousie University. He is a faculty member at Kwantlen Polytechnic University where he teaches evolutionary psychology, perception, cognitive ergonomics, and the Interdisciplinary Amazon Field School (in Colombia). He has served as Chair of Psychology, Associate Dean, Senator, and Dean of Arts (pro temp). His research interests include sensory perception in pregnant women, the determinants of intersection collisions, and the role of anxiety in pattern perception. In 2008, he founded Connecting Minds: Canada’s national undergraduate research conference in psychology. His teaching, scholarship, and leadership have been recognized with a NISOD Teaching Excellence Award, a Chair Academy Exemplary Leader Award, an invitation to present at TEDxKPU, a 2016-18 OER Research Fellowship, and the 2018 KPU Teaching Fellowship in Experiential Learning. Farhad volunteered for a Habitat for Humanity project in Brazil, and currently volunteers with The Beaver Scouts, and Big Brothers of Vancouver.