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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
Social determinants and processes of child development. Public health efforts at identification, intervention and the prevention of developmental problems.
Applied Science
Demand side management in smart grid; PHEV charging and vehicle-to-grid systems; Control and management of microgrids.

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Blake, Robert

Mechanistic and evolutionary adaption in fish in natural and anthropogenic environmental changes

Boardman, Anthony

Sauder School of Business
Strategy and Business Economics Division
The social discount rate, that is, the discount rate that should be used, from society's perspective, to evaluate projects or programs with some impacts that occur far in the future_x000D_. The social cost of electronic waste recycling in China_x000D_. Social impact bonds and the efficiency of for-profit organizations providing social goods

Bobinski, Mary Anne

Health Law, Bioethics, HIV Law & Policy, Reproductive Law & Policy, Comparative Health Law, Torts

Bohlmann, Jorg

Michael Smith Laboratories
Plantation forests, productivity, genomics

Bombardini, Matilde

Vancouver School of Economics
International trade, political economy, applied microeconomics, international macroeconomics

Bomke, Arthur

Land and Food Systems
On-farm composting practices, use of yard trimming on agricultural land, management of manure as fertilizer, soil health assessment for organic farmers

Booth, Kellogg

Computer Science
Collaboration technology, human-computer interaction, interactive computer graphics, and user interface design

Boothroyd, Peter

Applied Science
Community and Regional Planning
Community-based planning, sustainability and equity. Urban policy, social planning, impact assessment, and community development.

Bowie, William

Division of Infectious Diseases
Determinants of infectious diseases, global health

Boyd, Susan

Feminist Legal Theory, Family, Law and Gender, Law and Sexuality, Parenthood Law, Child Custody Law, Law and Social Justice

Bradfield, Gary

Plant community ecology, subalipine forest ecology

Brauer, Fred

Air quality and health, health impacts of environmental contaminants, environmental health, built environment, transportation and health

Brauer, Mike

Bridge Program
Air pollution exposure assessment and health effects; Transportation and air quality; Biomass air pollution; Built environnment and health

Brauner, Colin

Environmental adaptations (both mechanistic and evolutionary) in relation to gas-exchange, acid-base balance and ion regulation in fish, integrating responses from the molecular, cellular and organismal level. Degree to which physiological systems can adapt/acclimate to natural and anthropogenic environmental changes. Aquaculture, toxicology and water quality criteria development, fisheries management.

Brinkerhoff, Joshua

Applied Science
Fluid mechanics relating flows in industrial, environmental, and biomedical applications. The primary research focus is on how flow instabilities, transition, and turbulence affect the performance and efficiency of the turbomachinery equipment used in the oil and gas industries, aiming to increase efficiency to improve cost-effectiveness and environmental sustainability. Further research interests includes the simulation of multiphase, turbulent flows to study compressed and liquefied natural gas (CNG and LNG) systems and for modelling the dispersion of atmospheric pollutants in urban and rural environments. The research approach consists primarily of large-scale computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations._x000D_ _x000D_ Further sustainability research interests include:_x000D_ • Instability and transition in advanced turbomachinery: Development of algebraic models to predict the onset and growth rate of laminar-to-turbulent transition in LNG turbomachinery. Interaction of aerodynamic and phase instabilities in cavitating turbopumps or turboexpanders. Heat transfer and instability effects in shear-layer mixing. Noise reduction methods for aeroderivative gas turbine engines._x000D_ • Atmospheric dispersion modelling: Effects of turbulence on the transport of gaseous and particulate pollutants in rural, industrial, and urban settings. Simulation of accidental gas release._x000D_ • Compressed natural gas automotive fuel systems: Simulation and optimization of CNG fast-fill systems for commercial vehicle._x000D_ • Vortex-induced vibration in pipeline watercourse crossings: Development of a CFD-based simulation tool for predicting failure risk due to vortex-induced vibrations for gas or oil pipelines at watercourse crossings._x000D_

Brock, Linda

Applied Science
Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Masonry forensics, energy efficient housing

Brondani, Mario

Dental education and translation for geriatrics in languages such as Chinese, Punjabi and Korean. Public Dental Health and acesss (outreach initiatives) and Community Service Learning. Sexually Transmitted Infections (HPV, HIV), access barriers for marginalized populations, HIV rapid testing in dental offices.

Brown, Loch

Theory and practice of sustainable development, with the majority of my work to date focusing on development-related challenges facing Sub-Saharan Africa; Human environment interactions

Browne, Annette

Applied Science
Health and healthcare inequities, with a particular focus on health inequities affecting indigenous peoples. Access to healthcare, women’s health, cultural safety, and primary health care interventions to improve health outcomes for marginalized populations. Promoting health equity through improvements in nursing practice, health care delivery, and health policy.

Bryson, Mary

Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice
Communication, gender, sexuality, culture, informatics, media, health informatics, technology, and women's issues