Research Clusters

UNBC Research Clusters bring together researchers who work in broad-based thematic areas of research. These Clusters highlight UNBC's research diversity and strengths.


 Advances in Education
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Name

Academic Unit

Areas of Expertise

Contact Information

Brown, Willow

Education

multi-modal literacy, instructional planning, rural education, professional development

willow.brown@unbc.ca
250-960-6262

Dickson, Lisa

English

pedagogy, teaching and learning

lisa.dickson@unbc.ca
250-960-5364

Erasmus, Daniel

Chemistry

remote-access technology, teaching laboratories

daniel.erasmus@unbc.ca
250-960-5191

Fayowski, Vivian

Academic Success Centre

peer learning, mathematics education, learning strategies for adult learners

Fraser, Tina

Education

tina.fraser@unbc.ca
250-960-5714

Harrison, Edward

Education

First Nations people, uses of images, curriculum studies

ed.harrison@unbc.ca
250-960-3316

Hartman, Bryan

Education

educational impact of television, instructional design

bryan.hartman@unbc.ca
250-960-6647

Hyndman, Jennifer

Mathematics

pedagogy, peer learning, attitudes towards mathematics

Kitchenham, Andrew

Education

technology integration, special education. web-based teaching, assistive adaptive technologies, second language acquisition, educational leadership

Koehn,Corinne

Education

counsellor education

corinne.koehn@unbc.ca
250-960-6264

Lautensach, Alex

Education

science education, sustainability education, cultural safety

MacMillan, Peter

Education

curriculum based measurement systems

McDonald, Verna

Education

cross-cultural thinking, cross-cultural classrooms, culturally regenerative education

verna.mcdonald@unbc.ca
250-960-3338

Nixon, Gregory

Education

gregory.nixon@unbc.ca
250-960-6667

Olson, Robert

Northern Medical Program

faculty development, medical education, competency-based education

rolson2@bccancer.bc.ca
250-960-6352

O'Neill, Linda

Education

life and career issues, classroom support and complex trauma, secondary trauma and teachers

linda.o'neill@unbc.ca
250-960-6414

Procter, Dennis

Education

dennis.procter@unbc.ca
250-960-6313

Sherry, John

Education

peer education, multi-cultural concerns

john.sherry@unbc.ca
250-960-5961

Smith, Heather

International Studies

Director, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology

heather.smith@unbc.ca
250-960-6655

Usman, Lantana

Education

Comparative International Education; Educational Policies, Administration and Leadership; Economics of Education; Multicultural Education; Gender Education and Development

lantana.usman@unbc.ca
250-960-5304

Whalen, Catherine

Education


Agriculture
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Name

Academic Unit

Areas of Expertise

Contact Information

Connell, David

Environmental Planning

local food systems, agricultural planning, regional food hubs, farmer's markets

david.connell@unbc.ca
250-960-5835

Green, Scott

Ecosystem Science and Management

community-based sustainability, local food production

scott.green@unbc.ca
250-960-5817

Massicotte, Hugues

Ecosystem Science and Management

wood ash reclamation in agricultural soils

McGill, Bill

Ecosystem Science and Management

soil specific cropping systems, value-added biomass ash utilization, soil biogeochemistry, fate and transport of organic compounds in soils

bill.mcgill@unbc.ca
250-960-5308

Opio, Chris

Ecosystem Science and Management

agro-forestry

chris.opio@unbc.ca
250-960-5868

Young, Jane

Ecosystem Science and Management

organic fertilizers

jane.young@unbc.ca
250-960-5861


Biodiversity/Ecology
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Name

Academic Unit

Areas of Expertise

Contact Information

Costello, Allan

Ecosystem Science and Management

fish, salmonids, genetics, conservation, management, impact assessments, telemetry, habitat

allan.costello@unbc.ca
250-960-5658

Aukema, Brian

Adjunct Professor

landscape ecology, forest insects, patterns

brianaukema@umn.edu
612-624-1847

Bleiker, Katherine

Adjunct Professor

population dynamics, invasion biology, community ecology, host trees, fungi

Burton, Phil

Adjunct Professor

disturbance ecology, plant competition, ecology of understory shrubs, mountain pine beetle

phil.burton@unbc.ca
250-615-3333

Coxson, Darwyn

Ecosystem Science and Management

plant ecology, non-vascular plants, lichens, mosses, plant environmental physiology, conservation biology, forest ecology

darwyn.coxson@unbc.ca
250-960-6646

Dawson, Russ

Ecosystem Science and Management

avian ecology, reproductive efforts, mate choice, sexual selection, parisitology, environnmental variation

russ.dawson@unbc.ca
250-960-6068

Egger, Keith

Ecosystem Science and Management

microbial ecology, biodiversity and phylogeny, ecosystem function, nitrogen cycling, mychorrizal communities

keith.egger@unbc.ca
250-960-5860

Erasmus, Daniel

Chemistry

molecular ecology of fish, aquatic entomology, molecular biology

daniel.erasmus@unbc.ca
250-960-5191

Fredeen, Art

Ecosystem Science and Management

sub-boreal forest bryophyte and lichen diversity and function, forest ecophysiology

art.fredeen@unbc.ca
250-960-5847

Gantner, Nikolaus

Environmental Science

aquatic food webs; freshwater fishes; limnology; arctic biodiversity; cold climate lake ecosystems

Gillingham, Michael

Ecosystem Science and Management

quantitative ecology, population and wildlife ecology, modelling, plant-herbivore interactions, behavioural ecology

Green, Scott

Ecosystem Science and Management

northern tree/forest responses to climate change, marginal populations

scott.green@unbc.ca
250-960-5817

Gorrell, Andrea

Chemistry

archaea

andrea.gorrell@unbc.ca
250-960-6217

Haeussler, Sybille

Adjunct Professor

terrestrial ecosystems of northern BC, climate change, disturbance regimes, species distribution

Heard, Doug

Adjunct Professor

distribution, abundance and management of caribou, moose and mountain goats, predation

doug.heard@gov.bc.ca
250-614-7458

Henry, Phillipe

Adjunct Professor

biological invasions, mammalian populations, habitat fragmentation, resource exploitation, climate change

Huber, Dezene

Ecosystem Science and Management

entomology, chemical ecology, integrated pest management, applied genomics, molecular biology, plant-insect interactions

dezene.huber@unbc.ca
250-960-5119

Iwama, George

Adjunct Professor

comparative physiology, stress response in fish

george.iwama@unbc.ca
(81) 98-966-8711

Johnson, Chris

Ecosystem Science and Management

wildlife, landscape and conservation ecology, cumulative impacts, remote sensing, modelling, GIS

chris.johnson@unbc.ca
250-960-5357

Lewis, Kathy

Ecosystem Science and Management

forest pathology, disturbance ecology

kathy.lewis@unbc.ca
250-960-6659

Lindgren, Staffan

Ecosystem Science and Management

insect-plant interactions, forest insect community ecology, entomology, chemical ecology

Massicotte, Hugues

Ecosystem Science and Management

plant ecology and anatomy, bog ecosystems, carnivorous plants, microscopy

McGill, Bill

Ecosystem Science and Management

soil biogeochemistry, fate and transport of organic compounds in soils

bill.mcgill@unbc.ca
250-960-5308

Murray, Brent

Ecosystem Science and Management

molecular ecology and evolution, conservation genetics, aquatic vertebrates, marine mammals, bony fishes, genetic variation

brent.murray@unbc.ca
250-960-5638

Otter, Ken

Ecosystem Science and Management

birds, habitat disturbance, reproductive and communication behaviour, signal reliability, mating strategies, disturbed landscapes, migration, hybridization, geolocators, black-capped chickadees

ken.otter@unbc.ca
250-960-5019

Parker, Katherine

Ecosystem Science and Management

bioenergetic strategies of wildlife, predator-prey interactions, plant-herbivore dynamics, ungulates, boreal and sub-arctic systems

