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 (Vancouver)
the 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 (Vancouver)
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...
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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Harley, Christopher

Science (Vancouver)
community ecology, climate change

Harris, Douglas

Peter A. Allard School of Law (Vancouver)
history of the regulation of the Aboriginal fisheries in British Columbia; Aboriginal rights to fish in Canada; Aboriginal law and legal history

Harris, Leila

Science (Vancouver)
Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Drinking Water, Fresh Water, Water, Resources Management, Development Policies, International Development, Social and Cultural Factors of Environmental Protection, Social Contract and Social Justice; water politics, water governance, Environmental justice, gender and social difference, equity and social justice, participatory resource management, Turkey and Middle East, Africa , Ghana, South Africa

Harris, Mark

Arts (Vancouver)
Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice
Indigenous rights in relation to cultural heritage, land claims, the stolen generations, intellectual property and criminal justice issues.

Harris, Sara

Science (Vancouver)
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
climate science education, teaches free online course "Climate Change: The Science" on edX.

Harrison, Kathryn

Arts (Vancouver)
Political Science
environmental politics, environmental policy, climate change, global warming, climate change policy

Hart, Miranda

Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science (Okanagan)
Microbial ecology of soil microbes; the role and the applications of microbes in sustainable agriculture, viticulture, and ecological restoration.

Hassan, Marwan

Arts (Vancouver)
geomorphology; hydrology; landscape evolution; stream ecology; urban hydrology; desert floods; water quality; water resources.

Heckman, Nancy

Science (Vancouver)
Monitoring energy use in UBC buildings

Heine, Steven

Arts (Vancouver)
Cultural psychology; the self; motivations; meaning; essentialistic thinking.

Helsley, Robert

Sauder School of Business (Vancouver)
growth and development of urban areas; the economics of urban sprawl; urban blight and redevelopment; impacts of economic growth on land and housing prices; causes and consequences of privatization in the public sector

Henderson, Sarah

Medicine (Vancouver)
School of Population and Public Health
my work spans a wide range of topics including: air pollution from all provincially relevant sources (wildfire smoke, residential woodsmoke, industry, road dust, shipping, and vehicles); extreme weather events; radon gas; food safety; water quality; and exposures managed by the Drug and Poison Information Centre (DPIC)

Henry, Annette

Education (Vancouver)
Language and Literacy Education
race, class, language, gender and culture in socio-cultural contexts of teaching and learning in the lives of Black students, Black oral histories, and Black women teachers’ practice in Canada, the U.S. and the Caribbean

Henry, Greg

Arts (Vancouver)
consequences of environmental change, driven by the changing climate, on Arctic tundra ecosystems; help Arctic communities to understand and interpret observations of environmental change by elders through shared field and class experiences and participation in science-based projects on berry producing shrub species

Hermansen, Sally

Arts (Vancouver)
Geographic Information Science; visualizing environmental history

Herrington, Susan

Applied Science (Vancouver)
School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
theories in landscape architecture; contested landscapes, including landscapes for risk; design theories of contemporary landscape architecture, including theories regarding children’s landscapes

Hewage, Kasun

School of Engineering (Okanagan)
Civil Engineering
Lifecycle assessment of construction products and processes; Waste management in construction; Energy based sustainability analysis in infrastructure projects; Construction productivity and safety; Human factors and information technology in construction; Construction process optimization

Hiebert, Dan

Arts (Vancouver)
immigration, diversity, national security

Hinch, Scott

Forestry (Vancouver)
Forest and Conservation Sciences
Salmon migration behavioural physiology and ecology; Land-use effects on fish ecology and habitat; Adult salmon migration survival, behaviour, energetics, physiology, habitat use, environmental cues, effects of fisheries and capture-release, passage in regulated rivers, disease and pathogens

Hirsh, Elizabeth

Arts (Vancouver)
employment discrimination and the impact of antidiscrimination laws and corporate diversity policies on gender, race, and ethnic inequality in the workplace