Connor Howe

PhD Candidate


Prof. Philip Ainslie

Current Program

NSERC Canada Graduate Doctoral Scholarship and British Columbia Graduate Scholarship


Connor was born and raised in Kelowna and complete his BHK and MSc at UBCO in 2018 and 2020, respectively. Connor enjoys camping, rock climbing, cycling, and strong IPA’s.

Current Research

Connor’s research focuses on examining the effects of environmental stress on cerebral blood flow regulation and pulmonary function. Connor’s current research projects include 1) examining cerebral blood flow regulation in Andean highlanders with and without chronic mountain sickness living in the highest city in the world, La Rinconda, Peru (5100m); 2) cerebral blood flow and acid-base balance changes in lowlanders during chronic (6-month) high-altitude exposure; and 3) cerebral blood flow regulation and metabolism under conditions of avalanche burial.