Petticrew, Ellen

Geography

fish bearing streams, salmonids

Poirier, Lisa

Ecosystem Science and Management

insect behaviour and ecology, aquatic entomology

lisa.poirier@unbc.ca
250-960-6124

Rader, Stephen

Chemistry

C. merolae, acidophile, thermophile, red algae, S. cerevisiae, fungi, pre-mRNA splicing, splicing evolution

stephen.rader@unbc.ca
250-960-6216

Rea, Roy

Ecosystem Science and Management

plant-animal interactions, mitigation of wildlife vehicular collisions

roy.rea@unbc.ca
250-960-5833

Rutherford, Michael

Environmental Science

plant-soil systems, soil fauna, soil microbes, soil microbial ecology

Shrimpton, Mark

Ecosystem Science and Management

fish biology, environmental physiology, growth and development, environmental change, habitat use, migration

mark.shrimpton@unbc.ca
250-960-5991

Young, Jane

Ecosystem Science and Management

plant adaptation in aquatic ecosystems

jane.young@unbc.ca
250-960-5861


Biomedical
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Name

Academic Unit

Areas of Expertise

Contact Information

Gray, Sarah

Northern Medical Program

obesity, diabetes, endocrine physiology, mechanisms of disease

sarah.gray@unbc.ca
250-960-5442

Harris, Luke

Health Sciences

Muscle and brain health, rehabilitation, near-infrared spectroscopy

luke.harris@unbc.ca
250-960-5109

Lee, Chow

Chemistry

RNA metabolism, biochemistry and molecular biology of cancer, drug discovery

chow.lee@unbc.ca
250-960-5413

Maurice, Sean

Northern Medical Program

fibrosis, cancer, extracellular matrix, proteoglycans, metalloproteinases, cell biology

sean.maurice@unbc.ca
250-960-5443

Payne, Geoff

Interim Vice President Research and Graduate Programs

microcirculation, modulation of immune response, pathogenesis of HIV, inflammatory mediation

geoff.payne@unbc.ca
250-960-5104

Rader, Stephen

Chemistry

pre-mRNA splicing, spliceosome, snRNP, spliceopathy, Taybi-Linder Syndrome, Microcephalic Osteodysplastic Primodial Dwarfism type I, cancer, spinal muscular atrophy

stephen.rader@unbc.ca
250-960-6216

Smith, Kevin

breast cancer, glycosylation, biomarker, alpha-1-acid glycoprotein

kevin.smith@unbc.ca
250-960-5205

Winwood, Paul

Vice Provost Medicine

liver fibrosis

paul.winwood@unbc.ca
250-960-5275


Business & Development
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Name

Academic Unit

Areas of Expertise

Contact Information

Bogdanski, Bryan

Adjunct Professor

Canadian forest sector, competitiveness, beetle impacts, sustainable forest development

Bowles, Paul

Economics

globalization, BC economy, international monetary systems, global trends

paul.bowles@unbc.ca
250-960-6648

Chen, Jing

Business

physical foundations of economics and social sciences, analytical thermodynamic theory

jing.chen@unbc.ca
250-960-6480

Choi, Sungchul

Business

price promotions, channels of distribution, behavioural pricing, human and competitive behaviour, community sustainability

sungchul.choi@unbc.ca
250-960-5107

Chowdhury, Reza

Business

Corporate Finance, Corporate Governance, Corporate Sustainability, International Financial Markets

reza.chowdhury@unbc.ca
250-960-6260

Connell, David

Environmental Planning

strategic business planning

david.connell@unbc.ca
250-960-5835

Croft, Elizabeth

Business

outsourcing and offshoring, network strategies, strategies of financial institutions

Cronshaw, Steven

Business

factors leading to successful adaptation of workers to conditions in the workplace

Curry, John

Environmental Planning

new ventures, entrepreneurial development

john.curry@unbc.ca
250-960-5837

Deo, Balbinder

Business

productivity and productivity measurement issues, simulation, operation based costing, research and development operations

balbinder.deo@unbc.ca
250-960-6462

Fredj, Karima

Economics

benefit cost analysis, microeconomics, international intelligence, cooperation, price competition, store competition

karima.fredj@unbc.ca
250-960-6686

Ge, Xin

Business

consumer decision making, consumer information processing, constructive consumer preferences

xin.ge@unbc.ca
250-960-5178

Haque, Waqar

Computer Science

e-commerce, tools and technologies for business intelligence

waqar.haque@unbc.ca
250-960-6522

McPhail, Fiona

Economics

exports and labour in China, women's work, corporate and social responsibility, reconciliation and development, women in skilled trades, female entrepreneurs, immigrant workers, economic development

fiona.mcphail@unbc.ca
250-960-6660

Safaei, Jalil

Economics

economic development, human development, sustainable development

jalil.safaei@unbc.ca
250-960-5581

Tallman, Rick

Business

psychological contracts, leadership, employee attitudes and teams in business

rick.tallman@unbc.ca
250-960-5404

Wang, Baotai

Economics

Internationalization, financial markets, China's exchange rate policy, fiscal and monetary policies, globalization, economic growth, income distribution, renminbi

baotai.wang@unbc.ca
250-960-6489


Community & Society
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Name

Academic Unit

Areas of Expertise

Contact Information

Bouchard, Michel

Anthropology

ethnicity and identity, sociolinguistics, ethnolinguistics, nationalism, Russia and Russian speakers

Chipeniuk, Raymond

Adjunct Professor

amenity migration, mountain community planning, sustainable development

Choi, Sungchul

Business

price promotion, channels of distribution, behavioural pricing, competitive behaviour

sungchul.choi@unbc.ca
250-960-5107

Connell, David

Environmental Planning

communal living, farmer's markets, strategic business planning

david.connell@unbc.ca
250-960-5835

DeWiel, Boris

Political Science

political philosophy, political ideaology, history of ideas

boris.dewiel@unbc.ca
250-960-5662

Gibson, Erin

Adjunct Professor

archaeology of movement, landscape and interaction, heritage

erin.gibson@unbc.ca
250-960-6495

Halseth, Greg

Geography

social geography, community, economic and social change/development, sustainability

greg.halseth@unbc.ca
250-960-5826

Hanlon, Neil

Geography

volunteer sector, networks and partnerships, health geography, aging resource-based communities

neil.hanlon@unbc.ca
250-960-5881

Holler, Jacqueline

History

gender, sexuality, emotions, religion, colonialism

Klepetar, Amy

Nursing

influence of place on health, health care industry, community partnerships, sustainable communities

amy.klepetar@unbc.ca
250-960-3315

Lavallee, Loraine

Psychology

the impact of social and societal forces on individual well-being

Lazenby, Richard

Anthropology

biological, forensic and nutritional anthropology, skeletal biology, human adaptability

