Research stories

Su yin tan

Reaching for the stars

Find out how Su-Yin Tan joined the “space mafia.”

Ellsworth LeDrew

Using citizen science in the North

Ellsworth LeDrew is advancing research on climate change by documenting changes in the Far North with the help of local people.

 

Sarah Burch

Breaking down siloes in climate research

Learn how new faculty member Sarah Burch is bringing a unique interdisciplinary approach to researching climate change and helping launch a new Master's program.

Rich Petrone

Turning back the clock on areas affected by energy extraction

Energy companies come to Rich Petrone when restoring a wetland in Canada's oilpatch.

 

Jean Andrey

Commuting safely in a changing climate

Learn how Jean Andrey is researching the ways in which climate change is making driving more dangerous in Canada.

Dan Scott

Climate change and tourism

Daniel Scott, who is a Canada Research Chair in Global Change and Tourism, researches how climate change affects tourism – and vice-versa.

 

Steffanie Scott

Sustainable agriculture in China

China may have a bad reputation for food safety, but it has the world’s second-most land a devoted to organic food and there is a burgeoning movement toward what Steffanie Scott calls ecological agriculture.

Jonathan Price

Restoring post-mined oilsands land

Jonathan Price is turning the barren landscape left behind after oil sands mining back into the delicate, diverse peatland that once covered more than half of the Athabasca region of northern Alberta.

 

Christine Dow

Glimpsing beneath glaciers

Meet the Antarctic explorer who turned a love of glaciers into a research career mapping subglacial lakes.

Richard Kelly

Tweeting to save the cryosphere

Learn how Richard Kelly, the mind behind #snowtweets, is redefining snow research by harnessing social media.