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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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Dunford, William

Applied Science
Engineering
Power electronics, power supplies, motor controls, energy management. Power conversion, ranging from utility to microelectronic applications. Efficiency of loads and energy distribution systems.

Dunn, Elizabeth

Arts
Psychology
Happiness, money and spending decisions, self-knowledge

Early, Margaret

Education
Language and Literacy Education
Adolescent Issues; English as a Second Language; Language Education; Literacy; Multiple Literacies; PedagogyTeacher; ResearchWriting; and Reading

Eaton, Brett

Arts
Geography
Fluvial geomorphologist, physical principles controlling stream channel morphodynamics, stream channel (in)stability, fish habitat and bed material transport, influence of disturbances such as forest fire on channel morphodynamics, the effect of large wood on sediment transport dynamics and the influence of hydropower generation on stream channel processes

El-Kassaby, Yousry

Forestry
Forest Resources Management
Genetics, genomics, tree breeding , biodiversity, conservation

Elliot, Robin

Law
Organizing Principles of Canada's Constitution, Federal Paramountcy and Interjurisdictional Immunity Doctrines, Equality Rights, Freedom of Expression, Freedom of Religion, Freedom of Association

Ellis, Brian

Land and Food Systems
Signal transduction networks controlled by mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs) and MAPK kinases (MAPKKs) in plants. Diversity and adaptability that typify plants.

Ellis, Naoko

Applied Science
Engineering
Waste to energy, biofuels (biodiesel, bio-oil), CO2 capture

Ellis, Shona

Science
Botany
Create a Sustainability Pathway to provide an opportunity for students to pursue a sustainability focus in conjunction with their development as biologists.

Eltis, Lindsay

Science
Microbiology and Immunology
Bacterial catabolic enzymes and pathways responsible for the degradation of aromatic compounds and steroids.

Englezos, Peter

Applied Science
Engineering
Natural gas hydrates

Ervin, Ruth

Education
Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Systems Change, Prevention and Intervention Strategies in Special Education.

Eswaran, Mukesh

Arts
Vancouver School of Economics
Application of economic theory to understand economic phenomena, economic development and the economics of gender, evolutionary economics, the economics of religion.

Evans, Bob

Applied Science
Engineering
Clean burning engines, energy conservation, energy policy, thermal power generation

Evenden, Matthew

Arts
Geography
Water history, environmental history, river politics

Farrell, Anthony

Land and Food Systems
Integrative and comparative animal physiology, salmon migratory passage, aquatic toxicology

Ford, Laurie

Education
Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Child, family, school, and neighbourhood/community factors that promote early school readiness, transition, and success; early childhood assessment; family and community-based services for preschool and school-age children, youth and their families; family-school-health professional relationships; family-school-professional communication for students with chronic health and special needs; and interdisciplinary practice.

Fortin, Nicole

Arts
Vancouver School of Economics
Wage inequality and its links to labour market institutions and public policies, higher education policies. Economic progress of women, gender equality policies, and gender issues in education. Decomposition methods, DFL reweighting decomposition methodology, RIF (recentered influence function) regression methodology.

Forwell, Susan

Medicine
Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Chronic neurological conditions and their impact on chosen occupations. Fatigue in multiple sclerosis (MS); pain and fatigue in spinal cord injury (SCI); fatigue in traumatic brain injury (TBI); adults successfully living with MS; and significant life transitions. Occupations of immigrants who have children with a disability, and notions of occupational distress and power.

Frackman, Kyle

Arts
Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies
Social justice, gender and sexual identity, international studies, intellectual diversity

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