UBC experts on cold and extreme weather

January 25, 2024

Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)UBC experts on cold and extreme weather Media AdvisoriesSnowfall and cold weather are forecast for many parts of B.C. in the next few days. UBC experts are available to comment. Environmental impactDr. Nemkumar (Nemy) Banthia (he/him)Professor, Department of Civil EngineeringSenior Canada Research Chair in Infrastructure RehabilitationEmail: [email protected] language(s): English, Hindi, FrenchPotential for greater road accidentsNegative impact of de-icing salts on the life span of roads, bridges and other transportation structuresHolly Chubb (she/her)Researcher and Lecturer, Department of GeographyEmail: [email protected] language(s): EnglishImpact of climate change and extreme weather events on natural hazards, with a focus on catastrophic landslidesSnow and ice dynamicsClimate change education and hazard resilienceDr. Simon DonnerProfessor, Department of Geography / Institute for Resources, Environment and SustainabilityEmail: [email protected] language(s): EnglishClimate change, policy and adaptationDr. Chris HarleyProfessor, Department of Zoology / Institute for the Oceans and FisheriesEmail: [email protected] language(s): EnglishWeather effects on oceans including high tides and waves, effects of extreme cold in the intertidal zoneDr. Gord Lovegrove (he/him)Associate Professor, School of Engineering, UBC OkanaganTel: 250-808-9377Email: [email protected] language(s): EnglishEffect of snow and cold on traffic and transportationActive transportation (bike, walk, bus) and staying safe in the snowDr. Anais Orsi (she/her)Assistant Professor, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric SciencesEmail: [email protected] language(s): EnglishPhysics of snow and icePolar climate, climate changeDr. John Richardson (he/him)Professor, Department of Forest and Conservation SciencesEmail: [email protected] language(s): EnglishEffects of extreme cold on ecosystemsEffects of flooding and water supplies on streams and lakes, water quality and debris torrentsImpacts of cold on freshwater bodies and speciesRoad salt alternativesDr. Patricia M. SchulteProfessor, Department of ZoologyEmail: [email protected] language(s): EnglishEffects of road salt on salmon, road salt levels in streams around the Lower MainlandDr. Babak TosarkaniAssistant Professor, School of Engineering, UBC OkanaganCell: 236-865-7531Email: [email protected] language(s): EnglishImpacts of extreme cold on the supply chainHealth and social impactDr. Jennifer Baumbusch (she/her)Professor, School of NursingEmail: [email protected] language(s): EnglishProtecting seniors and other vulnerable people from extreme cold and other climate extremesDr. John Graham (he/him)Professor, School of Social Work, UBC OkanaganPhone: 250-864-7118Email: [email protected] language(s): EnglishImpacts of extreme cold on the homeless population*Limited availability Jan. 9-31, generally available starting Feb. 1

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UBC experts on cold and extreme weather

Media Advisories

Snowfall and cold weather are forecast for many parts of B.C. in the next few days. UBC experts are available to comment. 

Environmental impact

 

Dr. Nemkumar (Nemy) Banthia (he/him)
Professor, Department of Civil Engineering
Senior Canada Research Chair in Infrastructure Rehabilitation
Email: [email protected]
Interview language(s): English, Hindi, French 

  • Potential for greater road accidents

  • Negative impact of de-icing salts on the life span of roads, bridges and other transportation structures

Holly Chubb (she/her)
Researcher and Lecturer, Department of Geography
Email: [email protected]
Interview language(s): English

  • Impact of climate change and extreme weather events on natural hazards, with a focus on catastrophic landslides
  • Snow and ice dynamics
  • Climate change education and hazard resilience

Dr. Simon Donner
Professor, Department of Geography / Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Email: [email protected]
Interview language(s): English 

  • Climate change, policy and adaptation

     

Dr. Chris Harley
Professor, Department of Zoology / Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
Email: [email protected]
Interview language(s): English

  • Weather effects on oceans including high tides and waves, effects of extreme cold in the intertidal zone

Dr. Gord Lovegrove (he/him)
Associate Professor, School of Engineering, UBC Okanagan
Tel: 250-808-9377
Email: [email protected]
Interview language(s): English 

  • Effect of snow and cold on traffic and transportation

  • Active transportation (bike, walk, bus) and staying safe in the snow

Dr. Anais Orsi (she/her)
Assistant Professor, Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Email: [email protected]
Interview language(s): English

  • Physics of snow and ice
  • Polar climate, climate change

Dr. John Richardson (he/him)
Professor, Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences
Email: [email protected]
Interview language(s): English 

  • Effects of extreme cold on ecosystems

  • Effects of flooding and water supplies on streams and lakes, water quality and debris torrents

  • Impacts of cold on freshwater bodies and species

  • Road salt alternatives

Dr. Patricia M. Schulte
Professor, Department of Zoology
Email: [email protected]
Interview language(s): English 

  • Effects of road salt on salmon, road salt levels in streams around the Lower Mainland

Dr. Babak Tosarkani
Assistant Professor, School of Engineering, UBC Okanagan
Cell: 236-865-7531
Email: [email protected]
Interview language(s): English 

  • Impacts of extreme cold on the supply chain

Health and social impact

 

Dr. Jennifer Baumbusch (she/her)
Professor, School of Nursing
Email: [email protected]
Interview language(s): English 

  • Protecting seniors and other vulnerable people from extreme cold and other climate extremes

Dr. John Graham (he/him)
Professor, School of Social Work, UBC Okanagan
Phone: 250-864-7118
Email: [email protected]
Interview language(s): English 

  • Impacts of extreme cold on the homeless population

*Limited availability Jan. 9-31, generally available starting Feb. 1

The source of this news is from The University of British Columbia

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