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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Role of social movements in public discourse, and understanding how issues related to science and technology become meaningful for diverse publics; Changes to professional norms; Practices and...
Medicine | Applied Science
School of Population and Public Health | School...
Sustainable transport; interaction between land use, travel behavior, air quality, and health; effects of neighborhood walkability on travel patterns and sustainability; links between the built...
Forest Resources Management
Climate change planning, outreach, and community engagement; visioning methods and visualization of climate change causes, impacts, and mitigation/adaptation; low-carbon future scenarios visualized...

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Auger-Méthé, Marie

Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries | Statistics
statistical ecologist; polar and marine ecosystems; challenging ecological questions; movement strategies used by animals to find resources and cope with the dynamics of their habitat; statistical methods to help identify important habitats for marine animals.

Austin, Philip

Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
"Cloud physics"; Cloud Aerosol Feedbacks and Climate; the ways in which stratus and cirrus clouds form, persist, and dissipate; these clouds exert a controlling influence on the global climate

Baines, Erin

School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
transitional justice; the politics of humanitarianism and forced displacement; and, the study of gender and armed conflict, with a regional focus on northern Uganda

Bakan, Joel

Constitutional Law, Legal Theory, Socio-Legal Studies

Bakker, Karen

Political economy, political ecology, environmental studies, development studies, and resource and environmental management

Baldwin, Susan

Applied Science
Bioprocess engineering, bioremediation, biomedical reaction modelling

Banack, Hartley

Curriculum and Pedagogy
outdoor environmental education

Banthia, Nemy

Applied Science
Materials engineering; concrete; advanced composite materials; shotcrete, fibre reinforcement, supplementary cementing materials in concrete.; SIERA (Sustainable InfrastructurE ReseArch) - working on the improvement of sustainability, repair and condition assessment of construction material

Barichello, Rick

Land and Food Systems
Food, Nutrition and Health
food markets; Analysis of quota systems and quota markets; Analyzing the effects of selected agricultural policy instruments; Economics of raw material export bans; Regulated agricultural markets and farm quotas, world food markets, trade policy, poverty alleviation, food security, rural-urban linkages

Barker, John

the impact of international environmental organizations upon indigenous peoples

Baron, Andrew

cognitive development, infancy, childhood, adolescence, racism, race, stereotypes, cooperation, bias, innateness, science education, multiculturalism, gender, ethnicity, neuromarketing, attitudes, preferences, psychology

Bartlett, Karen

School of Population and Public Health
Indoor air quality, bioaerosol exposures in work and community environments, particularly in rural or agricultural settings

Bass, John

Applied Science
School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Globalization and Contested Territory; Social Equity; Visualization and Community Engagement

Baum, Bruce

Political Science
critical social theory (including critical “race” theory, feminist theory, critical hermeneutics, and issues of cross-cultural interpretation); the Politics of Equality, Identity, and Difference

Baylis, Patrick

Vancouver School of Economics
Climate Changes and Impacts; Economic Planning of Energy; environmental economics; climate change economics; energy economics

Beatty, Thomas

Microbiology and Immunology
bacterial molecular biology, physiology and genetics, with an emphasis on the regulation of gene expression, and protein structure and function

Belliveau, George

Language and Literacy Education
Art Education; Artistic and Aesthetic Development; Drama Education; Pedagogy; Teacher Research

Benedet, Janine

criminal law, sex equality, discrimination law, sexual assault, sexual harassment, prostitution, pornography law, Criminal Law, Sex Equality, Employment Discrimination, Violence Against Women, Sexual Harassment Law

Berlinguette, Curtis

Applied Science
CO2 conversion and utilization, clean energy, advanced solar cells, electrochromic windows, dynamic windows, hydrogen fuels production, catalysis

Bertram, Allan

chemical and physical processes important in the atmosphere; atmospheric aerosol particles and the role they play in urban air pollution, climate change and atmospheric chemistry; to better understand the role of human activity on the Earth'­s atmosphere