Dr. Christina E. Hoicka

Hello and welcome to the lab! We research innovation and diffusion, benefits, justice and participation for urban, rural, and Indigenous communities in renewable energy transformations. We strive to challenge patriarchal structures and practice inclusion, equity, and diversity in sustainable energy research.


About me

Dr. Christina E. Hoicka  

Social Exergy Lab

I hold the Canada Research Chair in Urban Planning for Climate Change and I am an Associate Professor in Geography and Civil Engineering at the University of Victoria. I hold a Bachelor of Engineering (McGill Unviersity), a Masters in Environmental Studies with a focus on ecological economics (York University), and a PhD in Geography (University of Waterloo). I study the diffusion of low-carbon innovations and renewable energy and the justice and socio-economic benefits of a renewable energy transition. I am co-founder and inaugural Chair of Women & Inclusivity in Sustainable Energy Research (WISER) Network. 

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You can check out Dr. Hoicka’s publications on Google Scholar and Research Gate.

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Media and Public Engagement


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Current open lab positions posted here:

PhD Position in Energy Citizens for Inclusive Decarbonization in Geography

Communications Assistant Position


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For media and other inquiries please contact me at: socialexergylab@uvic.ca