Dr. Christina E. Hoicka

Hello and welcome to the lab! We are researching topics on renewable energy, community energy, gender and energy, Indigenous energy, energy justice, participation, innovation and diffusion in low-carbon energy transitions.


About me

Dr. Christina E. Hoicka  

Social Exergy Lab

I am the current Canada Research Chair in Urban Planning for Climate Change. Starting July 1, 2021, I am an Associate Professor in Geography and Civil Engineering at the University of Victoria. Prior, I was an Associate Professor at York University where I was also the PowerStream Chair in Sustainable Energy Economics between 2013-2017. I hold university degrees in three different disciplines: I have a Bachelor of Engineering (McGill University), a Masters in Environmental Studies (York University), and a PhD in Geography (University of Waterloo).

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