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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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...
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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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 (Okanagan)
English and Cultural Studies
Literature and the environment; ecocriticism; human-animal studies; Anthropocene culture; cultural dimensions of environmental issues (e.g. pollution, climate change).

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

Ghebremusse, Sara

legal frameworks that govern mining-led development in Sub-Saharan Africa, including the adoption of international norms and the emergence of new legal orders; mining governance; development and human rights; law and development; African legal studies; human rights

Giang, Amanda

Applied Science | Science
Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability | Engineering
Atmospheric Pollutants; Climate Changes and Impacts; Chemical Pollutants; Social and Cultural Factors of Environmental Protection; Public Policies

Gill, Hartej

Educational Studies
using research to bridge the gap between theory, practice, and social activism; identity, power, systemic oppression. colonialism, patriarchy and modernity etc

Gillespie, Judy

Health and Social Development (Okanagan)
Social Work

Girling, Cynthia

Applied Science
School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture
sustainable urban design, the public realm, and tools for urban design; methods and tools of measured visualizations for public engagement in community planning and design

Gladwin, Derek

Language and Literacy Education
Environmental and energy literacy; sustainability education; environmental humanities and arts-based education; food literacy; social and spatial justice.

Glassheim, Eagle

environmental history

Glassman, Jim

Third World Urbanization, Economic Geography

Gleason, Mona

Educational Studies
social justice; age and size as categories of historical analysis, gender and sexuality, health and the body, race and nation

Godin, Robert

Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science (Okanagan)
Transient absorption spectroscopy/microscopy to determine the charge carrier dynamics of materials for solar energy conversion; photochemistry and photophysics; carbon-based photocatalytic materials; sustainable energy and material production.

Goh, Ernest

School of Engineering (Okanagan)
Mechanical Engineering

Golovin, Kevin

School of Engineering (Okanagan)
Mechanical Engineering

Goold, Benjamin

Human Rights; rights and civil liberties of border crossers; social and political dimensions of privacy; the relationship between human rights and constitutional responsibilities; implications of trusted traveller programmes for human rights