Faculty

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Archaeology

FRANCESCO BERNA

Associate Professor, Archaeology

Origin of modern behaviour, archaeology of fire, ancient pyrotechnologies, use of space, site formation processes

DAVID BURLEY

Professor, Archaeology

South Pacific, Northwest North America, archaeological theory, South Pacific prehistory, ceramics, maritime adaptations, ethnohistory

HUGO CARDOSO

Associate Professor, Archaeology
Co-director, Centre for Forensic Research

Human juvenile osteology, dental and skeletal age estimation, child health in archaeological populations, trauma and taphonomy of immature bone.

MARK COLLARD

Professor, Archaeology

Human and primate evolution, evolutionary archaeology, phylogenetics, hominin and non-human primate fossil record, body size estimation, material culture studies

CATHERINE D'ANDREA

Professor, Archaeology

Palaeoethnobotany, cereal domestication, traditional agricultural knowledge, ethnoarchaeology, early agriculture, early complex societies, African archaeology

JONATHAN DRIVER

Professor, Archaeology

Zooarchaeology, cultural ecology, PaleoIndian adaptations, southwestern United States, and northeast British Columbia

BIRUTÉ M. F. GALDIKAS

Professor, Archaeology

Primate ecology, orangutan conservation

CHRISTINA GIOVAS

Assistant Professor, Archaeology

Environmental archaeologist specializing in zooarchaeology

SABRINA HIGGINS

Assistant Professor, Archaeology

Late Antique Egypt; Marian Studies; Early Christian Architecture; Religious Transformation; Sacred Landscapes; Greco-Roman Religions; Byzantine Art and Monastic Archaeology

ROSS JAMIESON

Associate Professor, Archaeology

Andean South America, colonialism, historical archaeology, archaeological theory, South Pacific prehistory, ceramics, maritime adaptations, ethnohistory

DANA LEPOFSKY

Professor, Archaeology

Palaeoethnobotany, human ecology, prehistoric and traditional resource management, Northwest Pacific, Oceania, complex hunter-gatherers, public outreach

DAVID MAXWELL

Lecturer, Archaeology

Faunal analysis, particularly vertebrates; interaction of material culture and political history; Plains bison kill site population dynamic; coastal and island hunter-gatherers in southern California

ROBERT MUIR

Senior Lecturer, Archaeology

Zooarchaeology, quantitative methods, cultural resource management, field methods, British Columbia, American Southwest

GEORGE NICHOLAS

Department Chair and Professor, Archaeology

Indigenous peoples & archaeology, intellectual property issues in cultural heritage, archaeological theory, wetland arch. & human ecology

RUDY REIMER

Associate Professor, Archaeology

Indigenous archaeology, BC archaeology, cultural resource management, lithic technology, materials science, geochemistry

MICHAEL RICHARDS

Professor, Archaeology

Evolution of human diets over time, especially the diets of Neanderthals and early modern humans, and the spread and adoption of agriculture in Eurasia

DENNIS SANDGATHE

Lecturer, Archaeology

Stone tool technology, Palaeolithic Eurasia, nature of Middle Palaeolithic adaptations, role that fire played in Neandertal adaptations

DONGYA YANG

Associate Dean, Graduate and Research
Professor, Archaeology

Human osteology, molecular archaeology, animal and plant ancient DNA, forensic anthropology

JOHN R. WELCH

Director, Graduate Program in Heritage Resource Management
Professor, Resource and Environmental Management and Archaeology Sovereignty-driven research and Indigenous community collaborations in heritage stewardship and applied archaeology

Environmental Science

MARNIE BRANFIREUN

Lecturer, Environmental Science 

Wetland marine ecology with a focus on contaminant cycling, food chain dynamics, conservation strategies, environmental education, non-vascular plants and aquatic invertebrates.

MARGARET SCHMIDT

Associate Professor, Environmental Science and Geography

Soil science, digital soil mapping, predictive soil mapping and modelling, impact of forest management practices on soil properties and nutrient cycling, soil rehabilitation

LAURA MORILLAS

Limited Term Lecturer, Environmental Science 

Assessing and improving resiliency of tropical agricultural systems to climate change and increasing water scarcity.

