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Research Focuses and Groups

  • Design Thinking Multimedia
  • Sustainability Thinking Multimedia
  • Clean Technology Multimedia
  • Healthy Communitites Multimedia

DESIGN THINKING

Research Focus

Research Group/Researcher

Lifespan Cognition, social cognition across the lifespan

Daniel Bernstein
http://lifespancognition.org/
http://www.kpu.ca/arts/psychology

Cognitive Science / Human Factors: The causal determinants of motorcycle/car right-of-way violation collisions, Evolutionary Psychology: The role of anxiety on real and illusory pattern perception, Animal Cognition: The role of stress on Bumble bee preferences for visually ordered environments, Open Education: The impact of textbook openness and format (print vs. digital) on educational outcomes Farhad Dastur
http://www.kpu.ca/arts/psychology

Cultural Studies, Journalism and Mass Communication, Feminist Theory, Internet & Society, Feminism

Katie Warfield
http://www.thevisualmediaworkshop.com/
http://kora.kpu.ca/facultypub/8/
http://www.kpu.ca/arts/journalism

Alternative Personal Urban Mobility, Visualization Tools for Early Stages of New Product Development and Design, Systems Thinking for the Circular Economy

Victor Martinez
http://www.vgmtheory.com
http://www.trophec.com
http://www.digitalphysicalities.com
http://www.kpu.ca/product-design

Sustainable Community Design, Urban Agriculture, Food Security, Restorative Landscaping, Sculpture, Pottery and Stained Glass

Stephanie St. Loe
http://www.kpu.ca/interiordesign

Urban development, ‘green’ urban design processes processes, plans, codes, standards, guidelines and prototypes

Stephanie St. Loe
http://www.kpu.ca/interiordesign

Urban development, ‘green’ urban design processes processes, plans, codes, standards, guidelines and prototypes

Erick Villagomez
http://evillago.tumblr.com/
http://www.kpu.ca/interiordesign

Design Theories, Design History

Lucie Gagne
http://www.kpu.ca/interiordesign

Designing functional clothing for feeding tubes, tracheotomy tubes, wheelchair dependency, and sensory processing disorders.

Taylor Byrom
http://taylorhartdesigns.com/
http://www.kpu.ca/fashion

SUSTAINABILITY THINKING

Research Focus

Research Group/Researcher

Institute for Sustainable Horticulture, Microbial Biocontrols, Biopesticides, Biological and Non-Chemical Management Strategies

Deborah Henderson
http://www.kpu.ca/ish
http://www.kpu.ca/ish/bio-controls-research

Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, Human Intensive Horticulture Food Crop Production Methods, Development of Bio-regional Agri-food Systems (including urban and peri-urban agriculture), Family-based Agriculture Revitalization

Kent M. Mullinix
Rebecca Harbut
http://www.kpu.ca/agriculture
http://www.kpu.ca/rfs

Urban Ecosystems, Urban Restoration, Wetlands, Urban Agriculture, Urban Forest, Natural Areas, Climate Change

Levente Orban
http://www.kpu.ca/arts/psychology
http://llorban.net/

Environmental Conservation, Fisheries Archaeology, Isotope Geochemistry, First Nations History

Paul Ewonus
http://www.kpu.ca/arts/anthropology

Sustainability, Green Initiatives, Composting, Food Security, Energy Conservation, Habitat Protection

Farhad Dastur
http://www.kpu.ca/arts/psychology

Sustainable Urban Systems, Agricultural Lands, Food Production, Climate-Smart Urban & Peri-urban Agriculture/td>

Arthur Fallick
http://www.kpu.ca/research

CLEAN TECHNOLOGY

Research Focus

Research Group/Researcher

Greenhouse Canopy Providing Thermal & Illumination Self-sufficiency in Cold, Sunny Climates

Deborah Henderson
http://www.kpu.ca/ish

Climate Change, Sea-Level Rise and Livelihood Adaptation Strategies: A Preliminary Investigation of Communities along the East Coast of India