MacPhail, Fiona

Economics

gender equality, corporate social responsibility, female entrepreneurs

fiona.macphail@unbc.ca
250-960-6660

Maher, Patrick

Adjunct Professor

adventure tourism, ecotourism

pat_maher@cbu.ca
902-563-1230

Meletis, Zoe

Geography

human-environment relations, community and environment, development and change, amenity migration, rural gentrification

zoe.meletis@unbc.ca
250-960-5920

Morris, Marleen

Adjunct Professor

multi-sectoral collaboration and change, community and regional development

marleen.morris@unbc.ca
250-960-5952

Mullins, Philip

Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management

environmental philosophy, tourism, outdoor recreation, socially just communities, sustainable development

philip.mullins@unbc.ca
250-960-5509

Murphy, Michael

Political Science

socio-political determinants, citizenship and democratic theory, multiculturalism, nationalism

michael.murphy@unb.ca
250-960-6683

Nolin, Catherine

Geography

development, social justice, structural violence, human rights, war crimes

Rea, Roy

Ecosystem Science and Management

moose-vehicle collisions

roy.rea@unbc.ca
250-960-5833

Safaei, Jalil

Economics

social justice, healthy communities

jalil.safaei@unbc,ca
250-960-5581

Shultis, John

Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management

resource-based tourism, protected area management, wilderness experience, recreation in protected areas

john.shultis@unbc.ca
250-960-5640

Smith, Angele

Anthropology

cultural identities, immigration, refugees, asylum seekers

angel.smith@unbc.ca
250-960-6492

Smith, Nathan

Adjunct Professor

war and society, citizenship, politics, activism

nathan.smith@unbc.ca
250-960-5313

Summerville, Tracy

Political Science

sustainable communities, globalization of northern BC, public policy

Wright, Pamela

Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management

parks, protected areas, design, planning, ecological monitoring, health and nature, aboriginal tourism

pamela.wright@unbc.ca
250-960-6353


Culture & Creativity
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Name

Academic Unit

Areas of Expertise

Contact Information

Beeler, Karin

English

film and television studies, youth culture, comparative literary studies

karin.beeler@unbc.ca
250-960-6640

Beeler, Stan

English

popular culture, film and television studies, application of technology

stan.beeler@unbc.ca
250-960-6619

Bouchard, Michel

Anthropology

ethnicity and identity, sociolinguistics, Russia and Russian speakers, northern Russia indigenous peoples, medival nationhood, French speakers of North America, French speakers of BC, Metis of Pacific Northwest, museums

Budde, Robert

English

creative writing, Canadian literature

robert.budde@unbc.ca
250-960-6693

Cloutier, Yvon

Education

yvon.cloutier@unbc.ca
250-960-5926

Dickson, Lisa

English

renaissance literature

lisa.dickson@unbc.ca
250-960-5364

Gibson, Erin

Adjunct Professor

ancient routes of communication, landscape archaeology, historical archaeology, ethnography, heritage tourism

erin.gibson@unbc.ca
250-960-6495

Guest, Kristen

English

19th century theatre, victorian popular culture

kristen.guest@unbc.ca
250-960-6642

Horne, Dee

English

ecopoetics, creative writing, modern American literature

dee.horne@unbc.ca
250-960-6641

Hutchings, Kevin

English

environmental history, literature, culture, First Nations, colonialism, ecology, Indigenous rights

Rahemtulla, Farid

Anthropology

archaeology, First Nation history in BC, ancient technology

Romanets, Maryna

English/ Women's Studies

comparative literature, post-colonial and world literatures, contemporary critical theory, women's literature

Schorcht, Blanca

Dean, College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences

contemporary First Nations and Native American literatures, Indigenous oral traditions

Smith, Angele

Anthropology

landscapes, place and space, cultural identities, politics of representation

angele.smith@unbc.ca
250-960-6492

Wilson, Gary

Political Science

Indigenous languages, protecting and revitalizing cultures

gary.wilson@unbc.ca
250-960-5514


Environment
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Name

Academic Unit

Areas of Expertise

Contact Information

Beedle, Matthew

Adjunct Professor

Booth, Annie

Ecosystem Science and Management

environmental ethics, policy, planning

annie.booth@unbc.ca
250-960-6649

Carroll, Allan

Adjunct Professor

climate change

allan.carroll@ubc.ca
604-822-3360

Chan, Laurie

Adjunct Professor

toxicology, environmental health

laurie.chan@uottawa.ca
613-562-5800

Curry, John

Environmental Planning

climate change

john.curry@unbc.ca
250-960-5837

De Long, Craig

Adjunct Professor

climate change impacts

Deo, Balbinder

Business

carbon credits, biofuels, transport of biofuels

balbinder.deo@unbc.ca
250-960-6462

Dery, Stephen

Environmental Science

climate change, anthropogenic emmission, carbon-dioxide, methane, global temperature, hydrometeorological changes, snow, ice water balance, Quesnel River basin, remote sensing, numerical simulations

stephen.dery@unbc.ca
250-960-5193

Fredeen, Art

Ecosystem Science and Management/Biology

CO2 fluxes in harvested forest areas and agricultural lands, Bowen ratio, ecovariance, impacts of forest management on carbon stocks and fluxes

art.fredeen@unbc.ca
250-960-5847

Gantner, Nikolaus

Environmental Science

contaminant impacts and monitoring; mercury; food web uptake; arctic field research; lakes; estuaries; education

Geertsema, Marten

Adjunct Professor

natural hazards, terrain analysis, influence of landslides on biophysical diversity, effects of climate change on natural hazards, hazard regimes

Helle, Steve

Environmental Engineering

bioenergy, biofuels, forest industry by-products, fermentation processes, waste water treatment, waste treatment, biological, chemical and physical treatment processes

steve.helle@unbc.ca
250-960-5206

Jackson, Peter

Environmental Science

atmospheric science, meteorology, climate, mesoscale meteorology, numerical atmospheric simulation, air pollution, modelling, high performance computing, mountain meteorology and climatology, biometeorology

peter.jackson@unbc.ca
250-960-5985

Kazemian, Hossein

Chemistry

synthesis and characterization of zeolites, MOFs, ZIFs; measuring, monitoring and remediation of air, water and soil pollutants

Larisch, Belinda

Adjunct Professor

environmental engineering

Lautensach, Alex

Education

environmental ethics, environmental security, environmental education

alexl@unbc.ca
250-615-3334

Lavallee, Loraine

Psychology

environmental psychology, barriers to conservation, environmental values

Lewis, Kathy

Ecosystem Science and Management

forest pathology, disturbance ecology

kathy.lewis@unbc.ca
250-960-6659

Li, Jianbing

Environmental Engineering

groundwater flow, contaminant transport, porous media, soil remediation, groundwater remediation, environmental risk assessment, contaminated sites, environmental modelling, environmental pollution control, waste management

jianbing.li@unbc.ca
250-960-6397

Lowan-Trudeau, Gregory

Adjunct Professor

environmental studies and education

gelowan@ucalgary.ca
403-220-7922

Maher, Patrick

Adjunct Professor

tourism in sensitive environments

pat_maher@cbu.ca
902-563-1230

Massicotte, Hugues

Ecosystem Science and Management

serpentine soils

McGill, Bill

Ecosystem Science and Management

soil specific reclamation and remediation strategies, soil biogeochemistry, fate and transport of organic compounds in soils, trace gas fluxes from terrestrial ecosystems

bill.mcgill@unbc.ca
250-960-5308

Meletis, Zoe

Geography

perceptions of environment and development, conservation, solid waste management, consumption

zoe.meletis@unbc.ca
250-960-5920

Menounos, Brian

Geography

climate change, proglacial lake sediments, hydro-climatic variability, hydrologic processes, Holocene glacier fluctuations, paleo-environmental reconstruction, surface geology

brian.menounos@unbc.ca
250-960-6266

Mullins, Philip

Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management

environmental philosophy, protected areas management, sustainable development, ecologically sustainable

philip.mullins@unbc.ca
250-960-5509

Opio, Chris

Ecosystem Science and Management/Biology

land reclamation

chris.opio@unbc.ca
250-960-5868

Owens, Philip

Environmental Science

landscape disturbance, climate change, water, sediment sources, transport and storage, chemicals, nutrients and contaminants in soils

philip.owens@unbc.ca
250-960-6177

Parkes, Margot

Health Sciences/Northern Medical Program

impacts of ecosystem change, ecohealth, watershed management, ecosystem sustainability, ecosystem approaches to health, rural river catchments

margot.parkes@unbc.ca
250-960-6813

Petticrew, Ellen

Geography

aquatic systems, sediment, nutrients, contaminants, fluxes, impacts of forest harvesting on water systems, sediment yields, fish bearing streams, eutrophic lakes, freshwater flocs