TARA HOLLAND

Lecturer, Environmental Science and Geography

climate change impacts and adaptation in natural resource sectors, human impacts on coastal environments, and forest fragmentation patterns in Canada

JEREMY VENDITTI

Director, Environmental Science Program and
Professor, Geography

Fluvial Geomorphology and Sedimentology, River Dynamics, Physics of Sediment Transport

ARVIND SARASWAT

Sessional Instructor

Modeling small-area variations in concentrations of urban air pollutants, development of novel methods for estimating population exposure and air quality impact assessment for major industrial sources.

Geography

SHIV BALRAM

Senior Lecturer, Geography

Collaborative GIS, environmental decision making

NICK BLOMLEY

Professor, Geography

Land, property and the geography of rights, legal geography, urban

TRACY A. BRENNAND

Department Chair and Professor, Geography

Glacial geomorphology, glacial sedimentology, paleoglaciology, paleohydrology, environmental and climate change, planetary geomorphology

ROSEMARY-CLAIRE COLLARD

Assistant Professor, Geography

Human geographer interested in broadening critical thought beyond a strictly human subject

ALEX CLAPP

Professor, Geography

Environmental and economic geography, resource conservation, forest management; environmental politics in the temperate rainforests

VALORIE CROOKS

Professor, Geography

Health, primary health care, palliative care services and family medicine, informal family care giving, health-related social programs, socio-spatial negotiations of chronic illness

SUZANA DRAGICEVIC

Professor, Geography

Geographic information systems and science (GIS), modeling human-environment interactions as complex systems, urban informatics, geographic automata, agent-based modeling, geosimulations, artificial intelligence, soft computing, modeling land use and land cover change, spatial decision support systems.

NICK HEDLEY

Associate Professor, Geography

Visualization, 2D geovisualization, 3D visualization, geospatial interface research, natural hazards, ocean science, spatial cognition

MEG HOLDEN

Professor, Geography

Urban, sustainable development and policy, sustainable assessment and evaluation, social learning in cities

TARA HOLLAND

Lecturer, Environmental Science and Geography

climate change impacts and adaptation in natural resource sectors, human impacts on coastal environments, and forest fragmentation patterns in Canada

PETER KELLER

Vice President, Academic and Provost
Professor, Geography

Resource management, mineral exploration and marine navigation support to preservation of indigenous knowledge, environmental and human wellness and health, community mapping and tourism planning

PAUL KINGSBURY

Professor, Geography

Cultural geography, consumption, social theory, psychoanalysis, aesthetics, and paranormal cultures


LANCE LESACK

Professor, Geography and Biological Sciences

Limnology, ecosystem science of large rivers, carbon and nutrient cycling in lakes, hydrology of lakes and river floodplains, biogeochemical mass fluxes to the ocean from small catchments through large rivers

GEOFF MANN

Professor, Geography

Centre for Global Political Economy; Resources, natural resource labour and labour markets, comparative natural resource policy, macroeconomic policy and commodity production, race and gender

EUGENE MCCANN

University Professor, Geography

Urban, drug policy in relation to urban and regional built environments, urban public space and governance, urban and regional livability, quality of life and creativity

ANDREW PERKINS

Lecturer, Geography

Physical geography; geography of natural hazards; earth systems

MARGARET SCHMIDT

Associate Professor, Environmental Science and Geography

Soil science, digital soil mapping, predictive soil mapping and modelling, impact of forest management practices on soil properties and nutrient cycling, soil rehabilitation

NADINE SCHUURMAN

Professor, Geography

Health and environment, location of health services, population health, critical GIScience

JEREMY VENDITTI

Professor, Geography
Director, Environmental Science Program

Fluvial Geomorphology and Sedimentology, River Dynamics, Physics of Sediment Transport

IVOR WINTON

Senior Lecturer, Geography

Population geography; geographical thought in the western tradition

KIRSTEN ZICKFELD

Associate Professor, Geography

Climate science, climate modelling, climate carbon-cycle interactions, carbon budgets compatible with climate targets, climate tipping points.

