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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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Fisher, Kevin

Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies
ecological impact of human activities, the socioeconomic and political impact of climate change, the long-term health consequences of human dietary practices and subsistence strategies, and the role of cultural conflict in affecting social and political change

Ford, Laurie

Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education
Child, family, school, and neighbourhood/community factors that promote early school readiness, transition, and success; early childhood assessment; family and community-based services for preschool and school-age children, youth and their families; family-school-health professional relationships; family-school-professional communication for students with chronic health and special needs; and interdisciplinary practice.

Fortin, Nicole

Vancouver School of Economics
Wage inequality and its links to labour market institutions and public policies, including higher education policies; economic progress of women, gender equality policies, and gender issues in education

Forwell, Susan

Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy
Chronic neurological conditions and their impact on chosen occupations. Fatigue in multiple sclerosis (MS); pain and fatigue in spinal cord injury (SCI); fatigue in traumatic brain injury (TBI); adults successfully living with MS; and significant life transitions. Occupations of immigrants who have children with a disability, and notions of occupational distress and power.

Foster, Leonard

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) tools and recommendations for the honey bee industry; aim is decrease in colony losses, increased honey production and greater availability of bees for pollination; benefits include improved food security and healthier, more abundant, more effective pollinators

Frackman, Kyle

Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies
Social justice, gender and sexual identity, international studies, intellectual diversity

Francois, Patrick

Vancouver School of Economics
Economics of Developing Countries, development, problems in development economies

Francois, Roger

Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Climate Change; Application of geochemistry to problems of paleoceanography; carbon and nitrogen isotope geochemistry, and trace element proxies; Water column radiochemistry to constrain abyssal circulation and scavenging

Frank, Blye

Educational Studies
sociology of boys’ and men’s health; masculinity as a social determinant of health

Frank, Erica

Population and Public Health
public health; social responsibility

Frank, Lawrence

Medicine | Applied Science
Population and Public Health | School of Community & Regional Planning
health and environmental impacts of transportation and urban planning (land use) decisions. transportation, transit, public health, sustainability, sprawl, neighbourhood walkability, physical activity, urban planning, Sustainable transportation

Frankish, Jim

Population and Public Health
Health Inequities, Homelessness; Citizen Participation in Health-System Reform

Fraser, David

Land and Food Systems
Applied Biology
Welfare of animals on farms, animal ethics, Animal welfare, innovations in animal housing and management, practical and cultural dimensions of applying ethics to animal issues

Friedel, Tracy

Curriculum and Pedagogy
Environmental Education; Place-based Learning; Outdoor Education; Indigenous Land-based Education

Froese, Thomas

Applied Science
Construction Management

Fuller, Sylvia

inequality; gender and work; Social Policy

Galla, Candace

Language and Literacy Education
what types of technology initiatives (low-, mid-, or high) Indigenous language communities are using to revitalize, maintain, and promote their language

Garrard, Greg

Creative and Critical Studies
Critical Studies
environmental criticism and theory; critical animal studies; environmental education

Gaston, Christopher

Wood Science
Aboriginal / community development; aboriginal forestry; communities and livelihoods; economics; forest policy; sustainability

Gergel, Sarah

Forest and Conservation Sciences
Mapping and Quantifying Ecosystem Services; Social-ecological Landscapes and Resilience; Mapping & Monitoring with First Nations and LEK