Rex, John

Adjunct Professor

water quantity and quality, forest hydrology, nutrient retention, cycling in salmon-bearing streams, wood biomass leachate effects

john.rex@gov.bc.ca
250-960-6813

Rutherford, Mike

Environmental Science

carbon and nitrogen cycling, biogeochemical cycling, simulation modelling, soil fauna, soil microbial ecology, radioactivity of soils, industrial waste, radon gas, biodegradation, hydrocarbon compounds, industrially contaminated soils, bioremediation, reclamation, biochar and bioenergy residuals

Sanborn, Paul

Ecosystem Science and Management/Biology

soil formation and classification, soils as a recorder of environmental change, nutrient cycling

paul.sanborn@unbc.ca
250-960-6661

Seidel, Andrew

Environmental Planning

sustainable environments

andrew.seidel@unbc.ca
250-960-5359

Shubair, Mamdouh

Health Sciences

climate change, diabetes

Smith, Heather

International Studies

climate change

heather.smith@unbc.ca
250-960-6655

Sui, Jueyi

Environmental Engineering

cold region hydraulics, hydrology, river ice hydraulics, fluvial hydraulics

jueyi.sui@unbc.ca
250-960-6399

Tang, Youmin

Environmental Science

climate predictions, advanced numerical models, singular vector analysis, stochastic optimal analysis, ENSO prediction, inter-annual/inter-decadal oscillation, non-linear canonical co-relation analysis

youmin.tang@unbc.ca
250-960-5190

Thring, Ron

Environmental Engineering

biosolids, reaction engineering, oil and gas processes, soil remediation, waste water treatment, waste treatment, biodegradable materials

ron.thring@unbc.ca
250-960-5804

Wheate, Roger

Geography

remote sensing, geovisualization, mountain cartography

roger.wheate@unbc.ca
250-960-5865

Wilkening, Ken

International Studies

global environmental problems, atmosphere, environmental history

ken.wilkening@unbc.ca
250-960-5768

Wright, Pam

Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management

parks, protected areas, ecological monitoring

pamela.wright@unbc.ca
250-960-6353


First Nations
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Name

Academic Unit

Areas of Expertise

Contact Information

Binnema, Ted

History

northwestern plains, pacific slope during the fur trade, Aboriginal people and the environment, Aboriginal history, history of Indian policy, Hudson's Bay Company

ted.binnema@unbc.ca
250-960-6662

Booth, Annie

Ecosystem Science and Management

Aboriginal peoples, communities, sustainability, natural resources, land concerns, ethics

annie.booth@unbc.ca
250-960-6649

Curry, John

Environmental Planning

First Nations, sustainability, rural and remote communities

john.curry@unbc.ca
250-960-5837

de Leeuw, Sarah

Health Sciences/Northern Medical Program

colonialism in BC, residential schools, health disparities, power imbalance

sarah.deleeuw@unbc.ca
250-960-5993

Fraser, Tina

Education

Aboriginal women, oral tradition, foundations of First Nations

tina.fraser@unbc.ca
250-960-5714

Gibson, Erin

Adjunct Professor

archaeology of movement, communication routes

erin.gibson@unbc.ca
250-960-6495

Graveline, Fyre Jean

First Nation Studies

healing, land, traditional methods, language, story, art, music, circle

Greenwood, Margo

First Nations Studies

childhood development programs, cross-cultural communication, children's transition, Aboriginal Health

Harrison, Edward

Education

First Nations people, uses of images, curriculum studies

ed.harrison@unbc.ca
250-960-3316

Hartman, Bryan

Education

First Nation language, First Nation culture

bryan.hartman@unbc.ca
250-960-6647

Henderson, Earl

Adjunct Professor

Plains native culture and traditions, plains spirituality, systems and medicines, Metis culture and traditions, traditional knowledge, oral history, traditional medicine, pre- and post-contact medical anthropology

earl.henderson@unbc.ca
250-960-5595

Hoffman, Ross

First Nations Studies

identity, cultural renewal, health and wellness

ross.hoffman@unbc.ca
250-960-5242

Holyk, Travis

Adjunct Professor

250-562-3591

Hutchings, Kevin

English

colonialism, Indigenous rights

Johnson, Alyce

Adjunct Professor

Kitchenham, Andrew

Education

preservation of Aboriginal language and culture

Krehbeil, Richard

Adjunct Professor

Kunkel, Titi

First Nations Studies

Tsilhqot'in language and culture; Aboriginal capacity building

titi.kunkel@unbc.ca
250-991-7508

Lavoie, Josee

Adjunct Professor

health care delivery, policy and planning, implementation challenges in remote environments

Li, Han

Psychology

parenting styles among First Nations parents and grandparents, First Nations access to health care, physician-patient communication, health conceptions and practices across cultures, cross-cultural communication

han.li@unbc.ca
250-960-6502

Loukacheva, Natalia

Political Science

international and comparative constitutional law, arctic

Lowan-Trudeau, Gregory

Adjunct Professor

Indigenous and non-indigenous environmental educators, Indigenous and other cultural perspectives, Indigenous resources, Metis history

gelowan@ucalgary.ca
403-220-7922

Mills, Antonia

First Nations Studies

land claims, religion and law, reincarnation beliefs and cases

antonia.mills@unbc.ca
250-960-6690

Murphy, Michael

Political Science

Indigenous rights and governance, reconciliation, Indigenous self-determination, Indigenous health

michael.murphy@unbc.ca
250-960-6683

Nyce, Donna

Adjunct Professor

O'Neill, Linda

Education

Historical trauma, Aboriginal program evaluation

linda.o'neill@unbc.ca
250-960-6414

Pawlowska-Mainville, Agnes

First Nations Studies

Rahemtulla, Farid

Anthropology

First Nations deep history, traditional technology, hunting and fishing

Schorcht, Blanca

Dean, College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences

contemporary First Nations and Native American literatures, Indigenous oral traditions

Wright, Pam

Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management

Aboriginal tourism

pamela.wright@unbc.ca
250-960-6353

Young, Jane

Ecosystem Science and Management/Biology

ethnobotany, medicinal uses of plants

jane.young@unbc.ca
250-960-5861


Global Understandings
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Academic Unit

Areas of Expertise

Contact Information

Casas Aguilar, Anna

Adjunct Professor

contemporary Hispanic literature and cinema, gender and cultural studies

Beeler, Karin

English

film and television studies, youth culture, comparative literary studies

karin.beeler@unbc.ca
250-960-6640

Bowles, Paul

Economics

globalization, BC economy, international monetary systems, global trends

paul.bowles@unbc.ca
250-960-6648

Croft, Elizabeth

Business

outsourcing and off-shoring

Fredj, Karima

Economics

international emission permits, international intelligence cooperation

karima.fredj@unbc.ca
250-960-6686

Hagiwara, Amy

Adjunct Professor

Lacharite, Jason

Political Science

Canadian and comparative public policy, globalization and state taxation, Chinese politics and society, international security

