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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Forestry (Vancouver)
Forest and Conservation Sciences
Beaty Biodiversity Research Centre; cofounder of Treenomix (a foundation of genomics knowledge; promotes forest health and sustainable forest stewardship for future generations)
Arts (Vancouver)
Colonial Legal History; Critical Theory; Race and Racism; Oceans and Maritime Worlds; Focused on global food production, climate change, and forms of war, this project draws from anticolonial...
Forestry (Vancouver)
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

Science (Vancouver)
Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
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

Science (Vancouver)
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

Arts (Vancouver)
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

Peter A. Allard School of Law (Vancouver)
Peter A. Allard School of Law
Constitutional Law, Legal Theory, Socio-Legal Studies

Bakker, Karen

Arts (Vancouver)
Political economy, political ecology, environmental studies, development studies, and resource and environmental management

Baldwin, Susan

Applied Science (Vancouver)
Chemical and Biological Engineering
Bioprocess engineering, bioremediation, biomedical reaction modelling

Banack, Hartley

Education (Vancouver)
Curriculum and Pedagogy
Outdoor environmental education

Banthia, Nemy

Applied Science (Vancouver)
Civil Engineering
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 (Vancouver)
Land and Food Systems
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

Baron, Andrew

Arts (Vancouver)
Cognitive development, infancy, childhood, adolescence, racism, race, stereotypes, cooperation, bias, innateness, science education, multiculturalism, gender, ethnicity, neuromarketing, attitudes, preferences, psychology

Bartlett, Karen

Medicine (Vancouver)
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 (Vancouver)
School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
Globalization and Contested Territory; Social Equity; Visualization and Community Engagement

Baum, Bruce

Arts (Vancouver)
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

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

Belliveau, George

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

Benedet, Janine

Peter A. Allard School of Law (Vancouver)
Peter A. Allard School of Law
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

Bennett, Nathan

Science (Vancouver)
Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Marine conservation, ocean governance, small-scale fisheries, sustainable livelihoods, coastal communities, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change, conservation social science, political ecology

Berlinguette, Curtis

Applied Science (Vancouver)
Chemical and Biological Engineering
CO2 conversion and utilization, clean energy, advanced solar cells, electrochromic windows, dynamic windows, hydrogen fuels production, catalysis

Bertram, Allan

Science (Vancouver)
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

Berube, Pierre

Applied Science (Vancouver)
Civil Engineering
Water treatment, trace organic contaminants, membrane and advanced oxidation technologies., Drinking water treatment, filtration/membrane processes for water and wastewater treatment, distribution system water quality, advanced oxidation, wastewater reuse