Research Clusters

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


Advances in Education​

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 vivian.fayowski@unbc.ca
250-960-6311
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 jennifer.hyndman@unbc.ca
250-960-6628
Kitchenham, Andrew Education technology integration, special education. web-based teaching, assistive adaptive technologies, second language acquisition, educational leadership andrew.kitchenham@unbc.ca
250-960-6707
Koehn,Corinne Education counsellor education corinne.koehn@unbc.ca
250-960-6264
Lautensach, Alex Education science education, sustainability education, cultural safety alex.lautensach@unbc.ca
250-960-3334
MacMillan, Peter Education curriculum based measurement systems peter.macmillan@unbc.ca
250-960-5828
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 catherine.whalen@unbc.ca
250-960-5639

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 hugues.massicotte@unbc.ca
250-960-5813
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 katherine.bleiker@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca
250-298-2365
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 nikolaus.gantner@unbc.ca
Gillingham, Michael Ecosystem Science and Management quantitative ecology, population and wildlife ecology, modelling, plant-herbivore interactions, behavioural ecology michael.gillingham@unbc.ca
250-960-5825
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 haeussl@unbc.ca
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 henryp@unbc.ca
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 staffan.lindgren@unbc.ca
250-960-5846
Massicotte, Hugues Ecosystem Science and Management plant ecology and anatomy, bog ecosystems, carnivorous plants, microscopy hugues.massicotte@unbc.ca
250-960-5813
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 katherine.parker@unbc.ca
250-960-5812
Petticrew, Ellen Geography fish bearing streams, salmonids ellen.petticrew@unbc.ca
250-960-6645
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 michael.rutherford@unbc.ca
250-960-5885
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 bryan.bogdanski@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca
250-298-2348
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 elizabeth.croft@unbc.ca
250-960-6201
Cronshaw, Steven Business factors leading to successful adaptation of workers to conditions in the workplace steven.cronshaw@unbc.ca
250-960-6785
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 michel.bouchard@unbc.ca
250-960-5643
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 jacqueline.holler@unbc.ca
250-960-6343
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 loraine.lavallee@unbc.ca
250-960-6500
Lazenby, Richard Anthropology biological, forensic and nutritional anthropology, skeletal biology, human adaptability richard.lazenby@unbc.ca
250-960-6696
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 catherine.nolin@unbc.ca
250-960-5875
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 tracy.summerville@unbc.ca
250-960-6637
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 michel.bouchard@unbc.ca
250-960-5643
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 kevin.hutchings@unbc.ca
250-960-6621
Rahemtulla, Farid Anthropology archaeology, First Nation history in BC, ancient technology farid.rahemtulla@unbc.ca
250-960-6691
Romanets, Maryna English/ Women's Studies comparative literature, post-colonial and world literatures, contemporary critical theory, women's literature maryna.romanets@unbc.ca
250-960-6658
Schorcht, Blanca Dean, College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences contemporary First Nations and Native American literatures, Indigenous oral traditions blanca.schorcht@unbc.ca
250-960-6259
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 sdelong@unbc.ca
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 nikolaus.gantner@unbc.ca
Geertsema, Marten Adjunct Professor natural hazards, terrain analysis, influence of landslides on biophysical diversity, effects of climate change on natural hazards, hazard regimes marten.geertsema@gov.bc.ca
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 hossein.kazemian@unbc.ca
250-960-5168 website: http://www.unbc.ca/hossein-kazemian
Larisch, Belinda Adjunct Professor environmental engineering belinda.larisch@unbc.ca
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 loraine.lavallee@unbc.ca
250-960-6500
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 hugues.massicotte@unbc.ca
250-960-5813
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 ellen.petticrew@unbc.ca
250-960-6645
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 michael.rutherford@unbc.ca
250-960-5885
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 mamdouh.shubair@unbc.ca
250-960-6331
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 fyrejean.graveline@unbc.ca
250-960-5118
Greenwood, Margo First Nations Studies childhood development programs, cross-cultural communication, children's transition, Aboriginal Health margo.greenwood@unbc.ca
250-960-5239
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 kevin.hutchings@unbc.ca
250-960-6621
Johnson, Alyce Adjunct Professor
Kitchenham, Andrew Education preservation of Aboriginal language and culture andrew.kitchenham@unbc.ca
250-960-6707
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 josee.lavoie@med.umanitoba.ca 204-318-2560
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 natalia.loukacheva@unbc.ca
250-960-6171
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 agnes.pawlowska-mainville@unbc.ca
250-960-5434
Rahemtulla, Farid Anthropology First Nations deep history, traditional technology, hunting and fishing farid.rahemtulla@unbc.ca
250-960-6691
Schorcht, Blanca Dean, College of Arts, Social and Health Sciences contemporary First Nations and Native American literatures, Indigenous oral traditions blanca.schorcht@unbc.ca
250-960-6259
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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Casas Aguilar, Anna Adjunct Professor contemporary Hispanic literature and cinema, gender and cultural studies anna.casasaguilar@unbc.ca
250-960-5383
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 elizabeth.croft@unbc.ca
250-960-6201
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 jason.lacharite@unbc.ca
250-960-5597
Lautensach, Alex Education human security, ethics, community resilience, sustainable development alexl@unbc.ca
250-615-3334
Loukacheva, Natalia Political Science international constitutional law natalia.loukacheva@unbc.ca
250-960-6171
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 catherine.nolin@unbc.ca
250-960-5875
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 tracy.summerville@unbc.ca
250-960-6637
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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Aldiabat, Khaldoun Nursing khaldoun.aldiabat@unbc.ca
250-960-5848
Banner-Lukaris, Davina Nursing cardiovascular health, rural and northern healthcare delivery davina.banner-lukaris@unbc.ca
250-960-5259
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 ageorge@cw.bc.ca
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 margo.greenwood@unbc.ca
250-960-5239
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 alex.lautensach@unbc.ca
250-615-3334
Lavallee, Loraine Psychology the impact of social and societal forces on individual well-being loraine.lavallee@unbc.ca
250-960-6500
Lavoie, Josee Adjunct Professor health care delivery, policy, planning, rural and remote environments josee.lavoie@med.umanitoba.ca 204-318-2560
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 indrani.margolin@unbc.ca
250-960-6437
Mitchell-Foster, Sheona Northern Medical Program reproductive health in marginalized women, HPV, cervical cancer, perinatal substance use sheona.mitchell-foster@unbc.ca
250-960-5430
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 glenda.prkachin@unbc.ca
250-960-6632
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 mamdouh.shubair@unbc.ca
250-960-6331
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 greg.thomas-reilly@unbc.ca
250-960-5512
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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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 jacquiline.holler@unbc.ca
250-960-6343
Lettinga, Cornelius Adjunct Professor
Lettinga, Virginia Adjunct Professor
Rahemtulla, Farid Anthropology First Nation ancient history in BC, ancient technology, ancient fishing methods farid.rahemtulla@unbc.ca
250-960-6691
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 jonathan.swainger@unbc.ca
250-960-5310
Wessell-Lightfoot, Dana History Medieval European history dana.wesselllightfoot@unbc.ca
250-960-5706

