Department of Geography

The Department of Geography at UBC is widely acknowledged as one of the leading departments in the world in terms of its research accomplishments. The scholarly interests of faculty members and graduate students encompass a wide range of subject areas, philosophical approaches, methods of analysis, and geographical locations.

37
Master's Students
67
Doctoral Students
24
Graduate Degrees Awarded
 
 

Research Supervisors

Name Research Interests
Arefin, Mohammed Human geography; History of sciences and technology (except medicine and health care); urban geography; discard studies; urban political ecology; Environmental justice; waste; sanitation; geographical political economy
Baada, Jemima intersections of gender, climate change, migration, health and development equity
Bakker, Karen Jessica Political economy, political ecology, environmental studies, development studies, and resource and environmental management
Barnes, Trevor Vancouver
Bergmann, Luke Social and economic geography; Geomatics; Globalization
Dempsey, Jessica wrestle with the theoretical and historical-geographical complexities of environmental politics as it shapes and is shaped by the entanglement of state, economy, science, and culture
Donner, Simon Atmospheric sciences; Oceanography; Other media and communication; Climate Changes and Impacts; Climate change science; Climate policy; Coastal Ecosystems; Marine Environment; Prediction and Climatic Modeling; Science communication; Net-zero emissions policy
Eaton, Brett Rivers and climate change, fish habitat, disturbances
Evenden, Matthew All other social sciences, n.e.c.; Historical studies; Environmental History; Historical geography; Rivers; Water; War and environment; Hydro-electricity
Fabris, Michael Gender, Race, Class, Power, Colonialism, Justice, Indigenous jurisdiction within Canadian cities, Piikani Nation’s attempts to challenge the construction of the Oldman River Dam
Glassman, James Francis Development Geography, Third World Urbanization, Economic Geography, Political Economy, Political Geography, Southeast Asia, Pacific Rim
Hassan, Marwan Social and economic geography; Geological and Geomorphological Processes; Channel Stability; Fluvial geomorphology; Landscape evolution; Sediment transport; Surface hydrology
Hiebert, Daniel Joseph Social and economic geography; immigration, diversity, national security; social policy; urban geography
Klein, Naomi crisis and political transformation, large-scale shocks as catalysts and accelerators for broad-based social change
Klinkenberg, Brian Geomatics; Biogeography; Bioinformatics; Environmental Health; Geographic Information Science; Environmental Remote Sensing; Spatial Analysis; Volunteered Geographic Information (VGI) and Citizen Science Initiatives
Knox, Sara Atmospheric sciences; Social and economic geography; Atmosphere (Including Chemical Aspects); Biogeochemistry; climate change; Climate Changes and Impacts; Ecological and Ecophysiological Processes; Ecology; Ecosystem (Aquatic and Terrestrial); Hydrology; Micrometeorology
Koppes, Michele climate change, glaciers, natural hazards, landscape change, polar regions, ice-ocean interactions
Kuus, Merje transnational regulatory practices in contemporary Europe, but the empirical focus undergirds a broader interest in knowledge and power, structure and agency, in bureaucratic and policy-making settings; political identity, subject-formation, and center-periphery relations, especially in contemporary Europe
le Billon, Philippe Geography, politics, africa, environmental, human geography, development, security
Lewis, Avi Social and political change, Communication, Documentary filmmaking, Climate change
McKendry, Ian Air pollution Climatology
Moore, Robert Daniel Physical and catchment hydrology; Fresh Water; Ice and Snow; fish habitat; forest hydrology; glacier hydrology; hydroclimatology; Hydrology; snow hydrology; stream temperature
Narayan, Priti Social and economic geography; urban development; South Asia; state-society relations
Peck, Jamie Social and economic geography; Socio-Economic Conditions; Economic geography
Pratt, Geraldine Feminist Geographies
Schwartz, Naomi Beth Social and economic geography; community ecology; Ecosystem Services and Conservation Policy; Environmental Change; GIS; remote sensing; Tropical forest landscapes
Sundberg, Juanita Militarization and Everyday Life in the US-Mexico Borderlands, environmental dimensions of US's border security policies in the Mexican border
Valadares, Desiree Architecture; Social and economic geography; territoriality, occupation and empire in Canada and the non-contiguous US
Wang, Jessica US history, 19th and 20th centuries, history of science and medicine, political and intellectual history, social and urban history, US international history
Williams, Jennifer Population ecology; Evolutionary ecology; Ecological mathematical and statistical models; Population Ecology; Ecological and evolutionary processes
Wyly, Elvin Social and economic geography; Urban Spaces and Urbanity; Specialized Services (Housing, Transportation); gentrification; housing; the politics of data and quantitative methods; U.S. politics

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Doctor of Philosophy in Geography (PhD)

Erik Post

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Doctor of Philosophy in Geography (PhD)

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