Nirushi Kuhathasan

Nirushi Kuhathasan

Ph.D. Student in Clinical Neuroscience at McMaster University B.Sc. Honours (Distinction) in Psychology, Major in Political Science 2017

Current Position

Currently, I am a Ph.D. student in clinical neuroscience at McMaster University. Generally speaking, my research focuses on medicinal/therapeutic cannabis use for mood, sleep, and pain.


Favourite Memories at UTM

I fell in love with political theory during my time at UTM. In fact, I think Modern Political Thought (POL320) might be one of the best courses I've taken throughout my entire university career. Since graduating, I've re-read many of the key texts that we covered in the course, and despite moving in a different academic direction, political theory is something I continue to enjoy.


Message from Nirushi

I am genuinely grateful to have been part of such an amazing program. The students and faculty of the UTM Political Science Department are phenomenal to work with and the staff are especially kind and attentive. For such a large program, we have an incredibly close-knit community and my university experience would not have been the same without it. Thank you all!



Clinical Neuroscience
Specialist in Psychology, Major in Political Science, Minor in Forensic Science