The Sustainability, Identity, and Social Change Lab (SISC), under the direction of Dr. Michael T. Schmitt, is located at Simon Fraser University‘s Burnaby campus. Our research focuses on a social identity theory approach to environmental sustainability and environmental activism, but we also examine other topics in intergroup relations and collective identity. Methods used in the lab range from lab-based experiments to qualitative, community-based research. In all our work we try to incorporate insights from critical social psychology. 

We work very closely with SFU’s Intergroup Relations and Social Justice Lab (IRSJ) directed by Dr. Steven Wright.

The Burnaby campus of Simon Fraser University is located on the unceded traditional territories of the Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ), Kwikwetlem (kʷikʷəƛ̓əm), Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw) and Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm) Nations.

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