Associate Dean and Professor College of Law, University of Saskatchewan
Professor Marie-Ann Bowden BA Hons. (Mt Allison), LLB (Queens), LLM (Osgoode Hall) is a former Associate Dean and full professor at the College of Law, University of Saskatchewan, specializing in environmental law. She teaches Environmental Law and Indigenous Peoples Resource Management at the College and is jointly appointed to the newly established School of Environment and Sustainability where she teaches Legal Issues and the Environment to a group of multi-disciplinary graduate students. Her areas of interest and writing include EA and water law.
Professor Bowden is the co-editor of the Journal of environmental Law and Practice which keeps her in touch with legal practitioners and academics across the country. Most recently she completed a book entitled " A Legal Guide to Aboriginal Drinking Water: a prairie province perspective"(2010).
Partner, Miller Thomson LLP
Associate Professor of Law Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University
Professor Doelle, BSc (Chemistry), LLB (Dal), LLM (Osgoode Hall), JSD (Dal), is an Associate Professor at Dalhousie University/s Schulich School of Law, specializing in environmental law. He teaches Environmental Law, Climate Change Law, and Energy Law, and currently serves as the Associate Director of the Marine and Environmental Law Institute.
Professor Doelle has written on a variety of environmental law topics, including climate change, invasive species, environmental assessments, and public participation in environmental decision making. His most recent books are entitled Environmental Law: Cases and Materials (2009), The Federal Environmental Assessment Process, a Guide and Critique" (2008), and "From Hot Air to Action: Climate Change, Compliance and the Future of International Environmental Law" (2005).
Partner, Wickwire Holm
Sean graduated in 1995 from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Environmental Studies (B.E.S.) and from Dalhousie Law School in 1998 with his LLB and a Certificate of Specialization in Environmental Law. Sean is a Partner and Chair of the Environment, Energy & Resources practice group at Wickwire Holm in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Sean is Past-Chair of the CBA National Environmental Energy & Resources Law Section and the Nova Scotia Branch Section. He is the Past-Treasurer of the Clean Nova Scotia Foundation and Past-Chair of the Environment Committee of the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) Nova Scotia. He has lectured in the area of environmental law at various conferences and co-authors articles for the Environmental Policy & Law (EPAL) newsletter. Since 2000, he has lectured as an adjunct faculty member at Dalhousie Schulich School of Law and now teaches Business & Environmental Law. Sean received the inaugural Zoe Odei Young Lawyers’ Award from the CBA (Nova Scotia) in 2003, and one of three national ‘Outstanding Young Canadian’ Vanier Awards in September 2005 for Leadership and Community Service. Most recently Sean was recipient of the 2007 Dalhousie University ‘Outstanding Young Alumnus of the Year’ Award.
Associate Professor, Faculty of Law University of Ottawa
Dr. Heather McLeod-Kilmurray is an Associate Professor in the Environmental Law Group at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa. She is also Director of the University of Ottawa Centre for Environmental Law and Global Sustainability. Her research deals with environmental law, environmental ethics and legal process. She has written on GMOs, from the perspectives of both class action litigation and ecofeminism; the relationship between science and courts; the tort of Toxic Battery (with Prof. Lynda Collins); and is a co-editor of Climate Law and Developing Countries (Edward Elgar) with Professors LeBouthillier, Wood and Richardson. She teaches Environmental Law, Climate Change and Legal Change, Torts, Legal Writing, and Administrative Law.
Counsel, Canadian Environmental Law Association
Ramani Nadarajah is counsel with the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA). She holds an LL.B. (1987) and an LL.M. (2007) from Osgoode Hall Law School. Prior to joining CELA in 1994, Ramani was a prosecutor with the Ontario Ministry of Environment. She has appeared before the courts and administrative tribunals on cases involving contaminated sites, waste, air pollution, pesticides, water-takings and environmental land use planning. She was co-counsel for five hundred residents at both phases of the Walkerton Inquiry.
Ramani has served on federal and provincial government advisory bodies on a range of issues including environmental penalties, brownfields and modernizing environmental approvals. Ramani is a co-editor of Carswell’s Canadian Environmental Law Reports and has published articles in law journals on environmental law and policy issues, with a focus on regulatory compliance and enforcement.
Professor of Law & Executive Director, Environmental Law Centre Faculty of Law, University of Victoria
Chris Tollefson B.A. (Queen's) 1982, LL.B. (UVic) 1985, LL.M. (Osgoode Hall) 1993, called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1987.
Born in Saskatchewan and raised on the Prairies and Ontario, Professor Tollefson did his LLB at UVic and has spent most of his professional career on the West Coast. After law school he was a law clerk to Mr. Justice Lambert of the B.C. Court of Appeal before pursuing a litigation practice in Vancouver for several years that focussed on criminal defence and Charter litigation. A practicing member of the B.C. Bar, he has appeared as counsel on cases in the BC Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, and in the Supreme Court of Canada.
Since joining the UVic Law Faculty in 1991, Professor Tollefson's work has been published in Canadian , American and European law journals and periodicals. His book credits include Environmental Law: Cases and Materials (Carswell, 2009); Setting the Standard: Certification, Governance and the Forest Stewardship Council (UBC Press, 2008); cleanair.ca: a citizen's action guide (2000); and The Wealth of Forests: Markets, Regulation and Sustainable Forestry (1998). His current research interests include citizen engagement on trade and environmental issues, the nexus between indigenous rights and environmental protection, water pollution and coastal zone management issues, and forest certification.
Professor Tollefson is a co-founder of the UVic Environmental Law Centre and is its founding Executive Director, a position in which he has served pro bono from 1996 to date. His duties include overseeing operations of the UVic Law's nationally acclaimed public interest environmental law clinical program.
He was a member of Canada 's National Advisory Committee under the NAFTA environmental side agreement (2001-2006), sat on the the Academic Advisory Committee to the Deputy Minister of International Trade (2002-2004) and has chaired the B.C. Community Forests Advisory Committee (2005-2007). Currently, he is a fellow of LEAD Int'l. (Leadership through Environment and Development); he is also a Director of the Ecojustice Legal Defence Fund having served as its Chair and President from 1997-2001. He was promoted to Full Professor in 2007.