Lautensach, Alex

Education

human security, ethics, community resilience, sustainable development

alexl@unbc.ca
250-615-3334

Loukacheva, Natalia

Political Science

international constitutional law

MacPhail, Fiona

Economics

exports and labour in China

fiona.macphail@unbc.ca
250-960-6660

Morris, Jason

Political Science

politics of health care, poverty alleviation in developing countries, Kenya

jason.morris@unbc.ca
250-960-5931

Murphy, Michael

Political Science

citizenship and democratic theory, nationalism

michael.murphy@unbc.ca
250-960-6683

Nolin, Catherine

Geography

Guatemala, Peru, natural resource extraction, Indigenous lands, human rights, war crimes

Safaei, Jalil

Economics

global health, global social policy

jalil.safaei@unbc.ca
250-960-5581

Smith, Healther

International Studies

Canadian foreign policy, diplomacy, climate change

heather.smith@unbc.ca
250-960-6655

Summerville, Tracy

Political Science

globalization of northern BC

Wang, Baotai

Economics

China's exchange rate policy, globalization, Renminbi internationalization

baotai.wang@unbc.ca
250-960-6489

Wilkening, Ken

International Studies

global sustainability, global environmental problems, atmosphere, east Asia

ken.wilkening@unbc.ca
250-960-5768

Wilson, Gary

Political Science

global change, arctic politics, small island regions, global processes and change

gary.wilson@unbc.ca
250-960-5514


Health
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Academic Unit

Areas of Expertise

Contact Information

Aldiabat, Khaldoun

Nursing

Banner-Lukaris, Davina

Nursing

cardiovascular health, rural and northern healthcare delivery

Callaghan, Russ

Northern Medical Program

injection drug use, infectious disease, alcohol and drug policy, health of drug or alcohol users, illicit tobacco trade

russ.callaghan@unbc.ca
250-960-5668

Chan, Laurie

Adjunct Professor

environmental toxicology, nutrition toxicology, traditional food

laurie.chan@uottawa.ca
613-562-5800

de Leeuw, Sarah

Health Sciences/Northern Medical Program

health disparities, Aboriginal peoples, non-aboriginal peoples, artistic expression

sarah.deleeuw@unbc.ca
250-960-5993

George, Anne

Adjunct Professor

developmental neurosciences and child health

Graham, Candida

Adjunct Professor

mental illness, dementia and caregiver's health

cgraham@unbc.ca
250-960-5444

Gray, Sarah

Northern Medical Program

diabetes, obesity, endocrine physiology, mechanisms of disease

sarah.gray@unbc.ca
250-960-5442

Greenwood, Margo

First Nations Studies

Aboriginal health

Hanlon, Neil

Geography

health geography, medical education programs, primary health care, recruitment and retention, health professionals

neil.hanlon@unbc.ca
250-960-5881

Harder, Henry

Disability Management

disability management; vocational rehabilitation; rehabilitation; psychology; Aboriginal mental, spiritual & cultural health

henry.harder@unbc.ca
250-960-6506

Harris, Luke

Health Sciences

muscle and brain health, rehabilitation, near-infrared spectroscopy

luke.harris@unbc.ca
250-960-5109

Kuo, Kuo-Hsing

Northern Medical Program

cardiovascular diseases, ionic signalling, pathophysiological mechanisms

kuo-hsing.kuo@unbc.ca
250-960-5130

Keen, Kevin

Mathematics

statistical analysis of clinical studies

kevin.keen@unbc.ca
250-960-5014

Klepetar, Amy

Nursing

pediatric environmental health, influence of environment on health, nursing education

amy.klepetar@unbc.ca
250-960-3315

Kumar, Pranesh

Mathematics

biomedical/health science research, design and analysis, significance testing and sample size determination

pranesh.kumar@unbc.ca
250-960-6671

Lautensach, Alex

counselling, family violence, hope, human security

Lavallee, Loraine

Psychology

the impact of social and societal forces on individual well-being

Lavoie, Josee

Adjunct Professor

health care delivery, policy, planning, rural and remote environments

Lee, Chow

Chemistry

RNA metabolism, biochemistry and molecular biology of cancer, drug discovery

chow.lee@unbc.ca
250-960-5413

Li, Han

Psychology

health conceptions and practices across culture, physician-patient communication, cigarette smoking among physicians, First Nations access to health care

han.li@unbc.ca
250-960-6502

MacLeod, Martha

Nursing

rural health services, health system, health care models, nursing practice

martha.macleod@unbc.ca
250-960-6507

Margolin, Indrani

Social Work

girl's and women's sexual health and well-being, expressive art therapy

Mitchell-Foster, Sheona

Northern Medical Program

reproductive health in marginalized women, HPV, cervical cancer, perinatal substance use

Morris, Jason

Political Science

Politics of health care

jason.morris@unbc.ca
250-960-5931

Murphy, Michael

Political Science

Political and social determinants of health; self-determination and indigenous health; minority rights and health

michael.murphy@unbc.ca
250-960-6683

Olson, Robert

Adjunct Professor

cancer care, health services delivery, comparative effectiveness research, patient reported outcomes, clinical trials

rolson2@bccancer.bc.ca
250-960-6352

Parkes, Margot

Health Sciences

public health, ecohealth, ecosystem approaches to health, social determinants of health, health and sustainability

margot.parkes@unbc.ca
250-960-6813

Payne, Geoff

Interim Vice President Research and Graduate Programs

microcirculation, modulation of immune response, pathogenesis of HIV, inflammatory mediators

geoff.payne@unbc.ca
250-960-5104

Pelletier, Chelsea

Health Sciences

kinesiology, exercise physiology, neuromuscular physiology

Peters, Heather

Social Work

homelessness, housing, gender, access to health and social services, illicit drug use and HIV

heather.peters@unbc.ca
250-991-7519

Prkachin, Glenda

Psychology

cognitive neuroscience, perception of emotion, perception of attention

Prkachin, Ken

Psychology

health psychology, pain-expression, biobehavioural determinants

ken.prkachin@unbc.ca
250-960-6633

Rader, Stephen

Chemistry

pre-mRNA splicing, spliceosome, snRNP, spliceopathy, Taybi-Linder Syndrome, Microcephalic Osteodysplastic Primordial Dwarfism type I, cancer, spinal muscular atrophy

stephen.rader@unbc.ca
250-960-6216

Safei, Jalil

Economics

social determinants of health, health economics, health inequality, economic evaluation of healthcare services and policies

jalil.safaei@unbc.ca
250-960-5581

Schmidt, Glen

Social Work

mental illness/health, remote and northern communities

glen.schmidt@unbc.ca
250-960-6519

Sherry, John

Education

group counselling, psycho-drama, conflict mediation, men and masculinity, efficacy, resiliency

john.sherry@unbc.ca
250-960-5961

Shubair, Mamdouh

Health Sciences

diabetes, cardiovascular disease, men's health, metabolic syndrome, epidemiology, health services, health informatics

