Alumni of the RES program have gone on to successful careers working with government, non-governmental organizations, consulting organizations, Indigenous communities, academia and beyond.

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Our Theses & Dissertations page contains a fairly comprehensive list of the doctoral work of the graduate students in our department.

Featured Alumni

PhD with Hannah Wittman, 2021
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of the Fraser Valley
PhD with Stephanie Chang, 2018
Senior Planner, City of Vancouver
MA with Daniel Steel & Gunilla Öberg, 2022
PhD w/ Peter Dauvergne, 2016
Adjunct Professor, UBC IRES
Senior Policy Advisor, International Institute for Sustainable Development
MSc with Amanda Giang and David Boyd, 2021
Senior Policy and Planning Analyst, Metro Vancouver
PhD with Kai Chan, 2021
Gund Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Vermont
MSc with Jiaying Zhao, 2022
PhD w/ Hannah Wittman, 2022
Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Land and Food Systems, UBC
PhD with Terre Satterfield & Milind Kandlikar, 2022
Research Associate, Interdisciplinary Biodiversity Solutions
PhD w/ Daniel Pauly, 2020
Postdoctoral Fellow, UBC IOF
PhD with Kai Chan & Terre Satterfield, 2016
Assistant Professor, Utah State University
MSc with Gunilla Öberg, 2017
Senior Utility Planning Engineer, City of Vancouver
PhD with Leila Harris and Michele Koppes, 2020
Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Zurich
Project Leader, Canadian Mountain Assessment
MSc with Claire Kremen, 2022
Lab Manager, UBC Plant-Insect Ecology & Evolution Lab
PhD with Hannah Wittman, 2021
Executive Director of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
PhD with Terre Satterfield, 2021
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Oxford
PhD w/ Tony Pitcher, 2002
Research Scientist, Government of Canada
Adjunct Professor, University of Victoria
PhD w/ Hisham Zerriffi, 2021
Senior Research Lead, Center for Strategic and International Studies
MSc w/ Navin Ramankutty & Amanda Giang, 2022
Policy Analyst, International Institute for Sustainable Development
PhD w/ Terre Satterfield, 2021
Director of the Indigenous Home-Lands Initiative, Ecotrust Canada
MSc with Stephanie Chang, 2021
Environmental Planner, state of Massachusetts
MA w/ Kathryn Harrison, 2012
Lead: Policy and Partnerships, Foundry BC
PhD with Leila Harris, 2021
Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Pittsburgh
PhD with Navin Ramankutty & Milind Kandlikar, 2022
Postdoctoral Researcher, IRES
MA w/ Hadi Dowlatabadi, 2018
Policy Analyst, Arcadia
2022 Fellow, Clean Energy Leadership Institute
PhD with Milind Kandlikar & Hadi Dowlatabadi, 2013
Software Engineering Lead
PhD w/ Peter Nemetz, 1997
Executive Director, OneEarth
Senior Research Fellow, Utrecht University
PhD w/ John Robinson, 2016
Principal of Policy and Planning, Integral Group
MSc w/ Kai Chan, 2017
Doctoral candidate in Psychology, University of Victoria
MSc with Hadi Dowlatabadi, 2012
Principal with Reshape Strategies