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UBC researchers are expert in a number of sustainability-related disciplines.

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Brinkerhoff, Joshua
Faculty: Applied Science
Department: Engineering
Research Interests: 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
Faculty: Applied Science
Department: Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Research Interests: Masonry forensics, energy efficient housing
Brodie, Jedediah
Faculty: Science
Department: Botany
Research Interests: Biodiversity alterations under conditions of ongoing global changes, development of theoretical structures for changing ecology of forest regions, vertebrates, tree ecology and productivity and ecosystem functioning, animal herbivores, seed predators, and seed dispersers.
Brondani, Mario
Faculty: Dentistry
Research Interests: 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
Faculty: Arts
Department: Geography
Unit: Environment and Sustainability
Research Interests: 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
Faculty: Applied Science
Department: Nursing
Research Interests: 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
Faculty: Arts
Department: Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice
Research Interests: Communication, gender, sexuality, culture, informatics, media, health informatics, technology, and women's issues
Buchanan, Marla
Faculty: Education
Department: Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Research Interests: Counsellor Stress, Narrative Inquiry, School Counselling, Traumatic Stress
Bulkan, Janette
Faculty: Forestry
Department: Forest Resources Management
Research Interests: Aboriginal forestry
Bull, Gary
Faculty: Forestry
Department: Forest Resources Management
Research Interests: Economics of ecosystem services, international trade in forest products, modelling the impacts of biotechnology, sustainability in fibre supply chains
Bungay, Victoria
Faculty: Applied Science
Department: Nursing
Research Interests: Addiction, Equity, Ethics, Gender and Women’s Studies, Health Care, Human Rights, Labour, Race.
Burgess, Mike
Faculty: Medicine
Department: Medical Genetics
Research Interests: Ethical and social issues related to genomics and biotechnology
Bushe, Kendal
Faculty: Applied Science
Department: Engineering
Unit: Mechanical Engineering
Research Interests: Clean burning engines, combustion, thermal power generation, computational fluid dynamics, alternate energy systems
Bustin, Marc
Faculty: Science
Department: Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Research Interests: Reservoir characterisation of unconventional petroleum resources, gas shales and oil producing shales, coalbed methane
Butterwick, Shauna
Faculty: Education
Department: Educational Studies
Research Interests: Adult education, Gender studies, Policy, Social justice, Workplace learning
Byers, Michael
Faculty: Arts
Department: Political Science
Research Interests: Climate change, environmental security, human security, international law, foreign policy, Arctic
Callison, Candis
Faculty: Arts
Department: Journalism
Research Interests: Changes to media practices and platforms, journalism ethics, the role of social movements in public discourse, and understanding how issues related to science and technology become meaningful for diverse publics.
Calvert, Steve
Faculty: Science
Department: Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Research Interests: Factors responsible for the wide compositional variability of marine sediments, the controls on organic matter burial and nutrient utilization in the ocean, and to use this information to interpret past oceanographic and climatic changes from sediment core records.
Cameron, Ann
Faculty: Arts
Department: Psychology
Research Interests: Cross-cultural studies of lying and truth telling, emergent literacy (specifically, written expression), children’s telephone communications, young children and teenagers’s humour, cultural studies of early years and adolescent resilience, psychosocial stress reactivity.
Carenini, Giuseppe
Faculty: Science
Department: Computer Science
Research Interests: Developing (group) decision _x000D_support systems (DSS) that can help community planners identify solutions which balance environmental, _x000D_economic and social goals. These systems are designed to be scalable, adaptable and flexible to allow fair _x000D_assessment of new ideas and technologies. Our DSSs facilitate the exploration of alternative solutions by visualizing the effect of various trade-offs and their consequences in relation to sustainability goals and_x000D_ preferences of the different decision stakeholders.

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