Liv Yoon

Wall Associate


Assistant Professor


School of Kinesiology


Faculty of Education



Dr. Liv Yoon’s research is at the intersection of climate change, social inequities, and health, with a focus on community engagement. Dr. Yoon’s graduate training in socio-cultural kinesiology at UBC informs her to think about bodies in sociopolitical context – which, in the context of climate change, means thinking about how some bodies are considered more ‘dispensable’, and in turn, rendered more vulnerable to climate-related risks and pollution. Dr. Yoon held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Earth Institute and the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University and continues to serve on the New York City Panel on Climate Change (NPCC) and Columbia University’s Environmental Justice and Climate Just Cities Network (EJCJC). Following, she worked in public service at Health Canada’s Climate Change and Innovation Bureau, before starting her position as Assistant Professor in the School of Kinesiology in January 2023. Dr. Yoon is a member of the Global Heat Health Information Network (GHHIN) and the World Health Organization’s Indoor Heat Technical Advisory Group, and has previously led a US National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration-funded community-science heat mapping campaign in NYC.

Primary Recipient Awards

Liv Yoon – Catalyst Collaboration Fund 2022

Co-PI: Erica Bennett

A Community-based, Inter- and Trans-disciplinary Approach to Indoor Heat and Air Pollution