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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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Johnson, Joy

Applied Science
Nursing
Health promotion, behaviour change, risk reducation, preventative practives, addiction, smoking cessation

Johnson, Mark

Science
Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability | Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Water and sustainability, terrestrial-aquatic processes, biogeochemistry, ecohydrology, water resources policy

Johnston, Darlene

Law
Indigenous Legal Traditions, Canadian Aboriginal and Treaty Rights, and Law & Colonialism. 

Johnston, Richard

Arts
Political Science
Public opinion, elections, representation, democracy, party politics.

Jolliffe, Peter

Land and Food Systems
Automobiles and their impact on the environment, subsidies for hybrid and electric vehicles, energy efficiency standards, resource conservation, international trade and its effect on the environment, environmental polic

Jovel, Eduardo

Land and Food Systems
Ethnobotany, mycology, natural product chemistry and Aboriginal health.

Justice, Daniel

Arts
First Nations Studies Program
Cherokee intellectual history; Indigenous literary expression, intellectual sovereignty, and critical theory; Indigenous expressive culture; representations of race and sexuality in the literatures of the fantastic; cultural history of animals

Kamat, Vinay

Arts
Anthropology
Medical anthropology, global health, anthropology of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, malaria, political ecology of health

Kandlikar, Milind

Science
Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Intersection of technology innovation, human development and the global environment. Regulation of agricultural biotechnology including implications for food security; air quality in Indian cities; risks and benefits of nanotechnology; solar lighting systems in the developing world; and development and climate change. Science and policy of climate change.

Kazanjian, Arminee

Medicine
Population and Public Health
Cancer Survivorship;Knowledge Exchange and Translation;Psychosocial oncology;Palliative care in cross-cultural context;Vulnerable populations, including women’s, immigrants’ and rural health;Socio-behavioural research in health services utilization;Health technology assessment, systematic reviews and research synthesis;Health workforce planning and modelling of supply/demand;Health policy analysis and outcome evaluation;Population-based administrative data analysis and linkage

Keeling, Patrick

Science
Botany
Molecular evolution and cell biology of eukaryotes, in particular the protists (i.e. eukaryotes that are not animals, fungi, or plants).

Kellett, Ron

Applied Science
Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Urban design

Kelly, Deirdre

Education
Educational Studies
Children and youth, Gender studies, Media and democracy, Social justice, Sociology of Education

Kershaw, Paul

Medicine
Population and Public Health
Early development, child vulnerability, intergenerational equity, sustainability

Kesler, Linc

Arts
First Nations Studies Program
Indigenous Foundations; Interactive Video/Transcript Viewer; Oral Narratives of the Klamath Termination

Kingstone, Alan

Arts
Psychology
Cognitive ethology, social attention, brain and human behaviour.

Klinkenberg, Brian

Arts
Geography
Biogeography, epidemiology, public health, West Nile virus, climate change, species rarity, endangered species recovery, bioinformatics

Ko, Frank

Applied Science
Engineering
Nanofibre Technology, Biomaterials/Surgical Implants_x000D_, Textile Structural Composites_x000D_, Natural Fibres_x000D_

Koehle, Michael

Education
Kinesiology
Underlying mechanisms of environmental illnesses such as altitude, air pollution and decompression illness and developing strategies for their prevention.

Koehoorn, Mieke

Medicine
Population and Public Health
Occupational epidemiology, current and emerging issues in occupational health, surveillance of occupational injury/disease, evaluation of workers’ compensation policies.

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