The clIMate Policy & ACTion (IMPACT) Lab, led by Prof Laura Tozer, is a community-based and policy-engaged research group focused on addressing the climate crisis. We are strongly committed to diversity and intentional inclusion and welcome racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ2S+ persons.

Our current research projects focus on:

  • How to accelerate climate action while addressing inequalities (
  • Municipal climate change mitigation planning and implementation in Canada
  • Building decarbonization to address energy poverty

We are an interdisciplinary research group focused on environmental policy and governance. Join our lab and gain skills in policy analysis, qualitative social science research methods, and transdisciplinary or community-based research approaches where we work with non-academic stakeholders to address societal challenges.


Graduate Students

Graduate students can be admitted through the MSc, MEnvSc, or PhD program in Environmental Sciences or through the MA or PhD program in Geography. Contact Prof Laura Tozer for more information.

Postdoctoral fellowships

We are recruiting Postdoctoral fellows. Please consider applying for funding programs and contact Prof Laura Tozer for more information.