New paper on air pollution and environmental injustice in Canada
December 16, 2020
Our new study, published in Environmental Research Letters, looks at the distribution of cumulative air pollution burdens in Vancouver, Montreal, and Canada. For a summary of our findings, check out this news release.
Congratulations to Hannah Barnard-Chumik on her successful MSc defense!
December 11, 2020
Hannah recently defended her thesis titled "Knowledge Politics in Environmental Impact Assessment" where she explored a case study of the Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric Project. Congratulations Hannah!
Smell Vancouver odour tracking app launched
December 8, 2020
Professors Zimmerman and Giang launch a new odour tracking app as part of a research project on air quality, odour, and health: "Smell Vancouver, or SmellVan, is a web-based app that can now be accessed at smell-vancouver.ca. We want to know when and where people in Metro Vancouver experience bad odours in their outdoor environment. Through SmellVan, members of the public have the opportunity to log odours and report on any health effects they are experiencing. We hope to identify odour “hotspots” in the region so we can take a closer look at these areas from an air quality perspective."
Congratulations to Rudri Bhatt on her successfull masters thesis defense!
August 28, 2020
Rudri recently defended her thesis titled "Agricultural Waste Burning in Northern India: Economic Analysis and Farmers' Perspective" where she explored the challenges farmers in Punjab face regarding alternative practices to Agricultural Waste Burning. Rudri will continue at IRES but now as PhD student. Double congratulations, Rudri!
Congratulations to Amanda for receiving a New Frontiers in Research Grant!
August 13, 2020
Dr. Zimmerman and Dr. Giang, have recently been awarded a New Frontiers in Research Grant to study the air quality and health impacts of industrially growing cannabis. Read more about it here.
Blog post from Imranul on MEOPAR
December 17, 2019
Did you know that global maritime transportation is a major contributor to air pollution and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions? Read the blog post here.
Congratulations to group Fellowship awardees!
June 1, 2019
Congratulations to Hannah Barnard-Chumik, for receiving a Canada Graduate Scholarship -- Master's from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), and to Bassam Javed, Rivkah Gardner-Frolick, and Imranul Laskar for receiving UBC Four Year Doctoral Fellowships!
Mrinmoy presents at International GEOS-Chem Conference
May 8, 2019
Mrinmoy presents a poster on his plan to combine field measurements and modelling to explore future energy transition policy scenarios in India.
LEAP at Minamata COP2!
November 11, 2018
Hannah and Amanda attend the second Conference of Parties of the Minamata Convention on Mercury as observers.