Environment and Sustainability Research

The Centre for Environment and Sustainability (C.E.S.) was formed in recognition of Western’s dedication to, and support for, environmental studies. Dynamic growth in the areas of environmental and sustainable research across a broad spectrum of disciplines necessitated a need to consolidate of research talent into a single collective and foster environmental education.

The C.E.S., a collaborative of internationally acclaimed researchers from the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Social Science, Arts and Humanities, Information and Media Studies, The Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, The Richard Ivey School of Business and The Faculty of Law, as well as other environmental groups and affiliates across the Western campus, provides a vital stage for the exchange of interdisciplinary research and perspectives.

Researchers bring an impressive scope of expertise as they respond to the great challenges faced by today’s environmental researchers, including water, energy, renewable resources, ecosystem health, and sustainable business practices. Degree programs in Environment and Sustainability are offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Research Profiles








Research Faculty


Name (Website) Department Email
Geoff Wild Applied Math
Brian Branfireun Biology
Irena Creed Biology
Hugh Henry Biology
Nusha Keyghobadi Biology
Zoe Lindo Biology
Sheila Macfie Biology
Jeremy McNeil Biology
Louise Milligan Biology
Yolanda Morbey Biology
Bryan Neff Biology
Brent Sinclair Biology
Jim Staples Biology
Edward Topp Biology/Agriculture Canada
Greg Thorn Biology
Charlie Trick Biology
Liana Zanette Biology
Ronald Martin Chemistry
David Shoesmith Chemistry
Mike Katchabaw Computer Science
Nazim Madhavji Computer Science
Brian Hart Earth Sciences/Surface Science Western
Stephen Hicock Earth Sciences
Fred Longstaffe Earth Sciences
Katrina Moser Earth Sciences
Robert Schincariol Earth Sciences
Kristy Tiampo Earth Sciences
Elizabeth Webb Earth Sciences
Silvia Mittler Physics and Astronomy
Robert Sica Physics and Astronomy


Social Science

Name (Website) Department Email
Ian Colquhoun Anthropology
Regna Darnell Anthropology
Lisa Hodgetts Anthropology
Dan Jorgensen Anthropology
Karen Pennesi Anthropology
Adriana Premat Anthropology
Andrew Walsh Anthropology
Christine White Anthropology
Jim Davies Economics
Jim MacGee Economics
John Whalley Economics
Peter Ashmore Geography
Jamie Baxter Geography
Michael Buzzelli Geography
Jason Gilliland Geography
Issac Luginaah Geography
Brian Luckman Geography
Gordon McBean Geography
Micha Pazner Geography
Joy Parr Geography
Dan Shrubsole Geography
Chris Smart Geography
Marco Van De Wiel Geography
James Voogt Geography
Jinfei Wang Geography
Anthony Weis Geography
Alan MacEachern History
William Turkel History
Radoslav Dimitrov Political Science
Scott Macdougall-Shackleton Psychology
Jerry White Sociology



Name (Website) Department Email
Amarjeet Bassi Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Dimitre Karamanev Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Argyrios Margaritis Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
George Nakhla Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Madhumita Bhowmick Ray Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Jingxu Zhu Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
Raouf Baddour Civil and Environmental Engineering
Hesham El Naggar Civil and Environmental Engineering
Jason Gerhard Civil and Environmental Engineering
Horia Hangan Civil and Environmental Engineering
Denis O'Carroll Civil and Environmental Engineering
Clare Robinson Civil and Environmental Engineering
Slobodan Simonovic Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ernest Yanful Civil and Environmental Engineering
Jin Jiang Electrical and Computer Engineering
Weiming Shen Electrical and Computer Engineering
Rajiv Varma Electrical and Computer Engineering
Roberto Canas Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Kamran Siddiqui Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Chao Zhang Mechanical and Materials Engineering


Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry

Name (Website) Department Email
Jack Bend Pathology
Susan Koval Microbiology and Immunology
Edmund Lui Physiology and Pharmacology
Charlie Trick Microbiology and Immunology


Richard Ivey School Of Business

Name (Website) Department Email
Pratima (Tima) Bansal Strategy
Oana Branzei Strategy
Robert Klassen Operations Management
Fredrik Odegaard Management Science
David Sharp Managerial Accounting and Control
Mike Valente Strategy


Other Faculties

Name (Website) Department Email
Gillian Barker Philosophy
Paula Dworatzek Food and Nutrition
Ken Kirkwood Health Sciences
Joshua Schuster English
Sara Seck Law
Samuel Trosow Law/Information and Media Studies



This page was last updated on September 27, 2011
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