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Micheal Vonn is CEO of PHS Community Services Society, previously known as the Portland Hotel Society.For fifteen years, Micheal was the Policy Director of the BC Civil Liberties Association. As an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in the Faculty of Law and in the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies, she taught civil liberties and information ethics.Through her work in HIV/AIDS, Micheal has been granted both an AccolAIDS Award and a Red Ribbon Award. She was also the recipient of the 2015 Keith Sacré Library Champion Award for support, guidance and assistance given to the BC library community. Resources: PHS Community Services Society: https://www.phs.ca/about/Pigeon Park Savings: https://www.phs.ca/our-services/pigeon-park-savings/BC Civil Liberties: https://bccla.org/AIDS Vancouver: https://www.aidsvancouver.org/
Date created: 2022-04-12
Grace Nosek is the Founder and Student Director of the UBC Climate Hub, a unique entity combining significant financial and administrative support from the university, with a governance structure that allows student staff and volunteers to shape priorities for the Hub — and collaborate with stakeholders from across the university and beyond. Grace has published several academic articles on law and narrative; is the author of a hopeful young adult climate fantasy series, the Ava of the Gaia trilogy; and is the host of a climate storytelling podcast, Planet Potluck. She's given dozens of talks on climate narratives and storytelling, and writes and speaks about the topic whenever she can. She is also the Executive Producer of Climate Comeback, a short film harnessing the power of sports to bring people together around tangible climate action. Grace is currently pursuing her PhD in law at the University of British Columbia, studying how to use law to protect climate change science from manufactured doubt. She is fascinated by the intersection of law and story, and focuses her research on how law can tell better stories in the pursuit of environmental and social justice. She holds a B.A. from Rice University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an LL.M from the University of British Columbia. Grace's research has been supported by a Fulbright Canada fellowship, a Harvard Knox Memorial Traveling Fellowship, and a British Columbia Law Foundation fellowship, among others.
Date created: 2021-06-15
Eugene Kung (he/him/his) is a staff lawyer with West Coast Environmental Law (WCEL), working on Tar Sands, Pipelines and Tankers, as well as with RELAW. He is committed to human rights, social justice and environmental justice and has been working to stop the Kinder Morgan TransMountain expansion project.Eugene was born and raised in Burnaby BC, holds a BA from UBC (2001) and JD from Dalhousie (2006) and was called to the BC Bar in 2008. Prior to joining WCEL, Eugene was a staff lawyer with the BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre (BCPIAC) where he had a social justice law practice in the areas of Constitutional, Human Rights, Administrative, Anti-Poverty and Regulatory law. He has represented low and fixed-income ratepayers before the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC); low-income tenants of slumlords; Treeplanters and Temporary Foreign Workers before the BC Human Rights Tribunal; and families of deceased farmworkers at a coroner's inquest.In 2010, Eugene worked with the Legal Resources Centre in Durban, South Africa on Constitutional law cases involving access to housing, water, education and a healthy environment.Resources:— "The Time of the Lone Wolf is Over" by Eugene Kung: www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/defaul…124_Kung.pdf— Eugene's writings for Policy Options: policyoptions.irpp.org/authors/eugene-kung/— West Coast Environmental Law: wcel.org/— BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre: bcpiac.com/— Climate Justice Webinar Series: "Just Is"≠ Justice: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr5-J6H0rl0— 2018 Tsleil-Waututh v. Canada case brief: www.dgwlaw.ca/case-brief-tsleil-…eral-2018-fca-153/— "Tim Hortons Workers File Double-Double BC Rights Complaint": www.huffpost.com/archive/ca/entry…-creek_n_2104706— "BC Refuses Calls to Compensate African Tree-planters": thetyee.ca/News/2014/06/05/BC-…anter-Compensation/— Read the Trans Mountain Assessment Report by the Tsleil-Waututh Nation: twnsacredtrust.ca/assessment-report-download/
Date created: 2021-09-21