Wellam Yu Ko is a PhD Candidate at the UBC School of Nursing. He received a Baccalaureate and a Master’s in Nursing from the University of Manitoba and has been a Registered Nurse since 2001. Throughout his career, Wellam showed interest in understanding how men engage in healthy practices and has continuously participated in activities aimed at raising awareness about male-specific health issues in the community. Wellam’s current research uses the masculinities framework to examine the connections between work, prostate cancer and radical prostatectomy. He is expected to finish his dissertation in 2017.