Resource and Environmental Management

ZAFAR ADEEL

Professor of Professional Practice, Resource and Environmental Science &
Executive Director, Pacific Water Research Centre

Water security and its links to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including SDGs. Water policy and management in water-scarce environments. Threats to mangrove ecosystems.

JONN AXSEN

Associate Professor, Resource and Environmental Management

Adoption of pro-environmental technology; electric and alternative fuel vehicles; consumer attitudes, lifestyle, and social influence; citizen acceptance of energy and policy; energy system simulation modelling; climate policy design and impacts

ANDREANNE DOYON

Assistant Professor, Resource and Environmental Management

Urban governance for low carbon cities, sustainable housing, and questions of justice in sustainability transitions. 

FRANK GOBAS

Professor, Resource and Environmental Management

Environmental chemistry & toxiology; environmental behaviour & effects of pollutants; chemical engineering & biology

SCOTT HARRISON

Senior Lecturer, Resource and Environmental Management

Terrestrial ecologist interested in applying the concepts of ecological resilience and Adaptive Management

DUNCAN KNOWLER

Associate Professor, Resource and Environmental Management

Environmental influences in bioeconomic modeling of natural populations; economics of natural resource management in developing countries, economic incentives for biodiversity conservation, invasive species economics, and the economics of sustainable aquaculture and agriculture.

KEN LERTZMAN

Professor, Resource and Environmental Management

Forest cology, ecosystem dynamics, conservation and managemnt; the dynamics of temperate rainforests; sustainability and Indigenous traditions

JONATHAN MOORE

Associate Professor, Resource and Environmental Management and Biological Sciences

Aquatic ecology, fisheries, environmental decision-making, watershed science

EVELYN PINKERTON

Professor, Resource and Environmental Management

Co-Management of natural resources, political ecology & neoliberalism; communities & fisheries management

ANNE K. SALOMON

Associate Professor, Resource and Environmental Management

Coastal marine ecology and conservation, resilience of social-ecological systems, marine policy

INGRID LEMAN STEFANOVIC

Dean, Faculty of Environment
Professor, Resource and Environmental Management

Environmental ethics; how values drive environmental decision making, including water policy

CLIFFORD ATLEO
(KAM’AYAAM/ CHACHIM’MULTHNII)

Assistant Professor, Resource and Environmental Management 

Indigenous governance, community development and political economy

SEAN COX

Director and Professor, Resource and Environmental Management

Application of mathematical, statistical, and technology solutions to fisheries stock assessment and management challenges

TOM GUNTON

Director, Resource and Environmental Planning Program
Professor, Resource and Environmental Management

Forestry, land use, energy, mining and fisheries

PASCAL HAEGELI

Assistant Professor, Resource and Environmental Management

Interdisciplinary research in avalanche risk management for the development of practical tools that assist backcountry recreationists and avalanche professionals to make better informed decisions.

MARK JACCARD

Professor, Resource and Environmental Management

Sustainable energy and public policy; environmental economics; energy and materials

KAREN E. KOHFELD

Professor, Resource and Environmental Managment

Climate change, earth system science, carbon cycling, paleoceanography, paleoclimatology, paleoecology, ocean acidification, regional impacts of climate change

SEAN MARKEY

Professor, Resource and Environmental Management

Local and regional economic development; community sustainability; rural development and sustainable infrastructure

SUSAN OWEN

Assistant Professor of Professional Practice

 

MURRAY RUTHERFORD

Associate Professor, Resource and Environmental Management

Environment and development; human dimensions of environmental policy and planning; conservation challenges and public policy

Tammara Soma

Assistant Professor, Resource and Environmental Management

Food systems planning, food waste, waste management, and social justice implications within each of these areas.

JOHN R. WELCH

Director, Graduate Program in Heritage Resource Management
Professor, Resource and Environmental Management and Archaeology Sovereignty-driven research and Indigenous community collaborations in heritage stewardship and applied archaeology

Additional Environment Instructors

JASON BROWN

Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Environment

Ecotheology, ethics, phenomenology of sacred landscapes and sense of place.