Dan Shugar

Daniel Shugar


Director, Environmental Science Program

Faculty of Science , Environmental Science Program

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Educational Background

PhD Earth Sciences, Simon Fraser University, 2011

MSc Physical Geography, University of Guelph, 2005

BSc Hons Physical Geography, Carleton University, 2003


Areas of Research


I am a geomorphologist who studies rapid geologic change in high altitude and high latitude environments. Most of my work involves climate change impacts in glacial environments.


Course number Course title Semester
GLGY 701 Advanced Independent Study Fall
GLGY 703 Readings in Geology Fall


  • The glaciological response of Black Rapids Glacier to the Denali earthquake rock avalanches. Capps; J J Clague; DH; D; B Rabus; Daniel Shugar. (2019)
  • The stability of dense hyperpycnal flows: Kluane Lake, Yukon Territory, Canada. D. H.; Hizzett; J.; J. Clague; R. A. Kostaschuk; Daniel Shugar; J. L. Best; Parsons. (2019)
  • Investigation of a slowly deforming, glacially debuttressed rock slope in the Alaska Range using InSAR, LiDAR and 2D numerical modeling. S. Newman; Daniel Shugar; Clague; J. J.; B. T. Rabus; H., D.. (2019)
  • Timing of the northwest coast ice gates: glacier extent and relative sea level on the Gulf of Alaska margin. Daniel Shugar; D. H.; Streveler; D. M. Mann; P., Gregory; B. Gaglioti. (2019)

In the News

  • "Artists and geoscientists talk about ice and climate change at next UPS Art-Sci Salon". The News Tribune. (2016)