Christina Hoicka

Canada Research Chair in Urban Planning for Climate Change at the University of Victoria

Dr. Christina Hoicka holds the Canada Research Chair in Urban Planning for Climate Change and is an Associate Professor in Geography and in Civil Engineering at the University of Victoria. She holds degrees in Engineering (McGill), ecological economics (York) and Geography (Waterloo). She studies the diffusion of low-carbon innovations and renewable energy and the justice and socio-economic benefits of a renewable energy transition. She is on the editorial board of Environment and Sources Part B. She is co-founder and inaugural Chair of Women and Inclusivity in Sustainable Energy Research (WISER) Network. She has recently appeared in over 100 media sources, and has testified to the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development (ENVI) in the House of Commons for studies on Fossil Fuel Subsidies and Clean Technology. She has received funding from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council, EU Horizon, Natural Science and Engineering Research Council, New Frontiers in Research Fund, MITACS, Transition Accelerator, the Government of Ontario, Natural Resources Canada, Clean Energy BC, and McConnell Foundation. She has provided advice to governments across Canada as well as to the European Commission.

Christina Hoicka is a Research Partner in the Greening Growth Partnership and The Economics & Environmental Policy Research Network.