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 edward.dobrowolski@unbc.ca
250-960-5549
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 jennifer.hyndman@unbc.ca
250-960-6628
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 jernej.polajnar@unbc.ca
250-960-6624
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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Aldiabat, Khaldoun Nursing smoking addiction, mental health khaldoun.aldiabat@unbc.ca
250-960-5848
Beaumont, Sherry Psychology art therapy; creativity and mental health sherry.beaumont@unbc.ca
250-960-6501
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 andrew.kitchenham@unbc.ca
250-960-6707
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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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 phil.burton@unbc.ca
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 sdelong@unbc.ca
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 che.elkin@unbc.ca
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 nikolaus.gantner@unbc.ca
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 brad.hawkes@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca
Hawkins, Chris Adjunct Professor forest productivity and management, silviculture, mixedwood management chawkins@yukoncollege.yk.ca 867-456-8627
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 loraine.lavallee@unbc.ca
250-960-6500
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 staffan.lindgren@unbc.ca
250-960-5846
Massicotte, Hugues Ecosystem Science and Management soil ecology, tree root biology, mycology, mychorrhizal symbiosis, tree taxonomy hugues.massicotte@unbc.ca
250-960-5813
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 catherine.nolin@unbc.ca
250-960-5875
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 ellen.petticrew@unbc.ca
250-960-6645
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 michael.rutherford@unbc.ca
250-960-5885
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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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 nikolaus.gantner@unbc.ca
Gillingham, Michael Ecosystem Science and Management population and wildlife ecology, plant-herbivore interactions, behavioural ecology michael.gillingham@unbc.ca
250-960-5825
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 haeussl@unbc.ca
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 andrew.kitchenham@unbc.ca
250-960-6707
Koehn, Corinne Education northern counsellor development corinne.koehn@unbc.ca
250-960-6264
Loukacheva, Natalia Political Science constitutional law, arctic natalia.loukacheva@unbc.ca
250-960-6171
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 katherine.parker@unbc.ca
250-960-5812
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 farid.rahemtulla@unbc.ca
250-960-6691
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 mamdouh.shubair@unbc.ca
250-960-6331
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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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 sheona.mitchell-foster@unbc.ca
250-960-5430
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 mamdouh.shubair@unbc.ca
250-960-6331
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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Beaumont, Sherry Psychology personality, identity and emotional development, positive psychology sherry.beaumont@unbc.ca
250-960-6501
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 steven.cronshaw@unbc.ca
250-960-6785
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 indrani.margolin@unbc.ca
250-960-6437
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 mamdouh.shubair@unbc.ca
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Siakaluk, Paul Psychology embodied cognition, grounded cognition, memory, psycholinguistics, semantics, word recognition paul.siakaluk@unbc.ca
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Pearson, Tammy Social Work child welfare, family violence, disability issues tammy.pearson@unbc.ca

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Tait, Bob Psychology Pavlovian conditioning robert.tait@unbc.ca
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Transken, Si Social Work sexual assault, incest, violence against women, expressive art therapy, anti-racism si.transken@unbc.ca
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Van Pelt, Linda Nursing rural and community health, care access and provision linda.vanpelt@unbc.ca
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Wagner, Shannon Disability Management disability management, occupational health, psychological assessment shannon.wagner@unbc.ca
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Wilson, Erin Nursing rural health, primary health care, interprofessional practice erin.wilson@unbc.ca
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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
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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
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Mandy, Margot Chemistry theoretical chemistry, interstellar medium, reaction theory, molecular dynamics, artificial intelligence margot.mandy@unbc.ca
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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