Brittney Wong

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Brittney Wong

MA Student

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Research Interests

Adaptation, Behavioral change, Climate change, Climate Migration, Disaster Risk Reduction, Environmental and cultural values, Natural hazards, risk communication


Brittney is a MA student in the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability supervised by Dr. Stephanie Chang. She is part of the Hazards Lab and her research interests revolve around disaster risk reduction, floods, and waste management. Her research at UBC focuses on post-flood waste management systems and the challenges and barriers for effective flood debris to be removed from residential households. Brittney’s undergraduate degree was completed at the University of Waterloo and she did some research on government-sponsored home buyout programs during her time there.

During her undergrad, she also participated in an Arctic field course. She spent 10 days in the Canadian High Arctic and Greenland learning about physical and human geography. In her spare time, Brittney likes to take advantage of Vancouver’s warm winters and beautiful summers by going on hikes and gardening.