Meet Ana Ivkov
Faculty of Science | BSc in Honours Behavioural Neuroscience
Sauder School of Business | Master of Management
Areas of Expertise
- REX Program/First Year Opportunities
- Literature Review
- Contacting Labs/PIs/Profs
- Time Management/Professional Skills
- Research Communication (Presentations/Posters)
- Written Research Communication (Proposals/Manuscripts/Grants)
- Data Presentation/Figure Design
Research Experience: 4 years
Hi, I’m Ana! I just finished my B.Sc. in Honours Behavioural Neuroscience and I’m currently at UBC Sauder doing a Master of Management. I was involved in research for most of my undergrad, from the REX program through to working on my honours theses in third and fourth year at the Infant Studies Centre and Language Development Centre. My work has been in the field of infant language development, with a focus on baby neuroimaging, bilingualism, and infant cognition.
When I’m not reading, talking, or learning about cool research (from my field and others!), I enjoy listening to music, going to the theatre, appreciating Vancouver’s natural beauty, and picking up new languages. I’m also really looking forward to helping more students find the research position that’s right for them this year!
How did I first get into research?
I did the REX program in my first year, which introduced me to the world of academic research. I’ve always had wonderfully supportive mentors, starting with my REX mentor, who helped me get my first volunteer lab position. When I got into honours, I decided to switch my focus from animal work to work with people, and that’s how I got involved in child development research – I’ve been doing that ever since!