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Arts
Journalism
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 | Applied Science
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
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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Brown, Sandra

Land and Food Systems
Applied Biology
soil science education, climate change, water resources, water governance

Browne, Annette

Applied Science
School of Nursing
Health inequalities, indigenous peoples, women's health, cultural safety, primary health care interventions to improve health outcomes, marginalized populations, health policy

Brumer, Harry

Science
Michael Smith Laboratories
Fundamental and applied carbohydrate enzymology; understand the way in which particular enzymes act to alter the structure of polysaccharides found in biomass (especially plant cell walls and wood fibers); molecular details of polysaccharide synthesis and deconstruction in recycling of biomass in the global carbon cycle; improved use of renewable biomass resources in the forest products, agricultural, and textile industries.

Bryson, Mary

Education
Language and Literacy Education
Communication, gender, sexuality, culture, informatics, media, health informatics, technology, and women's issues

Buchanan, Marla

Education
Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Counsellor Stress, Narrative Inquiry, School Counselling, Traumatic Stress

Bulkan, Janette

Forestry
Forest Resources Management
Community Forestry; Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD); illegal logging; forest certification systems; social and cultural indicators of sustainable forest management

Bull, Gary

Forestry
Forest Resources Management
Economics of ecosystem services; Modelling the impacts of biotechnology; Sustainability in fibre supply chains

Bungay, Victoria

Applied Science
School of Nursing
Health inequities affecting men and women working in the commercial sex industry and people who are street-involved

Burgess, Mike

Medicine
School of Population and Public Health
Ethical and social dimensions of genetic testing, knowledge, commercialization; democratizing the governance of genomics; impacts on biotechnology (health, agriculture and environment);

Burton, Cole

Forestry
Forest Resources Management
Understanding mammal community dynamics in human-impacted ecosystems; Assessing conservation strategies for human-wildlife coexistence; Carnivore ecology and conservation

Bushe, Kendal

Applied Science
Engineering
Clean Energy; ignition and combustion of methane and natural gas in engines.

Bustin, Marc

Science
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Reservoir characterisation of unconventional petroleum resources, gas shales and oil producing shales, coalbed methane

Butler, Joy

Education
Curriculum and Pedagogy
complexity thinking; situated ethics; community wellness; ‘Using inventing games to prevent bullying, teach democracy and promote social justice’

Byers, Michael

Arts
Political Science
human rights, civil liberties, arms control, nuclear, treaties, environment, climate change, Global politics, international law

Callison, Candis

Arts
Journalism
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 standards for Canadian Arctic journalists working in an era of environmental change and global audiences

Carenini, Giuseppe

Science
Computer Science
Developing (group) decision support systems (DSS) that can help community planners identify solutions which balance environmental, economic and social goals. These systems are designed to be scalable, adaptable and flexible to allow fair assessment of new ideas and technologies. Our DSSs facilitate the exploration of alternative solutions by visualizing the effect of various trade-offs and their consequences in relation to sustainability goals and preferences of the different decision stakeholders.

Carlaw, Kenneth

Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (Okanagan)
Economics, Philosophy and Political Science

Carlsten, Christopher

Medicine
School of Population and Public Health
air pollution; respiratory and immunological health effects of inhaled environmental and occupational exposures, using diesel exhaust, western red cedar, and phthalates as model inhalants.

Carrillo, Juli

Land and Food Systems
Applied Biology
plant-insect interactions; agroecology; invasive species; evolution; ecology

Carroll, Allan

Forestry
Forest and Conservation Sciences
Role of climate change in the population dynamics and impacts of eruptive forest insects; Integrated management of forest insect populations

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