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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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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Abdi, Ali

Educational Studies
Citizenship and human rights education; International Development Education

Affolder, Natasha

International Environmental Law, Biodiversity Law, Law and Sustainability

Ahenakew, Cash

Educational Studies
Cultural studies, Higher Education, Indigenous Studies, Leadership and Organizations, Post-colonial studies, Race/ethnicity, Research methodologies, Social justice, Sociology of Education

Aitken, Sally

Forest and Conservation Sciences
Climate change; Ecological genetics; Conservation genetics

Alam, Shahria

Applied Science
Smart Materials and their Structural Applications; Recycle/Reuse of Industrial Wastes for Structural Applications

Alila, Younes

Forest Resources Management
forest hydrology; watershed management; in order to solve urgent operational problems and provide a solid foundation on which to build sustainable forest and water resources management in BC

Allen, Susan

Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Prediction and Climatic Modeling; Oceans and Inland Waters; coastal oceanography, mesoscale meteorology and biogeochemical-physical interactions in the ocean. GEOTRACES group

Anderson, Jim

Language and Literacy Education
children and adults who struggle with literacy learning and issues of social and economic disadvantage

Anderson, Siwan

Vancouver School of Economics
development economics; micro-level institutions; the role of gender

Angeles, Leonora

Applied Science
Community and Regional Planning
Gender analysis, gender mainstreaming and other gender planning related tools, including feminist critiques and perspectives on the intergration of gender and other social axes of difference and diversity in community planning and international development work

Angert, Amy

Biodiversity and Biocomplexity, Biogeography, Ecological and Ecophysiological Processes; evolutionary ecology, population biology, biological responses to climate change, Conservation Biology

Antweiler, Werner

Sauder School of Business
Sustainability and Ethics Group
international environmental issues; trade and the environment; Canada’s National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI); Environmental Economics and Management, Energy and Electricity Economics

Arcese, Peter

Forest and Conservation Sciences
Ecology, Conservation Biology, Evolutionary Biology

Arneil, Barbara

Political Science
social trust and diversity, global citizenship and cosmopolitanism, the role of disability in political theory and domestic colonies

Asselin, Edouard

Applied Science
Materials Engineering
Hydromet Group: It is becoming significantly more important to be able to extract resources from lower grade ores in an economically viable and environmentally sustainable manner.; corrosion

Atabaki, Nima

Applied Science
Mechanical Engineering

Atwater, Jim

Applied Science
Civil Engineering
Environmental Engineering; Pollution Control and Waste Management; Solid waste management, leachate generation, characterization and treatment, groundwater contamination, groundwater mitrification/denitrification.

Auger-Méthé, Marie

Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries | Department of Statistics
statistical ecologist; polar and marine ecosystems; challenging ecological questions; movement strategies used by animals to find resources and cope with the dynamics of their habitat; statistical methods to help identify important habitats for marine animals.

Austin, Philip

Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
"Cloud physics"; Cloud Aerosol Feedbacks and Climate; the ways in which stratus and cirrus clouds form, persist, and dissipate; these clouds exert a controlling influence on the global climate

Baines, Erin

Public Policy and Global Affairs
transitional justice; the politics of humanitarianism and forced displacement; and, the study of gender and armed conflict, with a regional focus on northern Uganda