Fonds UBCA-ARC-1572 - Stephen Sheppard fonds

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Stephen Sheppard fonds

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1.5 m of textual records and other materials.

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Stephen Sheppard is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Forest Resources Management in the UBC Faculty of Forestry, and Director of the Collaborative for Advanced Landscape Planning (CALP). He holds degrees from Oxford (BA, MA), UBC (MSc), and the University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D.). He joined the department in 1998, with a joint appointment in Landscape Architecture, and retired in 2021. His other appointments included Adjunct Professor at Nanjing Forestry University, China, and a Sustainability Research Fellow at the University of Plymouth, UK.
While at UBC Sheppard’s main research interests focused on: climate change planning, outreach, and community engagement, including sea-level rise planning and discussion of low-carbon resilient communities; visioning methods and visualization of climate change causes, impacts, and mitigation/adaptation; visualization of low-carbon future scenarios; community energy planning, renewables, and energy literacy, including energy effects of urban forests; landscape planning; public perceptions, aesthetics and sustainability; and social aspects of forestry. He also was involved in developing videogames as an educational tool on climate change. As Director of CALP Sheppard led an interdisciplinary research group which works with communities on developing climate change and energy solutions. He has over forty years experience as a consultant in environmental assessment, aesthetics, landscape planning, and public involvement. He has also published five books, including Visualizing Climate Change (2012), as well as numerous scholarly articles.

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Fonds consists of records documenting Stephen Sheppard’s professional and academic activities while he was at UBC. They include textual records (correspondence, reports, written notes, data sets, and published materials), audio-visual recordings, photographs, and digital media. The records are arranged in the following series: Aesthetics And Sustainability (sub-series Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, and Articles for Publication), Visual Resource Management, Multi-Criteria Analysis, Local Climate Change Visioning, and Forest Management Research (sub-series CALP UBC research publications, Local UBC studies, North Cowichan Community Forest, Clayoquot Reference Materials, and General).

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Donated to the University Archives by Dr. Stephen Sheppard in August 2021.


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Audio is located in the archives vault AT 4040 (1-35)

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Some digital media require further processing. Please ask archives staff about access.

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Other materials include 180 colour photographic slides, 35 audio cassettes, 6 CDs (digital records), and 1 DVD.

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