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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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Perrin, Benjamin

Victims of Crime, Human Trafficking and Child Sexual Exploitation

Peterson, Jenny

Political Science
politics of international aid; the process of liberal peacebuilding and critiques thereof; conceptual and empirical deviations from the liberal model; agonism, resistance, hybridity and political space; diversity and innovation, both local and international, in peace/justice movements; international relations, comparative politics, humanitarian studies and peace studies.

Phinney, Alison

Applied Science
Capacities of older people for successfully coping with the functional consequences of aging and disease. Family and community support for frail older people both within and outside the traditional health care system. Cognitive impairment due to a dementing illness.

Pinar, William

Curriculum and Pedagogy
Curriculum Studies Research; Gender; Curriculum theory; International studies

Pitcher, Tony

Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Evaluation of the impacts of fishing on marine ecosystems with special emphasis on restoration ecology, development of a predictive understanding of how fish shoaling behavior impacts fisheries

Poole, David

Computer Science
Decision making for complex decisions. Projects have included preference elicitation for group decision making, forestry planning, and predicting landslides. The overall theme is to make decisions based on, rich ontologies, complex preferences and detailed (probabilistic relational) models.

Potter, Pitman

humanitarian law, Human Rights, Globalization, law and society

Pottinger, Rachel

Computer Science
Meta-data management, data integration systems, ARTIFACT

Potvin, Gabriel

Applied Science
Bioprocessing, Industrial Microbiology, Microalgal Biotechnology, Sustainable Engineering, Interdisciplinary Education

Pratt, Geraldine

Filipino women working in Canada as domestic workers on temporary work visas; issue of family separation and the long term marginalization of families sponsored by domestic workers after they gain permanent resident status in Canada. Temporary labour migration worldwide.

Prescott, Cindy

Forest and Conservation Sciences
Ecosystem restoration and soil reclamation; Effects of clearcutting and other silvicultural systems on N availability

Price, Richard

Political Science
International Cooperation; international relations; Ethics and World Politics; International Relations Theory; Global Norms

Quayle, Moura

Public Policy and Global Affairs
urban design, green cities, sustainable business

Radic, Valentina

Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Glaciology, Meteorology, Climate Science

Raibmon, Paige

Indigenous peoples and colonialism on the Northwest Coast in the nineteenth and twentieth-centuries; social movements; environmental justice; political implications of cultural representation; inequality

Ramana, M.V.

Public Policy and Global Affairs
Energy Production; nuclear disarmament; arms control; nuclear policy; risk of nuclear accidents

Ramankutty, Navin

Science | Arts
Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability | Public Policy and Global Affairs
Environment and Society, Agriculture, Climate Changes and Impacts; Global food security, Sustainable agriculture, Climate impacts, Land use change

Renneckar, Scott

Wood Science
Advanced renewable materials; Biopolymer structure characterization; Clean fractionation of biomass; Electrospinning Fibers; Nanocellulose; Self-assembly of biopolymers

Renwick, Kerry

Curriculum and Pedagogy
health and food literacy as situated practices, health promotion, and social justice in context of K-12 educational settings; home economics education, a teaching specialization whose content and practice is inherently linked to sustainable food systems

Reynolds, Graham

Intellectual Property and Human Rights, Technology and Access to Justice