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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Sumaila, Rashid

Science
Fisheries Centre
Bioeconomics, marine ecosystem valuation

Sundberg, Juanita

Arts
Geography
Conservation and development, gender, environmental thought

Suto, Melinda

Medicine
Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Mental health, mental illness (specializing in mood disorders and schizophrenia), stigma and recovery; conceptualizing leisure and how participation is shaped by beliefs, environments, and transitions; and exploring how the occupation of gardening contributes to the health and well-being of individuals and communities. 

Suttle, Curtis

Science
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Marine virology and microbiology, nutrient and energy cycling in marine ecosystems

Tansey, James

Sauder School of Business
Centre for Sustainability and Social Innovation
Sustainability, public perception of technology and biotechnology, climate change, carbon trading, corporate social responsibility

Taylor, Eric

Science
Zoology
Ecology, evolution, fish conservation, trout, DNA

Teschke, Kay

Medicine
Population and Public Health
Health, environment pollution, monitoring, bicycling

Tester, Frank

Arts
Social Work
Social and environmental issues in relation to colonial histories. Inuit social history, the problem of young Inuit suicide and the social and personal implications of a severe housing shortage and overcrowding. History of Inuit housing policy, the history of Inuit residential schools. Restorative justice.

Thobani, Sunera

Arts
Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice
Race, gender, nation-formation, migration and globalization, media, gender, globalization, and international conflict

Thrush, Coll

Arts
History
Aboriginal history, environmental history, cultural history, local and global

Tierney, Robert

Education
Language and Literacy Education
Literacy Learning, Longitudinal Studies of Literacy Acquisition; Multiple Literacies; Teacher Professionalism; Politics and role of Assessment in Teaching, Learning, Society

Tindall, David

Arts
Sociology
Conflict over forests, media coverage of forestry and environmental issues, participation in environmental movement

Tortell, Philippe

Science
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Potential impacts of climate change on marine primary productivity, GEOTRACES

Trites, Andrew

Science
Fisheries Centre
Marine mammals, fisheries, marine ecosystems

Turkington, Roy

Science
Botany
Ecological theory and fire history in the Boreal

van Zyl, Dirk

Applied Science
Engineering
Mining, sustainable development, life cycle systems, mine earth structures

VanWynsberghe, Robert

Education
Educational Studies
Citizenship and democracy, Social justice, Sustainability

Varcoe, Colleen

Applied Science
Nursing
Ethical health care, inequities of ethnicity, class, place and ability, violence against women. Advancing ethical healthcare policy and practice. 

Veenstra, Gerry

Arts
Sociology
Social determinants of health, social and economic inequalities

Veiga, Marcello

Applied Science
Engineering
Metallurgical engineer, environmental geochemist, sustainable development in mining, mine closure and reclamation, remedial procedures for metal pollution, bioaccumulation, acid rock drainage and mineral processing

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