Hani Sadati started his Ph.D. program in September 2015 at the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, Faculty of Education, McGill University. His doctoral project is on Participatory Digital Game Development to Address Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Agriculture Colleges in Ethiopia, which is conducted under the supervision of Professor Claudia Mitchell and co-supervision of Dr. Lisa Trimble.
Hani is interested in participatory and arts-based methods and aims to apply Participatory Visual Methodologies (particularly Cellphilming) and Participatory Game Design in his project. He also collaborates with Prof. Mitchell as a Research Assistant in some of her projects, specifically in the area of social and digital media in relation to gender and HIV and AIDS.
Hani is also a member of Heeva Foundation, a Canadian not-for-profit organization with the mission of developing and supporting educational projects for youth in Persian-speaking countries. Right now they are working on an encyclopedia about puberty health.
His research interests include educational studies, Digital Game-based learning, women and gender studies, sexual health and HIV/AIDS, anthropology of health and illness, socio-cultural studies of food and nutrition and participatory methodology. He believes his background in social science and women studies has helped him to understand the social processes and transformations better. In this stage of his life, he has found education as one of the key factors of a real change in a society and this explains why he has shifted into this field for his Ph.D. program.
In terms of extracurricular activities, he is very interested in travelling, mountain climbing, camping, swimming and photography. His passion about the world heritage sites, especially Iranian historic and natural heritage, lead him to become an official Tour Guide where he received a certificate from Iran Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization in 2015. Furthermore, he is a member of Iranian Vegetarian Society and he prefers to follow vegan cuisine for environmental outcomes and peace.