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Planning Sustainable Transitions

EUC researchers are producing critical analyses of contemporary global capitalism, feminist perspectives on geopolitics, and psychoanalytical interpretations

EUC research is exploring the thinking, activism and policies that are needed to take action in the climate emergency and to plan sustainable and humane communities. We are working with Indigenous communities to define new approaches to, and knowledge of, climate change. We are also critically examining the policies and behaviours that are needed to address environmental sustainability more broadly. The transition to a sustainable energy future is a particular focus for research and action among EUC scholars.

Researcher Spotlights

Kean Birch

Kean Birch

Professor Kean Birch’s research interest focuses on understanding technoscientific capitalism and draws on perspectives from science & technology studies, economic geography and sociology.

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Deborah McGregor

Deborah McGregor

Professors Deborah McGregor, Lisa Myers and Alan Corbiere collaborate in a SSHRC-funded project on envisioning an Indigenous-derived climate change futures.

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Mark Winfield

Mark Winfield

Professor Winfield is co-chair of the Sustainable Energy Initiative (SEI) at EUC and conducts research on legal and policy issues relating to climate change and energy transitions.

Katie Kish

Katie Kish

Dr. Katie Kish is Senior Development Officer of EUC’s Ecological Footprint Initiative with a background in complex systems thinking and ecological economics.

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Ana Maria Martinez with students

Ana Maria Martinez

Dr. Ana Martinez is associate director of Las Nubes in Costa Rica where she facilitates community and international research collaborations, including the Grounded project documentary film series.

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Calvin Lakhan

Calvin Lakhan

Dr. Calvin Lakhan is an EUC research associate and co-investigator of the “Waste Wiki” project devoted to advancing waste management policy and research in Canada.

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