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Canadian Excellence

Faculty of Arts

The following is a list of Sustainability Researchers in the Faculty of Arts.



Research Topic(s)

Anne Brydon
English & Film Studies
Cultural politics of nationalism and environmentalism
Alex Latta
Global Studies
  • Environment, energy and resources
  • Environmental citizenship
  • Environmental justice
Alicia Sliwinski
Global Studies
  • Anthropology of development
  • Humanitarianism
  • Disaster studies
  • Reconstruction
Alison Blay-Palmer
Geography & Environmental Studies
  • Food sustainability
  • Alternative food systems
  • Sustainable food report card
Andrea Brown
Political Science
Nutritional well-being and public policy addressing poverty in Uganda.
Bob Sharpe
Geography & Environmental Studies
  • The status of geographic education in Canada.
  • The creation and role of geographic and environmental information systems for community-based problem-solving.
  • Assessing the role of information technologies in social science education with a focus on geomatics and GIS.
Brenda Murphy
Geography & Environmental Studies
  • Risk and resilience
  • Natural hazards
  • Climate change research processes
Brent Wolfe
Geography & Environmental Studies
Impact of climate change and variability on water resources
Bruce Arai Humanities & Social Sciences Sociology of work, health, education and environmental sociology
Byron Williston
Philosophy Environmental ethics, specifically the ethics of climate change
Carl Simpson
Communication Studies
  • Ethical issues in the food industry
  • other topics: automobiles, roads, oil production, distribution and use
Carole LeClair Indigenous Studies Aboriginal environmental thought
Christopher Lemieux Geography & Environmental Studies
  • Environmental policy alternatives
  • Barriers to climate change adaptation within resource management organizations
Debora Van Nijnatten
North American Studies
Canadian and American environmental policy, including air quality and climate change policy, transboundary institutions and state-province comparisons.
Denise Grafton Geography & Environmental Studies Rural health geography, historical geography, provision of services and rural community sustainability, research ethics & quality improvement
Derek Hall Political Science
  • Environmental politics
  • Political economy of food, land and agriculture
Janet McLaughlin
Health Studies
  • Migrant worker health
  • Global and environmental health
  • Food systems
Jody Decker Geography & Environmental Studies Geographies of health and place
John Triggs Archeology & Classical Studies Archaeology of the Historic Period in North America, and understanding factors involved in the rise and fall of historic places
Judy Bates Geography & Environmental Studies Local labour markets, changing work arrangements, gender, paid and unpaid work, quality of life
Kim Anderson Indigenous Studies
  • Indigenous environmental thought
  • Community-based indigenous research
  • Indigenous feminism and masculinity
Lucy Luccisano
  • Globalization
  • International political economy
  • Gender and development
  • Inequality, poverty and social policy with a specialization in Mexico
Markus Poetzsch English Ecocriticism
Mary-Louise Byrne
Geography & Environmental Studies
  • Physical geography and impacts of environmental management
  • coastal and aeolian geomorphology
Michael Imort
Geography & Environmental Studies
The connection between the cultural construction of the cultural landscape as a symbolic environment, and the political uses of that symbolism with a focus on the German forest landscape.
Rhoda Howard-Hassman
Global Studies
  • International human rights
  • Economic human rights
  • Comparative genocide studies
  • Sociology and politics of human rights
  • Women's international human rights
  • Gay and Lesbian rights
  • Human rights and retrospective justice
  • Human rights and globalization
Rob Milne Geography & Environmental Studies
Robert Feagan Contemporary Studies
  • Alternative and Localized Food Systems
  • Sustainable Community Development
  • Cultural/Environmental Philosophy and Management
  • Globalization
Robert McLeman Geography & Environmental Studies
  • Human dimensions of environmental change
  • Environment and human migration
  • Fostering citizen participation in environmental science
Scott Slocombe
Geography & Environmental Studies The challenge of managing diverse human activities in large regions while maintaining environmental integrity and sustainability.
Sean Doherty Geography & Environmental Studies Human activity/mobility patterns and decision making, including tracking methods, modeling, and the impacts on health, safety, and the environment.
Simon Dalby Geography & Environmental Studies
Stephen Haller Contemporary Studies Environmental issues, especially predictions of global catastrophe that might result from, say, overpopulation, global warming, or nuclear winter
Steven Roberts
Geography & Environmental Studies Design and development Geographic Information Science based tools for use in understanding landscape structure and in decision support applications for environmental land use planning.
Tanya Richardson Anthropology Politics of nature and environmentalism in the Odessa region of Southern Ukraine