Skeates, Sue

Nursing

health services, rural and urban settings, interprofessional and patient responses

sue.skeates@unbc.ca
250-960-3321

Smith, Kevin

breast cancer, glycosylation, biomarker, alpha-1-acid glycoprotein

kevin.smith@unbc.ca
250-960-5205

Thomas-Reilly, Greg

Nursing

health systems, communicable diseases

Tippett, William

Adjunct Professor

cognitive decline

Van Pelt, Linda

Nursing

rural and community healthcare access and provision, chronic pain management, RN to NP transition

linda.vanpelt@unbc.ca
250-960-5248

Wagner, Shannon

Disability Management

occupational mental health, occupational stress, trauma and family-work interface

shannon.wagner@unbc.ca
250-960-6320

Wilson, Erin

Nursing

rural health, primary health care, interprofessional practice

erin.wilson@unbc.ca
250-960-6746

Winwood, Paul

Northern Medical Program

liver fibrosis, shared care initiative

paul.winwood@unbc.ca
250-960-5275

Young, Jane

Ecosystem Science and Management

ethnobotany, medicinal uses of plants

jane.young@unbc.ca
250-960-5861

Zimmer, Lela

Nursing

interprofessional practice, perinatal nursing, midwifery, rural and northern nursing practice and education, relational ethics, qualitative research approaches

lela.zimmer@unbc.ca
250-960-6630


Historical Perspectives
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Name

Academic Unit

Areas of Expertise

Contact Information

Binnema, Ted

History

environmental history, northwestern plains, pacific slope during the fur trade, Aboriginal history, history of Indian policy, Hudson's Bay Company, history of science

ted.binnema@unbc.ca
250-960-6662

Bryce, Ben

History

benjamin.bryce@unbc.ca
250-960-5759

de Leeuw, Sarah

Health Sciences/Northern Medical Program

colonialism, residential schools

sarah.deleeuw@unbc.ca
250-960-5993

Henderson, Earl

Adjunct Professor

plains native culture and traditions, plains spirituality, systems and medicines, Metis culture and traditions, traditional knowledge, oral history, traditional healing methods, pre- and post-contact medical anthropology

earl.henderson@unbc.ca
250-960-5595

Holler, Jacqueline

History

spanish-speaking regions, religion, colonialism, history of emotion, women's health

Lettinga, Cornelius

Adjunct Professor

Lettinga, Virginia

Adjunct Professor

Rahemtulla, Farid

Anthropology

First Nation ancient history in BC, ancient technology, ancient fishing methods

Smith, Nathan

Adjunct Professor

history of modern Canada, war and society

nathan.smith@unbc.ca
250-960-5313

Swainger, Jonathan

History

crime history, 19th and 20th Centuries

Wessell-Lightfoot, Dana

History

Medieval European history


Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science
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Name

Academic Unit

Areas of Expertise

Contact Information

Aravind, Alex

Computer Science

concurrency, shared memory, routing algorithms

alex.aravind@unbc.ca
250-960-5548

Bluskov, Iliya

Mathematics

Cominatorics, extremal set theory, optimization algorithms

iliya.bluskov@unbc.ca
250-960-6626

Casperson, David

Computer Science

computational algebra, Galois Theory, universal algebra, programming language semantics

casper@unbc.ca
250-960-6672

Chen, Liang

Computer Science

pattern recognition, image processing, computational geometry, data mining, bioinformatics, computational intelligence, fuzzy systems

liang.chen@unbc.ca
250-960-5838

Dobrowolski, Edward

Mathematics

number theory: algebraic and analytic, polynomials, Mahler's measure, Lehmer's problem, transcendental number theory

Haque, Waqar

Computer Science

real-time database systems, business intelligence, e-commerce, parallel and distributed computing, high performance computing, software testing

waqar.haque@unbc.ca
250-960-6522

Hyndman, Jennifer

Mathematics

unary algebras, natural duality theory, finite basis theory

Keen, Kevin

Mathematics

multivariate statistics, survey sampling theory, rater reliability, quantitative genetics

kevin.keen@unbc.ca
250-960-5014

Keener, Lee

Mathematics

approximation theory, functional analysis, neural networks, mathematical techniques

lee.keener@unbc.ca
250-960-5990

Kumar, Pranesh

Mathematics

statistician, sample survey methodology, health and finance data analysis, prediction and forecasting models

pranesh.kumar@unbc.ca
250-960-6671

Polajnar, Jernej

Computer Science

distributed systems, programming languages, specification techniques, software development tools

Ryan, Dan

Acting VP (Academic) & Provost

statistics

daniel.ryan@unbc.ca
250-960-5610

Tang, Youmin

Environmental Science

innovative mathematical techniques, singular vector analysis, stochastic optimal analysis

youmin.tang@unbc.ca
250-960-5190

Walters, Sam

Mathematics

functional analysis, operator algebras

samuel.walters@unbc.ca
250-960-6627


Mental Health & Addictions
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Name

Academic Unit

Areas of Expertise

Contact Information

Aldiabat, Khaldoun

Nursing

smoking addiction, mental health

Beaumont, Sherry

Psychology

art therapy; creativity and mental health

Callaghan, Russ

Northern Medical Program

injection drug users, legal drinking age, Methamphetamine, illicit tobacco trade, infectious disease, drug-related harms, mortality, hepatitis C, HIV

russ.callaghan@unbc.ca
250-960-5668

Harder, Henry

Disability Management

mental health; wellness; Aboriginal mental, spiritual & cultural health

henry.harder@unbc.ca
250-960-6506

Hardy, Cindy

Psychology

child health and well-being, relationships, social interaction, behavioural assessments

cindy.hardy@unbc.ca
250-960-5814

Kitchenham, Andrew

Education

complex trauma

Koehn, Corinne

Education

addictions, women's mental health, childhood sexual abuse, complex trauma, hope and counselling

corinne.koehn@unbc.ca
250-960-6264

Li, Han

Psychology

smoking among Chinese physicians

han.li@unbc.ca
250-960-6502

Murphy, Michael

Political Science

Political and social determinants of health; self-determination and indigenous health; minority rights and health

michael.murphy@unbc.ca
250-960-6683

O'Neill, Linda

Education

mental health, wellness, complex trauma

linda.o'neill@unbc.ca
250-960-6414

Peters, Heather

Social Work

illicit drug use, access to services by marginalized populations

heather.peters@unbc.ca
250-991-7519

Pierce, Joanna

Social Work

mental health

joanna.pierce@unbc.ca
250-960-6521

Prkachin, Ken

Psychology

mental health in the workplace, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression

ken.prkachin@unbc.ca
250-960-6633

Schmidt, Glen

Social Work

mental illness/health

glen.schmidt@unbc.ca
250-960-6519

Pearson, Tammy

Psychology

mental health

tammy.pearson@unbc.ca
250-960-5110

Wagner, Shannon

Disability Management

mental health, traumatic stress

shannon.wagner@unbc.ca
250-960-6320


Natural Resources
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Academic Unit

Areas of Expertise

Contact Information

Booth, Annie

Ecosystem Science and Management

natural resource impacts, women and natural resources, Aboriginal land/natural resource concerns

annie.booth@unbc.ca
250-960-6649

Burton, Philip

Adjunct Professor

forest regeneration, stand development modelling, silvicultural systems, forest restoration, oldgrowth dynamics, stand edge effects, mountain pine beetle, seed dispersal, gemination ecology, disturbance ecology

