I am an assistant professor in the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability and Department of Mechanical Engineering at UBC. I'm interested in how environmental assessment processes can better empower communities and inform policy decision-making. (CV here)

Assistant Professor

Hannah is an MSc student at IRES. She completed her undergraduate degree in human and conservation biology at the University of Toronto in 2017. Hannah is excited to work on tackling global environmental policy issues, such as mercury pollution, sustainable development, and climate change.

MSc Student

Hannah Barnard-Chumik

Mrinmoy is a PhD student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering jointly supervised by Prof. Naomi Zimmerman. He has completed masters in environmental engineering and management from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and undergraduate studies in Civil Engineering at West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata. He is interested in working with field observations of air pollutants using low cost sensors and evaluating the energy policies with the help of chemical transport models. His focus will be on the tools for assessing energy and health policies in developing countries like India using both numerical simulations and field studies.

PhD Student

Mrinmoy Chakraborty

I am an undergraduate student in my 5th year, studying Environmental Sciences and Human Geography. I am interested in feminist political ecology and the intersections of nature, power and policy. Currently, my research is centred on Canadian energy politics. I am focusing on the Trans Mountain pipeline as a case study to examine environmental assessments through the lenses of settler colonialism and legal geographies.

Undergraduate Student

Gabby Doebeli

Forthcoming

Postdoctoral Fellow

Sara Elder

Rivkah is a PhD student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and is jointly supervised by Dr. Amanda Giang and Dr. David Boyd. She holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Rice University. She recently completed an MS in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin under Dr. Joshua Apte. Her research will focus on air quality modeling of industrial chemicals and related environmental justice issues. 

PhD Student

Rivkah Gardner-Frolick

Bassam is a PhD student at UBC’s Institute for Resources, Environment, and Sustainability. His research focuses on analysis of energy policy in India. Prior to his PhD, Bassam worked at a school district, providing energy management for its facilities and engaging students in environmental sustainability initiatives. Bassam also previously held technical and leadership roles in the natural resources industry. He enjoys volunteerism, reading, and martial arts.

PhD Student

Bassam Javed

Imranul is a PhD student in the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at UBC. His research focuses on global shipping emissions and investigating potential air quality co-benefits and trade-offs for  future climate and air quality policies. He was previously affiliated with the University of Alberta where he completed an MSc in Environmental Engineering and held several research and leadership positions in air pollution control and exposure assessment, waste management, and sustainability. He has also worked with municipalities, consulting and industries on air quality analysis, environmental site assessments, and wastewater treatment. Imranul is passionate about soccer and enjoys reading, numismatics, board/video games, hiking, and conversations on general current affairs.

PhD Student

Imranul Laskar

Forthcoming

Postdoctoral Fellow

Miling Li

Erika Luna is a MSc student under the supervision of Dr. Amanda Giang and Dr. Navin Ramankutty. She holds a BSc in Earth and Environmental Sciences from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Thanks to a variety of awards she obtained during her undergraduate studies, Erika was able to do research internships at different universities across North America, such as: Université de Montréal, UC Berkeley, UNAM and UBC. These past research experiences contributed to build her passion on data science and food security. Her current project at both LEAP and LUGE labs, is focused on the relationship between food security and the former North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

MSc Student

Erika Luna

Affiliates

Rudri is an MSc student at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability. She completed her BSc in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Technion- Israel Institute of Technology. Rudri is interested in working towards improved air quality and energy security. Her research at IRES focuses on looking at alternatives to agricultural residue burning in Punjab and the Indo-Gangetic plane.

MSc Student

Rudri Bhatt

Alumni

My undergraduate in natural resources conservation promoted my development of an unassailable affinity for the temperate rainforests of the Pacific Northwest - it’s no wonder I can’t bring myself to leave the beauty that surrounds this city! Traveling internationally highlighted the disparity of air quality that exists across countries and smaller geographical areas. This drove me to study air pollution in China before and throughout my masters in geomatics, and now across Canada - where the same under-appreciated fortune is seldom granted. My current work with Dr. Amanda Giang and Dr. David Boyd seeks to provide a preliminary assessment of environmental justice across Canada with respect to air pollution, and will lay the groundwork for the inclusion of a multitude of other variables and outcomes.

Geospatial Data Coordinator
and Analyst

Kaity Castellani

Carlina is in her 5th year of Environmental Sciences at UBC concentrating in land, air, and water systems. She is interested in the impact science has on policy and how research can be translated to implement better climate change solutions. She is excited to be a part of the LEAP team to work on air pollution and climate change research.

 

Her research is focused on industrial air pollution in Canada focusing on oil refineries and identifying potential "super emitters". She hopes to develop hypotheses for their existence and identify how marginalized communities are affected from the distribution of production of these environmental hazards. 

Undergraduate Student

Carlina Kim