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Cross‑Appointed Professors

Tapping into diverse knowledge

Given the enormous range of issues that are encompassed in studying resources and the environment, our cross-appointed professors bring unique and varied knowledge to the student experience.

Cross-appointed professors

Sylvain Charlebois
Faculty of Management

Food distribution, food policy, food safety, food security, and traceability.  Dr. Charlebois conducts research in the broad area of food distribution, security and safety. He has written four books and many peer-reviewed and scientific articles—over 500 during his career. His research has been featured in newspapers that include The EconomistNew York Times,Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Affairs, Globe & Mail, National Post and Toronto Star.

Graham Gagnon
Civil & Resource Engineering

Environmental engineering processes; design and optimization of drinking water treatment processes; corrosion control and bacterial growth in distribution systems; biofilm kinetics; biological process design for water and wastewater treatment; and membrane processes in drinking water treatment.

Jill Grant
School of Planning

Cultural context of community planning; social planning; neighbourhood planning; land use disputes; development patterns; survey design and analysis; social impact assessment; healthy communities; public participation in the planning process; history of planning; history of built landscapes; new urbanism; gated communities; smart growth; rural development; international development; small scale business activities in peasant communities; environmental problems in coastal communities; environmental education; site planning for sustainable development; and industrial park planning.

Larry Hughes
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Greenhouse gas studies; energy security; climate change; transportation; and sustainable energy systems.

Daniel Rainham
Environmental Science Programs

Broad research interests are directed at understanding the associations between human health and ecological integrity. Geographic information science, spatial analysis and eco-epidemiology provide some of the tools and theories to guide his research. His current research uses wearable global positioning system technology to investigate the influence of neighbourhood characteristics on human health and measures of environmental sustainability.

Lorn Sheehan
Rowe School of Business

A stakeholder approach to strategic management and tourism destination management. Related to entrepreneurship and tourism; socially inclusive tourism; and risk and tourism.

M. Ali Ülkü
Rowe School of Business

Green logistics; sustainable supply chains; sustainable operations management.

David VanderZwaag
Marine & Environmental Law Institute
, Schulich School of Law

Environmental law reform; Canadian ocean law and policy; and Arctic marine transportation. 

Tarah Wright
Environmental Science Programs

Environmental sustainability in higher education; indicators of environmental sustainability; institutional environmental change; and environmental education.

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