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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Arts (Vancouver)
Journalism
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...
Medicine (Vancouver)
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 (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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Gordillo, Gaston

Arts (Vancouver)
Anthropology
Space and violence, affect, ruins and ruination, critical theory and continental philosophy, object-oriented ontologies, resistance to agribusiness, Latin America, Argentina, the Gran Chaco

Graham, Sean

Science (Vancouver)
Botany
plant biodiversity with a focus on both evolutionary and molecular approaches

Grayston, Sue

Forestry (Vancouver)
Forest and Conservation Sciences
Climate change and soil C sequestration; Soil microbial community structure and function related to GHG emissions

Green, David

Arts (Vancouver)
Vancouver School of Economics
minimum wage; immigration; theories of justice (Rawls)

Green, Sheldon

Applied Science (Vancouver)
Engineering
building ventilation and filtration; optimal design of displacement ventilation systems and air handling equipment

Griess, Verena

Forestry (Vancouver)
Forest Resources Management
sustainable forest management, forest management planning, plantation forests + productive forests, close to nature forestry/ near natural forestry, decision support systems, economic benefits of mixed + multi cohort stands

Griffin, Dale

Sauder School of Business (Vancouver)
Consumer judgment and decision making; Prediction and forecasting in consumers and managers; Methods for analyzing individual and aggregate effect

Groat, Lee

Science (Vancouver)
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Environmental Mineralogy; acid mine drainage potential; natural acid rock drainage; mine wastes and neutralization potential

Guhn, Martin

Medicine (Vancouver)
School of Population and Public Health
social determinants of developmental health; social and cultural community and neighborhood effects on child development

Gulati, Sumeet

Land and Food Systems (Vancouver)
Food, Nutrition and Health
The Economics of Urban Transportation; The Effectiveness of Carbon Taxes; The Effectiveness of Environmental Policy; The Economics of Human Wildlife Conflict; The Political Economy of Environmental and Trade Policy; International Trade and its Effect on the Environment.

Guppy, Neil

Arts (Vancouver)
Sociology
social inequality; Social Change and the Gendered Division of Household Labour; Canada’s Gender Equity Revolution

Gurstein, Penny

Applied Science (Vancouver)
School of Community and Regional Planning
socio-cultural aspects of community planning with particular emphasis on those who are the most marginalized in planning processes; developing strategies and interventions that encourage diversity, equity and urban sustainability in the planning and design of communities; affordable homeownership and rental housing

Guy, Robert

Forestry (Vancouver)
Forest and Conservation Sciences
climate change, ecology, forest biology, genomics, plant physiology, Forest regeneration and stock quality

Gyenge, Elod

Applied Science (Vancouver)
Engineering
alternative energy sources (fuel cells, batteries, supercapacitors), pollution control of gaseous (e.g. CO2, NOx) and liquid effluents and environmentally more sustainable chemical process development (e.g. the electrosynthesis alternative to conventional thermochemical processes).

Hagerman, Shannon

Forestry (Vancouver)
Forest Resources Management
Environmental Values; Politics of Knowledge; Social-Ecological Systems; Human-Dimensions of Conservation; Environmental Decision-Making and Policy; Climate Change Adaptation

Hamelin, Richard

Forestry (Vancouver)
Forest and Conservation Sciences
forest pathology; using genetic and genomic approaches to better understand forest disease epidemics

Hanna, Kevin

Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science (Okanagan)
Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences
Environmental impact assessment; natural resources management; energy systems and resources, the Canadian west, north and Arctic.

Hanser, Amy

Arts (Vancouver)
Sociology
gender; consumption/consumerism; inequality

Hardisty, David

Sauder School of Business (Vancouver)
consumer behaviour, sustainability, energy efficiency, decisions about the future

Hare, Jan

Education (Vancouver)
Language and Literacy Education
Aboriginal youth mobility, Aboriginal family and community perspectives on early literacy, literature, identity construction and urban Aboriginal youth, Cultural studies, early childhood, first nations education

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