Carroll, Allan

Adjunct Professor

forest insects, management, climate change

allan.carroll@ubc.ca
604-822-3360

Costello, Allan

Ecosystem Science and Management

fish, salmonids, genetics, conservation, management, impact assessments, telemetry, habitat

allan.costello@unbc.ca
250-960-5658

Coxson, Darwyn

Ecosystem Science and Management

inland rainforest ecology and management, lichen biology, estuarine ecology

darwyn.coxson@unbc.ca
250-960-6646

Curry, John

Environmental Planning

sustainability, First Nations, rural and remote communities, new ventures

john.curry@unbc.ca
250-960-5837

deLong, Craig

Adjunct Professor

forest management, impacts of climate change

Deo, Balbinder

Business

carbon credits, biofuels, transport of biofuels

balbinder.deo@unbc.ca
250-960-6462

Elkin, Che

Ecosystem Science and Management

forest management and silviculture

Fredeen, Art

Ecosystem Science and Management

forest management, forest carbon, ecosystem water, sustainable resource use

art.fredeen@unbc.ca
250-960-5847

Gantner, Nikolaus

Environmental Science

contaminant impacts on freshwater ecosystems; fish and fish habitat management

Grainger, Susan

Adjunct Professor

Manager, John Prince Research Forest

susan.grainger@unbc.ca
250-996-0028

Green, Scott

Ecosystem Science and Management

forest ecology, marginal environments, forest response to climate change

scott.green@unbc.ca
250-960-5817

Hawkes, Brad

Adjunct Professor

fire risk assessment, behaviour and management

Hawkins, Chris

Adjunct Professor

forest productivity and management, silviculture, mixedwood management

Huber, Dezene

Ecosystem Science and Management

forest pest management, integrated pest management

dezene.huber@unbc.ca
250-960-5119

Jull, Mike

Adjunct Professor

Manager, Aleza Lake Research Forest

michael.jull@unbc.ca
250-960-6674

Lavallee, Loraine

Psychology

human behaviour and the conservation of natural resources, barriers to conservation

Lee, Chow

Chemistry

Anti-cancer and immuno-modulatory compounds from mushrooms

chow.lee@unbc.ca
250-960-5413

Lewis, Kathy

Ecosystem Science and Management

forest pathology, disturbance ecology, climate change, forest disturbance, epidemiology

kathy.lewis@unbc.ca
250-960-6659

Lindgren, Staffan

Ecosystem Science and Management

forest insect pest management

Massicotte, Hugues

Ecosystem Science and Management

soil ecology, tree root biology, mycology, mychorrhizal symbiosis, tree taxonomy

Murray, Brent

Ecosystem Science and Management

mountain pine beetle, genetic variation, marine mammals, fish

brent.murray@unbc.ca
250-960-5638

Nolin, Catherine

Geography

natural resource extraction, indigenous lands, mining, social justice

Opio, Chris

Ecosystem Science and Management

forest management and policy, silviculture, environmental aspects of harvesting systems, land reclamation, woodlot management, tropical forestry

chris.opio@unbc.ca
250-960-5868

Owens, Philip

Environmental Science

forestry, mining, climate change, landscape disturbance, sedimentation

philip.owens@unbc.ca
250-960-6177

Petticrew, Ellen

Geography

terrestrial-aquatic linkages; aquatic sediment; fish, forestry and mining impacts

Poirier, Lisa

Ecosystem Science and Management

ecology and management of forest insects

lisa.poirier@unbc.ca
250-960-6124

Rex, John

Adjunct Professor

forest hydrology, fish-forestry interactions, mountain pine beetle

john.rex@gov.bc.ca
250-960-6813

Rutherford, Mike

Environmental Science

industrial waste, biodegradation, contaminated soils, bioremediation, reclamation, mining

Sanborn, Paul

Ecosystem Science and Management

forest soils

paul.sanborn@unbc.ca
250-960-6661

Shrimpton, Mark

Ecosystem Science and Management

fish biology, environmental physiology, growth and development, environmental change, habitat use, migration

mark.shrimpton@unbc.ca
250-960-5991

Wimmers, Guido

Integrated Wood Engineering & Design

sustainable engineering and architecture

guido.wimmers@unbc.ca
250-960-6716


Northern Issues
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Academic Unit

Areas of Expertise

Contact Information

Bowles, Paul

Economics

global economy, economic development, resources, aboriginal economies

paul.bowles@unbc.ca
250-960-6648

Coxson, Darwyn

Ecosystem Science and Management

ecosystem climate change response, caribou habitat management

darwyn.coxson@unbc.ca
250-960-6646

Dery, Stephen

Environmental Science

hydrometeorological changes, water balance, global temperature, polar and alpine regions, climate change

stephen.dery@unbc.ca
250-960-5193

Fondahl, Gail

Geography

legal geography, cultural geography, indigenous rights, land rights, land tenure, co-management, Siberia

gail.fondahl@unbc.ca
250-960-5856

Gantner, Nikolaus

Environmental Science

Arctic contaminants; mercury; science-policy interface; Early Career Researcher mentoring; education

Gillingham, Michael

Ecosystem Science and Management

population and wildlife ecology, plant-herbivore interactions, behavioural ecology

Green, Scott

Ecosystem Science and Management

sub-arctic and arctic environments, forest ecosystem vulnerabilities

scott.green@unbc.ca
250-960-5817

Haeussler, Sybille

Adjunct Professor

forest ecology, endangered ecosystems, ecosystem restoration, ecological resilience, climate change adaptation

Halseth, Greg

Geography

social geography, community change, community conflict, migration, community development

greg.halseth@unbc.ca
250-960-5826

Kitchenham, Andrew

Education

teacher supply and demand; professional development

Koehn, Corinne

Education

northern counsellor development

corinne.koehn@unbc.ca
250-960-6264

Loukacheva, Natalia

Political Science

constitutional law, arctic

MacLeod, Martha

Nursing

rural health services, health care models, nursing practice

martha.macleod@unbc.ca
250-960-6507

Maher, Patrick

Adjunct Professor

sustainable tourism, recreation, polar regions

pat_maher@cbc.ca
902-563-1230

Mills, Antonia

First Nations Studies

First Nations land claims and rights

antonia.mills@unbc.ca
250-960-6690

Olson, Robert

Adjunct Professor

rural cancer care

rolson2@bccancer.bc.ca
250-960-6352

O'Neill, Linda

Education

Northern practitioner support, secondary trauma, northern mental health support

linda.o'neill@unbc.ca
250-960-6414

Parker, Katherine

Ecosystem Science and Management

wildlife biology, nutritional ecology, conservation ecology

Peters, Heather

Social Work

homelessness, housing, housing and women, access to services by marginalized populations, illicit drug use and HIV

heather.peters@unbc.ca
250-991-7519

Pierce, Joanna

Social Work

remote/northern practice development, child welfare, mental health

joanna.pierce@unbc.ca
250-960-6521

Rahemtulla, Farid

Anthropology

archaeology and ecology, traditional technologies, First nations lifeways

Schmidt, Glen

Social Work

remote northern practice

glen.schmidt@unbc.ca
250-960-6519

Shubair, Mamdouh

Health Sciences

climate change, global health, rural health services, health informatics

Wilson, Gary

Political Science

global change, arctic politics, governance, resiliency and adaptability of regions

gary.wilson@unbc.ca
250-960-5514

Young, John

Political Science

Russian religion and politics, state-society relations

john.young@unbc.ca
250-960-6636


Population Health
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Name

Academic Unit

Areas of Expertise

Contact Information

Banks, Kathy

Nursing

kathryn.banks@unbc.ca
250-615-3315

Hardy, Cindy

Psychology

child psychology, human development, parenting

cindy.hardy@unbc.ca
250-960-5814

Hemingway, Dawn

Social Work

aging, psychogeriatrics, self-advocacy, disability issues, community development

dawn.hemingway@unbc.ca
250-960-5694

Jokinen, Nancy

Social Work

aging, disability, dementia, quality of life, age friendly communities

nancy.jokinen@unbc.ca
250-960-5111

Mitchell-Foster, Sheona

Northern Medical Program

reproductive health in marginalized women, HPV, cervical cancer, perinatal substance use

