Congrats to LEAP members for honours and recognitions!

December 30, 2020

Congratulations to many group members on their awards and recognitions in 2020!

Rivkah Gardner-Frolick, BC Air Quality Robert Caton Scholarship

Imranul Laskar, Air & Waste Management Association Environmental Management or Policy Research and Study Scholaraship

Rudri Bhatt and Mrinmoy Chakraborty, Student Energy Leadership Fellows

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 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." 

For more info on the app, check out this release from UBC or news coverage (The Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun, CTV). 

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. 

First lab meeting of the year!

September 6, 2018

Kicking off the 2018 Academic Year with 4 new students! See the People page for their bios. 

Kaity presents a poster at the ISES-ISEE 2018 in Ottawa

August 28, 2018

Kaity Castellani presented a poster on air pollution and environmental injustice in Canada's three biggest cities at the Joint Annual Meeting of the International Society of Exposure Science and the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology in Ottawa.