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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Forestry (Vancouver)
Forest and Conservation Sciences
Beaty Biodiversity Research Centre; cofounder of Treenomix (a foundation of genomics knowledge; promotes forest health and sustainable forest stewardship for future generations)
Arts (Vancouver)
Colonial Legal History; Critical Theory; Race and Racism; Oceans and Maritime Worlds; Focused on global food production, climate change, and forms of war, this project draws from anticolonial...
Forestry (Vancouver)
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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Evenden, Matthew

Arts (Vancouver)
Environmental history and water history, with a regional specialization in Canada, particularly Alberta and British Columbia

Fallon, Gerald

Education (Vancouver)
Educational Studies
Notions of Sustainability in Educational Policies in in Canada

Farrell, Anthony

Land and Food Systems (Vancouver)
Land and Food Systems
Integrative and comparative animal physiology; Salmon migratory passage, exercise / handling stress and recovery, sustainable aquaculture, aquatic toxicology.

Faulkner, Guy

Education (Vancouver)
School of Kinesiology
Community and public health; Health behaviour interventions; Health interventions; Health promotion

Fisher, Kevin

Arts (Vancouver)
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

Flynn, Alexandra

Peter A. Allard School of Law (Vancouver)
Peter A. Allard School of Law
Legal relationship between First Nations and municipal governments;

Ford, Adam

Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science (Okanagan)
Wildlife ecology and conservation; mammals; temperate forests, grasslands, and tropical savannas.

Ford, Laurie

Education (Vancouver)
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

Arts (Vancouver)
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

Medicine (Vancouver)
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

Medicine (Vancouver)
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

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

Francois, Patrick

Arts (Vancouver)
Vancouver School of Economics
Economics of Developing Countries, development, problems in development economies

Francois, Roger

Science (Vancouver)
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

Education (Vancouver)
Educational Studies
Sociology of boys’ and men’s health; masculinity as a social determinant of health

Frank, Erica

Medicine (Vancouver)
School of Population and Public Health
Public health; social responsibility

Fraser, David

Land and Food Systems (Vancouver)
Land and Food Systems
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

Frigaard, Ian

Applied Science (Vancouver)
Mechanical Engineering | Mathematics
Cementing of wells, preventing leakage and techniques for the eventual abandonment – issues related to GHG emission control and long-term environmental protection.

Fuller, Sylvia

Arts (Vancouver)
Inequality; gender and work; Social Policy

Galla, Candace

Education (Vancouver)
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