Murphy, Michael

Political Science

Political and social determinants of health; self-determination and indigenous health; minority rights and health

michael.murphy@unbc.ca
250-960-6683

Olson, Robert

Adjunct Professor

epidemiology, cancer health services delivery

rolson2@bccancer.bc.ca
250-960-6352

O'Neill, Linda

Education

trauma-informed practice

linda.o'neill@unbc.ca
250-960-6414

Peters, Heather

Social Work

homelessness, housing, housing and women, access to services

heather.peters@unbc.ca
250-991-7519

Safaei, Jalil

Economics

determinants of population health, public health

jalil.safaei@unbc.ca
250-960-5518

Shubair, Mamdouh

Health Sciences

men's health, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, epidemiology, health services, health informatics

Wagner, Shannon

Disability Management

disability management, occupational health, mental health, psychological assessment, traumatic stress

shannon.wagner@unbc.ca
250-960-6320

Zimmer, Lela

Nursing

perinatal nursing, women's health, midwifery, gynecological surgery

lela.zimmer@unbc.ca
250-960-6630


Social & Human Services
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Name

Academic Unit

Areas of Expertise

Contact Information

Beaumont, Sherry

Psychology

personality, identity and emotional development, positive psychology

Bidgood, Bruce

Social Work

family violence, child welfare, social policy, administration and planning

bruce.bidgood@unbc.ca
250-960-3329

Cronshaw, Steven

Business

workplace adaptations

Graham, Candida

Adjunct Professor

dementia and carer's health

cgraham@unbc.ca
250-960-5444

Halseth, Greg

Geography

aging, accessible communities, healthcare service delivery

greg.halseth@unbc.ca
250-960-5826

Hanlon, Neil

Geography

primary healthcare, aging resource-based communities

neil.hanlon@unbc.ca
250-960-5881

Harder, Henry

Disability Management

disability management, rehabilitation, psychology

henry.harder@unbc.ca
250-960-6506

Hardy, Cindy

Psychology

child psychology, human development, address parenting, adolescent clinical psychology, health services

cindy.hardy@unbc.ca
250-960-5814

Hemingway, Dawn

Social Work

aging, care-giving, psychogeriatrics, empowerment/self-advocacy, disability issues, community development

dawn.hemingway@unbc.ca
250-960-5694

Jokinen, Nancy

Social Work

aging, age-friendly communities, disability, dementia, familiar relations and support, quality of life

nancy.jokinen@unbc.ca
250-960-5111

Klepetar, Amy

Nursing

healthcare industry, sustainable communities

amy.klepetar@unbc.ca
250-960-3315

MacLeod, Martha

Nursing

rural health services, primary healthcare transformation, occupational stress, nursing practice

martha.macleod@unbc.ca
250-960-6507

Margolin, Indrani

Social Work

holistic socialwork practices, expressive art therapies, girl's and women's sexual health

Morris, Jason

Political Science

poverty alleviation in developing countries, Kenya

jason.morris@unbc.ca
250-960-5931

Peters, Heather

Social Work

homelessness, housing, housing and women, youth welfare, social policy, marginalized populations, access to services, critical and structural social work, illicit drug use and HIV

heather.peters@unbc.ca
250-960-7519

Pierce, Joanna

Social Work

cross-cultural communication, child welfare, social policy, northern practice development

joanna.pierce@unbc.ca
250-960-6521

Sangha, Dave

Social Work

child welfare, social policy, human rights, anti-racism

dave.sangha@unbc.ca
250-960-6223

Schmidt, Glen

Social Work

child welfare

glen.schmidt@unbc.ca
250-960-6519

Shubair, Mamdouh

Health Sciences

aging, elderly health, occupational epidemiology, primary health care

Siakaluk, Paul

Psychology

embodied cognition, grounded cognition, memory, psycholinguistics, semantics, word recognition

paul.siakaluk@unbc.ca
250-960-6120

Pearson, Tammy

Social Work

child welfare, family violence, disability issues

tammy.pearson@unbc.ca
250-960-5110

Tait, Bob

Psychology

Pavlovian conditioning

robert.tait@unbc.ca
250-960-5726

Transken, Si

Social Work

sexual assault, incest, violence against women, expressive art therapy, anti-racism

si.transken@unbc.ca
250-960-6643

Van Pelt, Linda

Nursing

rural and community health, care access and provision

linda.vanpelt@unbc.ca
250-960-5248

Wagner, Shannon

Disability Management

disability management, occupational health, psychological assessment

shannon.wagner@unbc.ca
250-960-6320

Wilson, Erin

Nursing

rural health, primary health care, interprofessional practice

erin.wilson@unbc.ca
250-960-6746


Theoretical and Applied Chemistry and Physics
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Name

Academic Unit

Areas of Expertise

Contact Information

Gorrell, Andrea

Chemistry

protein structure and function, methanogenic pathways of the archaea

andrea.gorrell@unbc.ca
250-960-6217

Hartley, Ian

Ecosystem Science and Management/Physics

wood quality, ultra-structure and anatomy, wood physics, wood-water interactions, diffusion, sorption

ian.hartley@unbc.ca
250-960-6054

Helle, Steve

Environmental Engineering

fermentation processes; biological, chemical and physical treatment processes

steve.helle@unbc.ca
250-960-5206

Jensen, Erik

Physics

surface physics, reaction dynamics, molecules, photon, electron, absorbed molecules, molecular quantum electronics, nanostructures

erik.jensen@unbc.ca
250-960-6463

Korkmaz, Elie

Physics

experimental subatomic physics, fundamental symmetries and standard model tests

elie.korkmaz@unbc.ca
250-960-5769

Lee, Chow

Chemistry

biochemistry, molecular biology, ribonuclease

chow.lee@unbc.ca
250-960-5413

Mandy, Margot

Chemistry

theoretical chemistry, interstellar medium, reaction theory, molecular dynamics, artificial intelligence

margot.mandy@unbc.ca
250-960-6676

Northrop, Jeffrey

Adjunct Professor

Plourde, Guy

Chemistry

organic chemistry, asymmetric synthetic methodology, medicinal chemistry, medicinal plants

guy.plourde@unbc.ca
250-960-6694

Rader, Stephen

Chemistry

messenger RNA splicing, non-coding RNA, small nuclear RNA, catalytic RNA, ribonucleoprotein, molecular evolution

stephen.rader@unbc.ca
250-960-6216

Reid, Matt

Physics

laser technology, nonlinear optics, THz radiation, industrial applications

matthew.reid@unbc.ca
250-960-6622

Reimer, Kerry

Chemistry

organic chemistry, synthetic carbohydrate chemistry, complex carbohydrates, carbohydrate antigens, glycopeptides

kerry.reimer@unbc.ca
250-960-6675

Shegelski, Mark

Physics

quantum mechanical tunneling, quantum decay, quantum tunneling of molecules

mark.shegelski@unbc.ca
250-960-6663

Stark, Martha

Adjunct Professor

Whitcombe, Todd

Chemistry

bio-inorganic chemistry, metal ions, industrial chemistry, kinetics

todd.whitcombe@unbc.ca
250-960-6678