UBC’s Okanagan campus has a new national research chair.
In collaboration with Egg Farmers of Canada (EFC), UBC has named Nathan Pelletier as Egg Industry Chair in Sustainability/Endowed Chair in Bio-economy Sustainability Management.
Pelletier is cross-appointed to UBC’s Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences and the Faculty of Management, to support interdisciplinary research at the Okanagan campus.
As part of his role, Pelletier will be responsible for directing and managing research programs to support sustainability measurement and management for the Canadian egg industry and food sector more broadly. His work will include exploring sustainability measurement and management, life-cycle thinking and resource efficiency.
Pelletier holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Victoria, a Master of Environmental Studies degree from Dalhousie University and an Interdisciplinary Research PhD in Ecological Economics, also from Dalhousie. He conducted post-doctoral research for Environment Canada and, most recently, for the European Commission Joint Research Centre’s Institute for Environment and Sustainability.