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
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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Shawwash, Ziad

Applied Science
Engineering
Modeling and optimization of civil engineering systems; planning, design and operation of hydroelectric generating facilities; use of decision, policy and risk analysis techniques in water resource planning and management; use of artificial intelligence systems in water resource systems.

Shelton, Anthony

Arts
Art History, Visual Art and Theory 
Visual culture, critical museology, history of collecting, Mexican cultural history. 

Sheppard, Stephen

Forestry
Forest Resources Management
Climate change planning, outreach, and community engagement, visioning methods and visualization of climate change causes, impacts, and mitigation/adaptation

Shoveller, Jean

Medicine
Population and Public Health
Social health inequities experienced by young people, with a particular emphasis on sexual health.

Siegel, Linda

Education
Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Arithmetic, Cognitive Aspects of Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Reading

Silver, David

Sauder School of Business
Business and professional ethics

Simard, Suzanne

Forestry
Forest and Conservation Sciences
Effects of climate change on high elevation plant communities, forest ecosystems, mycorrihzal fungi

Sinclair, Anthony

Science
Zoology
Ecosystem dynamics, population dynamics, predator-prey interactions, conservation management

Smith, Kevin

Applied Science
Engineering
Environmentally friendly combustion

Smukler, Sean

Land and Food Systems
Impact of farm management practices on plant biomass and biodiversity, soil physical and chemical properties, nutrients in water (leaching, and storm and irrigation runoff), and carbon dioxide (CO2) and nitrous oxide (N2O) emissions.

Sowlati, Taraneh

Forestry
Wood Science
Supply chain management; Mathematical modeling and optimization; Multi-criteria decision making; Simulation; Life cycle assessment

Sparks, Robert

Education
Kinesiology
Relationship management, VANOC, sustainability

Spiegel, Jerry

Medicine
Population and Public Health
Globalization and health, ecosystem approach to human health, global health and human security

Srivastava, Diane

Science
Zoology
Community ecology, species diversity, invertebrate food webs, cause and ecological consequence

Stainton, Tim

Arts
Social Work
Rights based support and service models, individualized funding, ethics and intellectual disability, disability rights and the historical construction of intellectual disability.

Staub-French, Sheryl

Applied Science
Engineering
Sustainable construction, building information modeling, collaboration and coordination

Stevens, Mark

Applied Science
Community and Regional Planning
Local and regional government land use planning, sustainable development, plan-making and implementation, growth management, natural hazard mitigation, and legal issues in planning.

Stewart, Janice

Arts
Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice
Systemic Inequality is corrosive to possibilities for social justice. Social Justice studies investigates those inequalities and interrogates those modes of "thinking" democracy.

Steyn, Douw

Science
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Atmospheric pollution, boundary layer, and mesoscale meteorology, field measurement and modeling at regional scale

Stull, Roland

Science
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Weather forecasting, weather related disasters

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