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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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Brown, Sandra

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

Browne, Annette

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

Bryson, Mary

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

Buchanan, Marla

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

Bulkan, Janette

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

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

Bungay, Victoria

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

Burgess, Mike

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

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

Bustin, Marc

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

Butler, Joy

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

Byers, Michael

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

Callison, Candis

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

Carenini, Giuseppe

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.

Carlsten, Christopher

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

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

Cenfetelli, Ronald

Sauder School of Business
Human computer interaction, E-Business, IT-mediated customer service, Negative aspects of technology, Structural equation modeling, Survey research techniques, Multi-level modeling

Chan, Jennifer

Educational Studies
transnational social movements, international and comparative education, Japanese civil society, Islam in multicultural societies, Adult education, Citizenship and democracy, Gender studies, International and Comparative Education, Multiculturalism, Post-colonial studies