Kevin Hanna

Associate Professor

Earth, Environmental and Geographic Sciences
Other Titles: Director, UBC Centre for Environmental Assessment Research; Associate Member, Faculty of Forestry, UBC Vancouver Campus
Office: FIP 246
Phone: 250.807.9265
Email: kevin.hanna@ubc.ca

Graduate student supervisor



Research Summary

Environmental impact assessment; natural resources management; energy systems and resources

Courses & Teaching

Environmental impact assessment; energy systems and resources, natural resources management.

Biography

Research Background

Kevin Hanna’s research broadly centres on integrated approaches to natural resources management, operational support for natural resources development, environmental impact assessment, and energy resources and systems. A key part of his research is working with Indigenous organizations to help outline data/information management approaches and tools, define best practices for impact assessment, and develop case studies to help communities design new methods for conducting impact assessments. His current work focuses on the Canadian west, and north and Arctic.

Research Projects

Cumulative Effects Assessment and Impact Assessment Process Development, collaborative research with the Tsilhqot’in National Government (2020-2023), Impact Assessment Agency of Canada

Supporting Indigenous led impact assessment (2018-2021), Eminence Fund

Connecting cumulative effects assessment to decision-making (2017-2023), Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Planning and assessment information for marine and related activities in the Canadian Arctic (2017-2021), Irving Shipbuilding Inc. & Nunavut Research Institute

Websites

kevinhanna.ca
The Centre for Environmental Assessment Research

Degrees

PhD, University of Toronto
MA, University of Toronto
BA, University of British Columbia

Selected Publications & Presentations

Books

Hanna, K. (Ed). 2022. The Routledge Handbook of Environmental Impact Assessment. Routledge Abingdon.

Hanna, K. (Ed.) 2016. Environmental Impact Assessment, Practice and Participation, Third Edition. Oxford University Press, Toronto. First edition, 2005; Second edition, 2009.

Bullock, Ryan and Kevin Hanna, 2012. Community Forestry: Local Values, Conflict and Forest Governance, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK.

Hanna, K. Slocombe, S. Clark, D. (Eds.) 2008. Transforming Parks and Protected Areas: Policy and Governance in Changing World. Routledge/Taylor and Francis, Abingdon, UK.

Hanna, K. and Slocombe, S. (Eds.) 2007. Integrated Resource and Environmental Management: Concepts and Practice. Oxford University Press, Toronto

Recent Journal Articles

Dutta, N. Noble, B. Poelzer, G. Hanna, K. 2021. From Project Impacts to Strategic Decisions: Recurring Issues and Concerns in Wind Energy Environmental Assessments, Environmental Management, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00267-021-01518-2

Peletz, N. Hanna, K. and Noble B. 2020. The Central role of Inuit Qaujimaningit in Nunavut’s Impact Assessment Process. Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, 38(5): 412-426.

McMaster, R. Noble, B. Poelzer, G. Hanna, K. 2020. Wind energy environmental assessment requirements and processes: an uneven landscape, Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal, DOI: 10.1080/14615517.2020.1815271

Thiessen, B. Noble, B. and Hanna, K. 2020. Analysis of impact assessment practice and mitigation for shipping activity in the eastern Canadian Arctic. Arctic, 73(2): 141-277.

Wong, L Bram Noble, B and Hanna, K. 2019. Water Quality Monitoring to Support Cumulative Effects Assessment and Decision Making in the Mackenzie Valley, Northwest Territories, Canada. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, DOI: 10.1002/ieam.4179.

Professional Services/Affiliations/Committees

Director, Centre for Environmental Assessment Research at UBC

Co-Chair of the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada’s Technical Advisory Committee on Science and Knowledge

Member of the Editorial Board of Environmental Management

Member of the Editorial Board of Impact Assessment and Project Appraisal

Member of the BC Environmental Assessment Act Implementation Advisory Committee

Member of the Minister’s Environmental Assessment Expert Advisory Committee, BC Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy

 

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