Josh Travers

Masters Student
RES Graduate Program
The University of British Columbia



Josh is an MA student at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability (IRES) and is supervised by Professor Gunilla Öberg. His research focuses on the impact of a circular economy on risks related to plastics. His thesis involves understanding if the use of formal risk assessment to control exposure to toxicants in plastics is seen as an efficient tool to make recycling and reuse of plastics sufficiently safe.

Josh holds a Bachelor of Arts from Queen’s University with a major in Global Development and a minor in Environmental Studies. During his undergrad, Josh focused on the intersection of development and environmental issues, with a specific interest in how these issues are co-creating. Beyond research, Josh is an avid rock climber and spends most of his free time active outdoors.