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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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Sandercock, Leonie

Applied Science
Community and Regional Planning
Community planning, multiculturalism and cities, cross-cultural planning, indigenous planning

Sarfaty, Galit

Law
Human rights, law and development, corporate sustainability, global supply chain transparency

Satterfield, Terre

Science
Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability
New methods for linking conservation policy to climate change, environmental values and conflicts, public policy, environmental justices, risk theories and perspectives, political and human ecology

Schafer, Laurel

Science
Chemistry
Organometallic and organic chemistry; discrete early transition metal and lanthanide complexes for use in the atom-economic, catalytic synthesis of amines. New approaches for the synthesis of chiral ligands for early transition metal and lanthanide complexation suitable for enantioselective transformations.

Schluter, Dolph

Science
Zoology
Recent adaptive radiation — the evolution of ecological diversity in groups of organisms that are multiplying rapidly. Evolution of major biodiversity gradients.

Schmader, Toni

Arts
Psychology
Interplay between self and social identity, particularly when one's social identity is accord lower status or is targeted by negative stereotypes. Social stigma, social justice, social cognition, intergroup emotion, self-esteem, and motivation and performance.

Schonert-Reichl, Kimberly

Education
Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
The social, emotional, and moral development of children and adolescents with an emphasis on identifying the processes and mechanisms that promote positive development.

Schoof, Christian

Science
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Glaciology, fluid dynamics, applied mathematics

Schreier, Hans

Land and Food Systems
Watershed analysis, GIS, land-water interactions, non-point source pollution, water and soil quality and pollution, land degradation processes and rehabilitation

Schulte, Patricia

Science
Zoology
Environmental regulation of gene expression, adaptation to changing environment, fish, toxicology

Scoble, Malcolm

Applied Science
Engineering
Sustainable mine production systems design, community engagment

Scott, Sandra

Education
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Environmental Education, Pedagogy, Science Education Research, Teacher Education Research, Ways of Knowing

Scudder, Geoffrey

Science
Zoology
Biosystematics, insects, faunistics, biodiversity, conservation

Seidel, Marc-David

Sauder School of Business
Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Discrimination and networks in the employment relationship; Social networks and organizational decision making; Community Form (C-Form) of organization; Early life factors role in later life workplace outcomes

Senbel, Maged

Applied Science
Community and Regional Planning
Public engagement in long term neighbourhood planning, neighbourhood scale energy performance and comparative GHG emissions analysis, municipal climate change planning, youth engagement in climate change planning, leadership in sustainability planning, and different approaches to spatial thinking for people new to design.

Sens, Allen

Arts
Political Science
International relations; international security; armed conflict and conflict management; peace operations; peacebuilding; European security; Canadian foreign and defence policy

Servati, Peyman

Applied Science
Engineering
Low-cost and flexible photovoltaic (PV) solar devices, Flexible electronics, Semiconductor nanowires (NWs), Nanostrucutured electronic films, Nanostructure growth and synthesis, Nanocomposite electronics

Shadwick, Robert

Science
Zoology
Biomimetics, biomaterials, natural engineering for design of new structures/devices for biomedical or industrial use

Shakya, Tsering

Arts
Institute of Asian Research
Modern Tibetan literature, Text and Printing Culture in Tibet, Banditry in Tibet

Shaw, Patricia

Arts
Anthropology
First Nations, Indigenous language, teaching, Masquem

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