Dolagobinda Pradhan
http://www.kpu.ca/arts/geography

Environmental Protection Technology

Paul Richard
http://www.kpu.ca/science/environment

Physics for Modern Technology

Fergal Callaghan
http://www.kpu.ca/physics

GIS Socioeconomics Issues, Emergency Planning, Urban Agriculture, Domestic Violence

Parthiphan Krishnan
https://www.kpu.ca/arts/geography

Climate Change, Urban Ecosystems, Urban Restoration, Wetlands, Urban Agriculture, Urban Forest, Natural Areas

Kathy Dunster
http://www.kpu.ca/hort

HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

Research Focus

Research Group/Researcher

Dementia, Alzheimer, Dementia awareness, Dementia Friendly community, Public Health issue, Social issue, Human Rights, Advocacy

Judith DeGroot
Carol Hansen
Sharon Leitch
http://www.alzheimer.ca/bc/
http://www.kpu.ca/health
http://www.kpu.ca/arts

Designing functional clothing for feeding tubes, tracheotomy tubes, wheelchair dependency, and sensory processing disorders.

Taylor Byrom
http://taylorhartdesigns.com/
http://www.kpu.ca/fashion

High fidelity patient simulation, Deliberate Practice Model

Arleigh Bell
http://www.kpu.ca/health

Nutrigenomics, Nutrition Education, Dietetics, Ethics

Karen Davison
http://www.kpu.ca/science/biology

Neuroscience

Paul Adams
http://www.kpu.ca/science/biology

Digital Storytelling, Multimedia, Journalism , Youth at Risk, Acting Together, Gangs, Resilience

Aaron Goodman
http://www.actingtogether.ca/
http://www.kpu.ca/arts/journalism

Thermoregulation in athletes with tetraplegia, Product/Fashion Design

Stephanie Phillips
Laura Hutchison
Jaymes Williams<
http://www.kpu.ca/product-design
http://www.kpu.ca/fashion

The Positive Psyc Lab, Positive Psychology, Violence Reduction

Roger Tweed
http://www.kpu.ca/arts/psychology/faculty/roger-tweed
http://www.kpu.ca/arts/psychology

Smoking Cessation

Deborah Dunn
http://www.kpu.ca/health

Application of Technology in Health

June Kaminski
Laurel Tien
http://www.kpu.ca/health

Expert Nurse Educators

Jean Nicolson-Church
http://www.kpu.ca/health

Social Justice, Ethno-racial Politics, Community Activism, and Immigrant Resettlement

Michael Ma
http://www.kpu.ca/arts/criminology

Gender Studies, Racialization and Ethnicity, First Peoples Studies, Post-colonial, Subaltern & Critical Race Theory, Health and Illness.

Seema Ahluwalia
http://www.kpu.ca/arts/sociology

Assessing and managing violence risk especially as it relates to stalking. Homelessness, Housing, Vulnerability, Surrey

Dave Lyon
http://www.kpu.ca/arts/criminology

Crime Desistance, Offender Housing Issues, Rehabilitating & Reintegrating Offenders, Correctional Treatment & Programs

Karen Parhar
http://www.kpu.ca/arts/psychology

The Body, Beauty, Gender, Health, Disability, Culture, Film, Inequality, Marxist theory, Feminist Theory & Methodology, Community-Academic Research Partnerships

Fiona Whittington-Walsh
http://www.kpu.ca/arts/sociology

Mindfulness School-Based Intervention Programs, Developmental Psychology, At-Risk Children

Kyle Matsuba
http://www.kpu.ca/arts/psychology

Debating Health Care Ethics

Doran Smolkin
Patrick Findler
http://www.kpu.ca/arts/philosophy

Observations and Research in Gender and Sexuality Matters (O.R.G.A.S.M.)

Cory Pedersen
http://orgasmresearchlab.com/
http://www.kpu.ca/arts/psychology

IMAGe Lab, explores the psychology of gender-related issues in mainstream media and advertising

Arleigh Reichl
http://www.reichllab.com/
http://www.kpu.ca/arts/psychology

The Kwantlen Traffic Safety Lab, cognitive attentional, & perceptual factors that influence motorcycle/car accidents at intersections

Farhad Dastur
Daniel Bernstein
David Froc
http://www.kpu.ca/arts/psychology