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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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Charles, Grant

Arts
Social Work
Buidling capacity and fostering system change in health and education

Cheek, Timothy

Arts
History
Modern China, particularly China’s intellectuals and Chinese Communist Party history. Current projects include contemporary Chinese intellectuals and Chinese thought, writings of Mao Zedong (Yan’an period), and Chinese historiography.

Chen, Frances

Arts
Psychology
Social behaviour, relationships, social support, stress, coping, conflict and negotiation, social neuroscience, neurobiology, neuroendocrinology.

Cheng, Kim

Land and Food Systems
Avian genetics, conservation of genetic resources, avian wildlife toxicology, behavioural ecology

Cheung, William

Science
Fisheries Centre
Assessing impacts of fishing and climate change on marine ecosystems and their goods and services, and studying ways to reconcile trade-offs in their management. The impacts of climate change on marine biodiversity and fisheries, globally and in various regional seas.

Chieng, Sie-Tan

Applied Science
Engineering
Soil and water management, irrigation and drainage, environmental impact assessment

Christen, Andreas

Arts
Geography
Land atmosphere interactions, urban climatology, urban carbon cycle, GHG monitoring, GHG emission measurement and modelling

Christensen, Villy

Science
Fisheries Centre
Linking fisheries research to oceanography and climate change research

Christie, Gordon

Law
Aboriginal law, Indigenous legal orders, Indigenous legal theory, Legal Theory, and trans-cultural tort law

Chung, Miu

Arts
Social Work
Marginalized groups, settlement and integration of immigrants and refugees, labour market experience of new generation youth from racial minority immigrant families, community building roles and functions of neighbourhood-level place-based multiservice organizations.

Church, Michael

Arts
Geography
Rivers, river erosion and sedimentation, sediment transport in rivers, floods

Clarke, Garry

Science
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Physics of glaciers and ice sheets. Nature of ice flow instabilities that cause certain modern glaciers to exhibit extreme oscillations in flow rate and, during the last Ice Age, appear to have triggered rapid changes in global climate.

Cohen, David

Forestry
Wood Science
Global value chain and markets for wood products, holist housing (Japan)

Cole, Peter

Education
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Indigenous Education Research; Aboriginalizing/indigenizing research methodology; Orality; Narrativity; Environmental thought; Indigenous self-determination and self-governance; Traditional Aboriginal and Indigenous technologies

Coleman, Katharina

Arts
Political Science
International organizations, peace, sub Saharan Africa

Condon, Patrick

Applied Science
Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Sustainable Communities; Urbanism; Visualization and Community Engagement

Coops, Nicholas

Forestry
Forest Resources Management
Remote sensing, forest inventory, climate change impacts, ecosystem and carbon accumulation modeling

Copeland, Brian

Arts
Vancouver School of Economics
Environmental economics, international trade and the environment, renewable resources, pollution regulation, climate change

Copeman, Robert

Land and Food Systems
Epidemiology and management of plant diseases, alternatives to pesticide controls and crop management

Coulthard, Glen

Arts
Political Science
Indigenous thought and politics, radical social and political thought

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