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
Political Science
Climate and environmental politics, Federalism and local politics, Political economy, Politics and Government in Canada, Politics and Government of the United States, Public policy
Applied Science
Engineering
Clean energy, Low carbon fuels, Fuel cells and hydrogen
Education
Educational Studies
Citizenship and democracy, Social justice, Sustainability; Environmental Education

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Abdi, Ali

Education
Educational Studies
Citizenship and human rights education; International Development Education

Affolder, Natasha

Law
International Environmental Law, Biodiversity Law, Law and Sustainability

Ahenakew, Cash

Education
Educational Studies
Cultural studies, Higher Education, Indigenous Studies, Leadership and Organizations, Post-colonial studies, Race/ethnicity, Research methodologies, Social justice, Sociology of Education

Aitken, Sally

Forestry
Forest and Conservation Sciences
Climate change; Ecological genetics; Conservation genetics

Alam, Shahria

School of Engineering (Okanagan)
Civil Engineering
Smart materials; Seismic rehabilitation of steel, concrete, masonry; Seismic analysis and building design

Alila, Younes

Forestry
Forest Resources Management
forest hydrology; watershed management; in order to solve urgent operational problems and provide a solid foundation on which to build sustainable forest and water resources management in BC

Allen, Susan

Science
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Prediction and Climatic Modeling; Oceans and Inland Waters; coastal oceanography, mesoscale meteorology and biogeochemical-physical interactions in the ocean. GEOTRACES group

Altintas, Yusuf

Applied Science
Engineering
Computer Control of Machines, metal cutting mechanics, machine tool vibrations, precision machining, virtual machining, mechatronics.

Ameli, Ali

Science
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
hydrologist exploring how water and solutes move and react within watersheds; how these movements and reactions change with climate variability and land-use alteration; how these changes impact terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems; development of interdisciplinary approaches for water security assessments and watershed management; water conservation; water protection; interaction amongst hydrological, geochemical and ecological processes to inform watershed management, planning and engineering designs with the end-goal of managing the environmental impacts of climate variability and land-use alteration on groundwater (and surfacewater) resources.

Anderson, Jim

Education
Language and Literacy Education
children and adults who struggle with literacy learning and issues of social and economic disadvantage

Anderson, Siwan

Arts
Vancouver School of Economics
development economics; micro-level institutions; the role of gender

Angeles, Leonora

Applied Science
School of Community and Regional Planning
Gender analysis, gender mainstreaming and other gender planning related tools, including feminist critiques and perspectives on the intergration of gender and other social axes of difference and diversity in community planning and international development work

Angert, Amy

Science
Botany
Biodiversity and Biocomplexity, Biogeography, Ecological and Ecophysiological Processes; evolutionary ecology, population biology, biological responses to climate change, Conservation Biology

Antweiler, Werner

Sauder School of Business
Strategy and Business Economics Division
international environmental issues; trade and the environment; Canada’s National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI); Environmental Economics and Management, Energy and Electricity Economics

Aquino, Karl

Sauder School of Business
Forgiveness and Reconciliation; Moral Cognition and Behaviour; Status and Social Dominance; Organizational Justice; Workplace Victimization

Arbel, Efrat

Law
Migration Law; Aboriginal Law; Prison Law and Policy

Arcese, Peter

Forestry
Forest and Conservation Sciences
Ecology, Conservation Biology, Evolutionary Biology

Arneil, Barbara

Arts
Political Science
social trust and diversity, global citizenship and cosmopolitanism, the role of disability in political theory and domestic colonies

Asselin, Edouard

Applied Science
Engineering
Hydromet Group: It is becoming significantly more important to be able to extract resources from lower grade ores in an economically viable and environmentally sustainable manner.; corrosion

Atabaki, Nima

Applied Science
Engineering
Ventilation

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