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)
Journalism
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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Kunz, Nadja

Applied Science (Vancouver)
Engineering | School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
works at the interface of research and practice to resolve private sector water challenges, with a focus on the mining and resources sector

Lam, Frank

Forestry (Vancouver)
Wood Science
Engineering, wood products

Larson, Bruce

Forestry (Vancouver)
Forest Resources Management
silviculture (especially economic and biodiversity issues), and forest management (especially forest certification).

Lau, Anthony

Applied Science (Vancouver)
Engineering
Environmental engineering, waste-to-resource recycling, composting, odor control, biohydrogen energy

Lauer, Sean

Arts (Vancouver)
Sociology
Place Based Approaches to Strengthening Communities

Lauster, Nathanael

Arts (Vancouver)
Sociology
housing justice and health; Housing; Urban; Immigration; Population; Environment;

Laval, Bernard

Applied Science (Vancouver)
Engineering
Environmental Fluid Mechanics; water management; rehabilitation of lakes, mine tailings, the dispersion of nutrients and pollutants in lakes and coastal waters, movement of toxic materials in aquatic environments and more

Lavallee, Suzie

Forestry (Vancouver)
Forest and Conservation Sciences
how ecological pressures can shift the investment of resources in insects; experiential learning; impact of conservation and forest resources management on the livelihoods of people and the vast biodiversity of India

Lawrence, Gregory

Applied Science (Vancouver)
Engineering
Environmental fluid mechanics, hydraulics, hydrodynamic stability and mixing, physical limnology, water quality management

Le Billon, Philippe

Arts (Vancouver)
Geography | School of Public Policy and Global Affairs
political geography, political ecology, and war studies; the links between natural resources and armed conflicts; the political economy of war and reconstruction; the resource curse; corruption; natural disasters; governance of extractive sectors, and food security

Leaf, Michael

Applied Science (Vancouver)
School of Community and Regional Planning
urbanization and social change in Third World countries, particularly southeast Asia and China; Analysis and planning for societies in the midsts of their urban transitions, with particular attention to cases in Asia; Infrastructure and urban environments in developing countries

LeBaron, Michelle

Peter A. Allard School of Law (Vancouver)
cross-cultural conflict resolution; conflict across worldview differences; gender and conflict

Lee, Christopher

Arts (Vancouver)
Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies
Asian North American literatures and cultures, Asian diaspora studies, American Studies, race and ethnicity, aesthetic philosophy, critical theory

Lee, Jae-Hyeok

Science (Vancouver)
Botany
Genetic engineering of algae for efficient carbon capture and biofuel production.

Lee, Jongho

Applied Science (Vancouver)
Engineering
Environmental Engineering, Environmental Systems Engineering; Water/Wastewater Treatment, Desalination, Resource Harvesting, Nanoporous Media, Electrokinetics

Lehman, Darrin

Arts (Vancouver)
Psychology
Cross-cultural research; health psychology; coping with stressful life events; counterfactual thinking.

Lence, Barbara

Applied Science (Vancouver)
Engineering
Optimizing design and operational strategies of water resources projects, reliable withdrawal-treatment strategies for contaminated groundwater supply systems, water distribution system operational procedures to meet hydraulic and water quality objectives

Leyton-Brown, Kevin

Science (Vancouver)
Computer Science
Computational problems in agriculture and development

Li, Eric

Management (Okanagan)

Li, Loretta

Applied Science (Vancouver)
Engineering
Contaminated site investigation and management, environmental monitoring, risk and impact assessment, soil-contaminant interactions, mobility and migration of contaminants, remediation technology, mine tailings waste disposal and treatment processes

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