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Social Mobilization On Climate Change Using Digital Tools

Research Excellence Cluster

This research cluster focuses on design and testing of digital media to enhance learning and influence behaviour. Our cluster includes scholars in in Climate Change Engagement, EducationPsychology, Visualization & Gaming. Working with partners in government, education and the technology industry, we explore how communities can be mobilized through new technologies and social practices to foster climate literacy and action.

Screenshots of ​Future Delta 2.0 – Climate Change Video Game

Cluster Members

Core Research Team

Dr. Stephen Sheppard (PI)

Dr. David Fracchia (Co-Investigator)

Dr. Jiaying Zhao (Co-Investigator)

Dr. Stephen Petrina (Co-Investigator)

Dr. Ian Mauro (Co-Investigator)


Ronald Macdonald, Vancouver School Board

Sara Muir-Owen, Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions

Dr. Sabine Pahl, University of Plymouth

Craig Brumwell, Kitsilano Secondary School

Samsara Marriott, Norma Rose Elementary

Dr. Christopher Jones, University of California, Berkeley

Dr. Eugene Cordero, San Jose State University


Affiliated Scholars

Dr. Catherine Potvin (McGill University)

Dr. Sybil Seitzinger (University of Victoria and Director of PICS)

Dr. Robert Gifford (University of Victoria)

Dr. Paula McDowell (Simon Fraser University)

Dr. Olaf Schroth (University of Sheffield – England)

Dr. Suzanne Moser (Stanford University)

Dr. Tzeporah Berman (York University)

Dr. Kate Sherren (Dalhousie University)

Partners and Sponsors

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