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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Applied Science | Science
Institute for Resources, Environment and...
Atmospheric Pollutants; Climate Changes and Impacts; Chemical Pollutants; Social and Cultural Factors of Environmental Protection; Public Policies
Land and Food Systems | Science
Food, Nutrition and Health | Institute for...
Social Movements, Environment and Society, Dynamics of Social Transformations; food sovereignty, Sustainable agriculture, socio-ecological systems, agro-ecology
Applied Science
Architecture and Landscape Architecture
green building design, construction and operation, including the integrated technical and economic modelling of building- and community-integrated low-carbon energy systems; finding new ways to...

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Ivanochko, Tara

Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Curriculum development in Environmental Science; Community Service Learning; Development of Sustainability Education in EOAS, Faculty of Science and UBC

James, Susan

Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Cultural Psychology & Psychotherapy, Immigrant Mental Health & Culture Specific Syndromes, Philosophical Psychology, Spirituality & Psychotherapy

Jarus, Tal

Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
investigating barriers to full participation of diverse groups of people with disability; diversifying the health and human service professions; the transition into and out of university for students with disabilities

Jassal, Rachhpal

Land and Food Systems
Applied Biology
Measurements and modeling of movement of heat, water and greenhouse gases ( CO2, CH4 and N2O) in soil in relation to soil and environmental variables; effect of forest management on carbon sequestration, greenhouse gas emissions and net global warming potential; scope of plantation forestry and the sustainability of hybrid poplar in the Prairie provinces with respect to their C sequestration potential and water use.

Jatskevich, Juri

Applied Science
Power and energy systems, smart energy grids, power electronic systems and converter circuits, electrical machines and drives, controls, electromagnetic transients, computer modeling and simulation, distributed and parallel simulation

Jetter, Reinhard

Analytical Chemistry, Plant Ecophysiology, Plant Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics, Biological Chemistry

Jiang, Feng

Wood Science
Green approaches in nanocellulose isolation, characterization, and modification; Energy storage applications of bio-based nanomaterials

Jing, Zhichun

environmental archaeology, archaeology of collapse and sustainability

Job, Brian

Political Science
international security; intrastate conflict; human security

Johnson, Greg

Applied Science
Architecture and Landscape Architecture
passive solar design; energy conservation; sustainability; high-performance buildings

Johnson, Joy

Applied Science
health promotion and health behaviour change; the social, structural and individual factors that influence the health of individuals; sex and gender issues in substance use and mental health.

Johnson, Mark

Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Hydrological Cycle and Reservoirs, Land and Soil, Climate Changes and Impacts, Agriculture, Ecology and Quality of the Environment, Running Water Hydrosystem, Fresh Water, Ground Water and Water Tables; Ecohydrology, Carbon cycle, land use, Water and Sustainability, Biogeochemistry, data science

Johnston, Darlene

Indigenous Legal Traditions, Canadian Aboriginal and Treaty Rights, and Law & Colonialism. 

Johnston, Richard

Political Science
Party Systems, Immigration, Multiculturalism, Canada, United States, Postwar Germany, and Political communication

Jovel, Eduardo

Land and Food Systems
Applied Biology
Ethnobotany, mycology, natural product chemistry and Aboriginal health

Justice, Daniel

English Language and Literatures
Cherokee intellectual history; Indigenous literary expression, intellectual sovereignty, and critical theory; Indigenous expressive culture; representations of race and sexuality in the literatures of the fantastic; cultural history of animals

Kamat, Vinay

Global Health and Emerging Diseases; marine conservation; Extractive Industry; political ecology

Kandlikar, Milind

Science | Arts
Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability | Public Policy and Global Affairs
Climate Change, Air Pollution, Extended Producer Responsibility, Human Development, Agricultural Biotechnology, human development and global environment

Kazanjian, Arminee

Population and Public Health
health systems and health policy

Keeling, Patrick

Molecular evolution and cell biology of eukaryotes, in particular the protists (i.e. eukaryotes that are not animals, fungi, or plants).