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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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Vercammen, James

Land and Food Systems | Sauder School of Business
Food and Resource Economics
Environmental Markets: carbon contracts, policy resonse to learning; Agriculture Risk and Insurance: crop insurance, credit markets, asset pricing; Agriculture Policy Analysis: output-subsidy linkages, land markets, marketing boards; Agricultural Marketing: R&D contracts & vertical coordination, supply chains

Vertinsky, Ilan

Forestry
Forest Economics and Policy
Resource and Forest Management; Decision Theory and Corporate Strategy; International Business and the Pacific Rim; Political Evaluation of Policy

Vertinsky, Patricia

Education
Kinesiology
Social and cultural history of sport and physical activity: gender, race, aging and disability.

Villagomez, Erick

Applied Science
Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Human settlements, urban design and planning, residential architecture, urban development, 'green' urban design processes, plans, codes, standards, guidelines, and prototypes.

Vincent, Amanda

Science
Fisheries Centre
Marine conservation, sustainable use of world's coastal marine ecosystems, subsistence fisheries, marine protected areas, aquarium fish, traditional Chinese medicine, coastal management, Phillippines

Walter, Pierre

Education
Educational Studies
Environmental education, community-based ecotourism, Southeast Asia, learning in community gardens

Walters, Carl

Science
Fisheries Centre
Salmon ecosystems, fisheries management, marine productivity

Wang, Guangyu

Forestry
Forest Resources Management
Sustainable forest management and integrated watershed management by using GIS and computer modeling. 

Warburton, Darren

Education
Kinesiology
Health and Integrative Physiology. Sport cardiology and clinical exercise rehabilitation.

Warren, Mark

Arts
Political Science
Democratic theory, new forms of citizen participation, democratic representation, relationship between civil society and democratic governance, corruption of democratic relationships. 

Watkinson, Paul

Applied Science
Engineering
Deposition and fouling of heat exchangers and process equipment; Biomass gasification

Weary, Daniel

Land and Food Systems
Animal behavior, animal welfare

Webb, Taylor

Education
Educational Studies
Philosophy of education, Policy, Research methodologies

Weber, Barbara

Education
Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Critical Theory, Discourse and Critical Discourse Analysis, Embodiment and Public Space, Ethics, Multiculturalism, Multiculturalism and Recognition, Phenomenology and Hermeneutics, Philosophy for Children, Philosophy Psychology, Qualitative Research, Social Justice, Sociocultural Approaches to Learning and Teaching

Weiler, Joseph

Law
Labour Law and Policy; Sports Law; Media and Entertainment Law; Law of Cyberspace

Weis, Dominique

Science
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Isotope Geochemistry, Geochemistry

Wetton, Brian

Science
Mathematics
Modelling hydrogen fuel cells; computational models for an electro-dialysis system being designed for environmental clean-up; simulation tools to help in the exploration of designs and in the feasibility of scale-up and to explore things that can’t be measured directly, such as the long time climate change effects of global warming. 

White, Katherine

Sauder School of Business
Sustainability Marketing; Encouraging consumers to engage in sustainable behaviours

White, Marc

Medicine
Family Practice
Primary care renewal; continuum of care; continuing medical education; patient advocacy; community engagement; rheumatoid arthritis; chronic musculoskeletal pain; health communication; disability prevention and return-to-work

Whitehead, Lorne

Science
Physics and Astronomy
Optics/lighting

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