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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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Satterfield, Terre

Science
Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Sustainable development, environmental health, First Nations; land management, social and cultural consequences of contamination

Sayer, Jeffrey

Forestry
Forest and Conservation Sciences
Integrated approaches to natural resources management, landscape approaches, integrating science into natural resources decision making; Tropical forest conservation; Reconciling conservation and development in tropical forest landscapes; Forest conservation in Indonesia

Schafer, Laurel

Science
Chemistry
biodegraable polymers, sustainable synthesis, Green Chemistry

Schluter, Dolph

Science
Zoology
ecology of recent adaptive radiations; ecological forces responsible for the origin and persistence of species; evolution of differences between them in resource use, body form, and mating preferences; natural selection in wild populations; threespine sticklebacks

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
glaciers, ice sheets, sea level change, climate, glaciology, applied math dynamics of ice sheets

Schulte, Patricia

Science
Zoology
Molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, genomics, population genetics, and evolutionary biology to address the question, what are the physiological adaptations that allow animals to live in particular environments?

Scoble, Malcolm

Applied Science
Engineering
Sustainable mining, mining with communities, mine-mill integration, workplace safety, mining innovation

Scott, Sandra

Education
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Environmental Education; Ways of Knowing; passionate advocate for learning experiences that nurture our sense of wonder for the human and more than human world

Seely, Brad

Forestry
Forest and Conservation Sciences
research to develop and test forest ecosystem management models at multiple spatial scales; exploring options for sustaining and improving the flow of ecosystem services from forest resources and evaluating the potential long-term impacts of climate change on forest health, growth and development; evaluating the impacts of management alternatives to mitigate the impacts of mountain pine beetle and other biogenic disturbance agents on forest resources.

Seidel, Marc-David

Sauder School of Business
Social, Economical and Political Impacts of Innovations; Socio-Economic Conditions; Discrimination and networks in the employment relationship

Senbel, Maged

Applied Science
Community and Regional Planning
Urban design; environmental planning; climate change planning; public engagement; urban agriculture; multi-media; social media and youth engagement

Sens, Allen

Arts
Political Science
international relations; international security; armed conflict; conflict management; peace operations; nuclear weapons; arms control; European security; Canadian foreign and defence policy.

Servati, Peyman

Applied Science
Engineering
advanced nanomaterials; low-cost and flexible solar cells and batteries; novel device engineering for medical and energy applications.

Shadwick, Robert

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

Shakya, Tsering

Arts
Public Policy and Global Affairs
Modern Tibetan literature, Text and Printing Culture in Tibet, Banditry in Tibet

Shapka, Jennifer

Education
Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
developmental psychology; identifying how contextual factors are contributing to developmental wellbeing for adolescents

Shaw, Patricia

Arts
Anthropology
First Nations languages; endangered languages

Shawwash, Ziad

Applied Science
Engineering
Modeling and optimization of large-scale 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 and hydroelectric systems.

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