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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Webb, Taylor

Educational Studies
Philosophy of education, Policy, Research methodologies

Weber, Barbara

Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
how children think about core philosophical and political topics including  nature, the environment, human and children’s rights, recognition, multiculturalism  and globalization

Weijs, Steven

Applied Science
water resources management and hydrology, with a special focus on the dynamics of uncertainty and information within that context; Flood Forecasting, Control of Water Systems

Weiler, Joseph

The Olympic bid process, Aboriginal inclusion, Games laws and legacies, employment impacts and sustainability (economic, social, environmental)

Weis, Dominique

Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Environmental geochemistry

Welham, Clive

Use of ecosystem simulation models as decision support tools for sustainable forest management; to develop strategies for carbon sequestration and storage; and to develop and evaluate reclamation practices associated with Oil Sands mining in Alberta within the context of climate and climate change.

Wetton, Brian

Modelling hydrogen fuel cells; computational models for an electro-dialysis system being designed for environmental clean-up; simulation tools to help in the exploration of designs and in the feasibility of scale-up and to explore things that can’t be measured directly, such as the long time climate change effects of global warming. 

White, Katherine

Sauder School of Business
Social influence, social marketing, sustainability, prosocial consumption, corporate social responsibility

White, Marc

Family Practice
Primary care renewal; continuum of care; continuing medical education; patient advocacy; community engagement; rheumatoid arthritis; chronic musculoskeletal pain; health communication; disability prevention and return-to-work

Whitehead, Lorne

Physics and Astronomy
novel geometrical approaches to applied physics challenges, with a focus on the interactions of electromagnetic fields with microstructures; sunlighting system that guides direct sunlight deep into the interior of a building, thereby reducing the amount of electrical energy required for lighting

Whitton, Jeannette

Conservation policy, Species at risk

Wilkes, Rima

protest, media and First Nations, media and racism, immigration, Collective Action by Indigenous Nations, Media and social movements, Public Opinion, Immigration, Trust

Wilkinson, David

Applied Science
waste water and drinking water treatment, solar fuels, carbon dioxide conversion, clean and sustainable energy and water

Williams, Jennifer

ecological and evolutionary processes that shape population dynamics and species interactions, particularly in a spatial context; process-based understanding of the conservation and management of threatened and invasive species; spread of populations through fragmented landscapes and life history evolution of reproductive strategies under changing climates.

Wilson, Brian

social inequality, social movements, the environment

Withers, Stephen

Enzymes that catalyse glycoside formation and hydrolysis, since these play crucial roles in all areas of biology

Wittman, Hannah

Land and Food Systems | Science
Food, Nutrition and Health | Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Social Movements, Environment and Society, Dynamics of Social Transformations; food sovereignty, Sustainable agriculture, socio-ecological systems, agro-ecology

Wong, Sabrina

Applied Science
informing practice and system level interventions that seek to decrease health inequalities among Canadian residents, including people who face multiple disadvantages in accessing and using the health care system such as those who have language barriers and live in poverty

Wong, Vincent

Applied Science
intelligent transportation systems

Wood, Stepan

corporate social responsibility, sustainability, globalization, transnational governance, voluntary standards, climate change, environmental law