UNBC Research Chairs

UNBC is honoured to host NSERC/RioTinto Industrial Research Chair, BC Leadership Chairs, as well as a number of Forest Renewal BC Endowed Chairs and the Ian McTaggart Cowan Muskwa-Kechika Research Professor. The holders of these research chairs contribute to UNBC's success as a research-intensive university and enhance our ability to carry out locally inspired and internationally significant research in our strategic research areas.

Industrial Research Chair

Déry, Dr. Stephen   
BSc, MSc, PhD

Professor, Environmental Science
NSERC/RioTinto Industrial Research Chair in Climate Change
and Water Security

Phone: 250-960-5193
Email: stephen.dery@unbc.ca
Website: http://web.unbc.ca/~sdery/ 

Dr. Déry’s research focuses on cold regions hydrometeorology using a combination of field and satellite observations, various hydroclimatic datasets, and computer modelling. The long-term goal of the NSERC/Rio Tinto Senior Industrial Research Chair in Climate Change and Water Security is to better monitor and assess recent changes in weather and precipitation patterns affecting the Nechako Watershed, to establish their impacts on changing seasonal snowpack evolution and on the vast network of streams and rivers of the Nechako Watershed. More information can be found here


BC Leadership Chairs

Harder, Dr. Henry

Dr. Donald B. Rix BC Leadership Chair for Aboriginal Environmental Health

Tannert, Dr. Thomas

BC Leadership Chair In Tall Wood and Hybrid Structures Engineering


Endowed Chairs

Owens, Dr. Phil 

FRBC / Endowed Research Chair In Landscape Ecology

Petticrew, Dr. Ellen 

FRBC / Endowed Research Chair In Landscape Ecology

Elkin, Dr. Ché

FRBC / Slocan Mixedwood Ecology Chair

Venter, Dr. Oscar

FRBC / West Fraser Growth and Yield Chair

Bryan, Dr. Heather

Ian McTaggart Cowan Muskwa-Kechika Research Professor


Knowledge Mobilization Chair

MacLeod, Dr. Martha 

Northern Health - UNBC Knowledge Mobilization Research Chair