With over 400 faculty investigating sustainability-related topics at UBC, it can be hard to know where to start. We’ve curated a list of researchers with expertise across a wide range of disciplines.

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Arts
Geography
My work bridges the natural and social sciences at the nexus of political ecology, political economy, and urban studies, particularly where those fields intersect with “sustainability science”.
Applied Science
Nursing
Social determinants and processes of child development. Public health efforts at identification, intervention and the prevention of developmental problems.
Applied Science
Engineering
Demand side management in smart grid; PHEV charging and vehicle-to-grid systems; Control and management of microgrids.

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Honey-Roses, Jordi

Applied Science
Community and Regional Planning
Water policy and conservation planning

Hoppman, Christiane

Arts
Psychology
Health and well-being, social interdependencies, daily life processes

Hsieh, William

Science
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Machine learning methods and their applications to the environmental sciences; Seasonal climate and extreme weather prediction; Atmosphere-ocean climate dynamics

Hübner, Kurt

Arts
Political Science
Climate change policies in comparison; Currently leading a international research team on ‘National Pathways to Low Carbon Emission Economies’; interested in the relations between economic competitiveness - climate policies- institutional settings.

Hurd Clarke, Laura

Education
Kinesiology
Health and aging

Hutton, Thomas

Applied Science
Community and Regional Planning
Sustainability planning, economy of the central city, planning for the metropolitan core, service industries and industrial restructuring, urban transformation

Hymel, Shelley

Education
Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Bullying, SEL Teacher Education, Social and Emotional Learning in Children and Youth

Innes, John

Forestry
Forest Resources Management
Sustainable forest management, forest certification, role of disturbance in increasing forest sensitivity to climate change, forest birds conservation, forest planning

Irwin, Darren

Science
Zoology
Understanding how new species arise, how geographical variation within species is produced, and how behaviors evolve. We study carefully chosen model systems using an integrative approach, employing techniques such as DNA sequencing, computer-assisted analysis of vocalizations, observation and experimentation in the field, and computer simulation.

Irwin, Rita

Education
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Action Research, Art Education Research, Community Research, Curriculum Studies Research, Teacher Research

Isaac-Renton, Judith

Medicine
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Water quality and waterborne infections

Isman, Murray

Land and Food Systems
Botanical insecticides and antifeedants, entomology, toxicology

Jackson, Michael

Law
First Nations law, international human rights

James, Susan

Education
Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Cultural Psychology & Psychotherapy, Immigrant Mental Health & Culture Specific Syndromes, Philosophical Psychology, Spirituality & Psychotherapy

Jarus, Tal

Medicine
Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Motor learning with an emphasis on skill acquisition, retention and generalization. Occupational performance, participation, health and well-being.

Jatskevich, Juri

Applied Science
Engineering
Microtran-Electromagnetic Transients Program electric power and energy systems, distribution systems, power quality

Jetter, Reinhard

Science
Botany
Plant surface, biological functions of cuticular waxes and the molecular biology underlying their formation.

Jing, Zhichun

Arts
Anthropology
Long-term dynamics of coupled human and ecological systems, archaeology of sustainability and collapse

Job, Brian

Arts
Political Science
International security under climate change

Johnson, Greg

Applied Science
Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Architectural technology, environmental systems and controls, passive solar design, energy conservation

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