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Applied Science | Science
Institute for Resources, Environment and...
Atmospheric Pollutants; Climate Changes and Impacts; Chemical Pollutants; Social and Cultural Factors of Environmental Protection; Public Policies
Land and Food Systems | Science
Food, Nutrition and Health | Institute for...
Social Movements, Environment and Society, Dynamics of Social Transformations; food sovereignty, Sustainable agriculture, socio-ecological systems, agro-ecology
Applied Science
Architecture and Landscape Architecture
green building design, construction and operation, including the integrated technical and economic modelling of building- and community-integrated low-carbon energy systems; finding new ways to...

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Kellett, Ron

Applied Science
Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Environmental quality; urban form; development of tools for urban design; green neighbourhoods

Kelly, Deirdre

Education
Educational Studies
Gender studies, Media and democracy, Social justice

Kershaw, Paul

Medicine
Population and Public Health
child care, parental leave, work-life balance, social policy, social citizenship, responsibilities and rights, gender and politics, income assistance, child benefit package, social inclusion, neighbourhood effects on child development, Canadian federalism, Citizenship, detrimants of Health, social care

Kesler, Linc

Arts
First Nations Studies Program
strategic planning for First Nations staff and student across the university; developing English department curriculum on American Indian and other ethnic minority literatures

Khan, Samia

Education
Curriculum and Pedagogy
How can education support sustainability?

Kingstone, Alan

Arts
Psychology
Human cognition and social attention in complex settings behavioral, neuropsychological, and functional neuroimaging research; Cognitive ethology, social attention, brain and human behaviour.

Kirchen, Patrick

Applied Science
Engineering
thermochemical energy conversion; understanding the impacts of engine operating parameters such as fuel type, injection strategies, and charge preparation on the fundamental combustion and emission formation processes

Kissoon, Niranjan

Medicine
Pediatrics
sepsis and critical care; Vice Chairman of the Council of the Global Sepsis Alliance (GSA); In 2013 the World Sepsis Declaration was released with a mandate to place sepsis on the global development agenda

Klein, Bern

Applied Science
Engineering
technology and innovation for improved energy efficiency and reduced environmental footprint in mining.

Klein, Peter

Arts
Journalism
global journalism; under-covered issues around the world

Klinkenberg, Brian

Arts
Geography
endangered species (plants), conservation biology, health geography, uncertainty

Ko, Frank

Applied Science
Engineering
Nanofibre Technology, Biomaterials/Surgical Implants , Textile Structural Composites , Natural Fibres

Koehle, Michael

Education
Kinesiology
the interaction between exercise and environmental pollution

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.

Kollmann, Tobias

Medicine
Pediatrics
vaccine system that with only one immunization given at birth will protect from infectious diseases, as well as from asthma and allergies; global health; sustainable solutions to local health challenges in East Africa

Konijnendijk, Cecil

Forestry
Forest Resources Management
Design and Planning of Space, Landscape and Environmental Organization, Urban and Rural Planning Policies; urban forestry, green infrastructure planning, green space governance, urban ecosystem services, people-nature relationships

Koppes, Michele

Arts
Geography
climate change, glaciers, natural hazards, landscape change, polar regions, ice-ocean interactions

Kozak, Robert

Forestry
Wood Science
sustainable business management practices and issues and providing solutions to complex problems related to sustainable development, forestry, wood products and the emerging conservation economy

Kremen, Claire

Science
Zoology
how to reconcile biodiversity conservation with agricultural production using field, lab, and modeling studies on a variety of taxonomic groups. Current research questions in her lab include: How do different forms of agricultural land management influence long-term persistence of wildlife populations by promoting or curtailing dispersal movements and population connectivity? Specifically, can diversified, agroecological farming systems promote species dispersal and survival? How do different types of farming systems affect ecosystem services, yields, profitability, sustainability and livelihoods?

Krzic, Maja

Land and Food Systems
Applied Biology
Soil science, Soil science education, Integration of multimedia and soil science

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