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National Call to Action Nov 23 - 29!

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Cozy up with enviro law resources this season

 

Virtual campfires for the coming winter months November 2020 | Legal e-Brief FacebookTwitterYouTube InstagramWCEL logoDonate today

Dear Paov,

With a new BC government elected, an all-consuming American election (mostly) behind us and a coronavirus vaccine on the distant horizon, it’s time to take a breath and refocus our energy for the season ahead. Despite keeping our distance during this challenging second wave, we’re feeling more connected than ever with our supporters, readers, donors and allies through our latest projects and webinars.

From climate law webinars to new coastal reports and dialogues on Indigenous-led conservation, there’s been a lot going on. Don’t worry if you’ve been too busy to catch it all. You can always catch up later – our recordings and other resources will be there whenever you need them.

Unravelling the colonial thread: a look at the lobster fishery dispute in Mi’kma’ki Hand holding lobsterIndigenous nations have stewarded their own territories for millennia, but the colonial narrative has engrained racist assumptions in Canada’s laws and society – like the assumption that Indigenous peoples can’t sustainably manage fisheries.

Staff Lawyers Rayanna Seymour-Hourie & Deborah Carlson take a look at the Mi’kmaw fisheries dispute, questioning who has the authority to govern Indigenous livelihood activities, and highlighting new alliances that are forming with the shared goal of untying harmful colonial laws.
16 fair questions for Trans Mountain’s AGM: an economic updateMoney tornado around a pipelineThe economic case for the Trans Mountain pipeline (TMX) is getting slimmer and slimmer. And astonishingly, updated financial info regarding TMX is less available to the public, now that the project is publicly owned.

Ahead of the Canada Development Investment Corp (CDEV) AGM this week, Eugene Kung asked 16 fair questions about the rising costs and taxpayer risks that come with pipeline expansion in a rapidly shrinking oil market and a warming world.
Policy and Planning for Coastal Ecosystems in British Columbia through a Blue Carbon Lenswoman walking in a field on coastWe are thrilled to share a timely new report by Staff Lawyer Deborah Carlson, exploring the fascinating world of “blue carbon” – the carbon stored in coastal ecosystems.

From coastal restoration to living dikes and blue-green algae, this science-meets-policy discussion paper highlights the opportunities for BC to apply nature-based solutions to fight and adapt to climate change.
Webinar: Coastal & Ocean Protection Law in BCtext on blue background that reads: Webinar Coastal & Ocean Protection Law in BCAre you curious about the complex web of laws & regulations governing the BC coast? Concerned about the health of your local shoreline? On December 3rd, join our lawyers for a deep dive into the world of ocean law.

The webinar will introduce findings from our forthcoming Guide to Coastal and Ocean Protection Law in BC, which covers the wide array of legal tools available to Indigenous, federal, provincial and local governments. Register now.
Holiday workplace giving: A great way to support environmental protection during COVID-19Computer and thought bubble with heart

Working together to raise money for charities is one of the ways we, as colleagues, can give back to our communities.

Read our ideas to help you and your workplace get into the spirit of giving this holiday season, and see how you can support our work at West Coast.

2021 Summer Law Student applications are open!Text that says Hey Law students! Looking for hands-on experience in environmental law?

Are you a law student looking for hands-on experience in environmental law?

We're currently accepting applications for summer 2021 law student placements.

Read more and apply by January 8th, 2021

ONGOING WEBINAR SERIES:

Climate Accountability Litigation by Governments Against Fossil Fuel Companies

Fossil fuel companies should (and can!) be held legally responsible for their contribution to climate change. If you’re curious about how these lawsuits might work, check out our ongoing webinar series with BC law schools.


Sign up now for the final webinar Nov. 23 – and view past webinar recordings here.


Conservation Through Reconciliation Virtual Campfire Series

Tomorrow (Nov. 19), we’re continuing as co-hosts of the Virtual Campfire Series for a conversation about Thaidene Nëné; an award-winning Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area. Join us to learn how this IPCA and others like it are transforming the legal landscape across the country, and around the world.

If you missed the earlier webinars in this series, you can find the recordings here.

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[Sjsall] invitation and spread the word

 

Dear Friends of SJS,

Three upcoming workshops on sustainability.

 

Come and join us to a series of talks with the Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability and the GSS that will be held over zoom. More information will be provided as it becomes available. 

Interested students can register by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  

Here it's the zoom link for your talk with the Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability at UVic.   

https://uvic.zoom.us/j/87291886237?pwd=U2RpaHdvc0pSejMzcG5DN3BlTFJkUT09

(please, see the attachments with dates) 

 

We are hosting the first one tomorrow, November 18. 

Here, are the speakers' bio, 

Bio - Jess Barton 

Jess is a community organizer, Iye Creative co-founder, and entrepreneur born in BC, Canada. For the past 7 years, Jess has been involved in various anthropological and archaeological research projects that favour long-term and respectful relationship building with First Nation communities.  

As a community builder, she loves connecting with knowledge keepers and creating alternatives based on global ancestral practices to solve local, and modern unbalances. 

Aside from Iye Creative, she works at the Indigenous Mentorship Network of the Pacific Northwest (IMN-PN) as a Network Coordinator. 

 

Bio - Ariel Reyes Antuan 

Ariel is a community connector, Iye Creative co-founder, and entrepreneur born in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. Ariel for the past 10 years has been involved in coordinating at the highest level, optimizing, and managing various community projects and grassroots initiatives that favour long-term, reciprocal and respectful relationship building for communities in Cuba and what’s currently Canada. 

As an Afrocuban in the diaspora, Ariel has worked in culturally diverse environments, cities, and countries developing initiatives. He deeply understands community issues and how important it is to develop holistic and strategic community-based partnerships in order to plan around the needs of disenfranchised groups to provide them with tools that empower their own liberation.

 

 

Margo L. Matwychuk, PhD

Director, Social Justice Studies

University of Victoria

Territories of the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSANEC Peoples

PO Box 1700 STN CSC

Victoria BC V8W 2Y2

Office: Cornett B210

 

We acknowledge and respect the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples on whose unceded territory the university stands and whose relationships with the land continue to this day.

Upcoming Webinar: Coastal & Ocean Protection Law in BC

 

Learn about laws to protect the coast and ocean

Dear Paov,

This month, join West Coast’s lawyers for a deep dive into the world of ocean law in BC.


We are hosting a free, public webinar on Thursday, December 3rd at 1:00 pm PST – introducing some of the key laws for protecting the coast and ocean.


During the webinar, we’ll discuss the findings from our forthcoming Guide to Coastal and Ocean Protection Law in BC, a comprehensive resource that covers the wide array of legal tools available to Indigenous, federal, provincial and local governments. The 1-hr webinar will include a Q&A session to answer your ocean law questions.
REGISTER NOW

  • Are you concerned about the health of your local shoreline, and wondering what your government(s) can do to help?
  • Curious about the complex web of laws, policies and regulations governing the BC coast and ocean?
  • Interested in learning how different authorities and jurisdictions can work together?

We’re excited to discuss questions like these during our upcoming webinar, and we hope you’ll join us!


Sincerely,

Stephanie Hewson, Michael Bissonnette, Georgia Lloyd-Smith & Deborah Carlson

PS. If you’d like to receive updates about marine laws, policies and other new developments that impact the seas, be sure to sign up for our quarterly ocean law newsletter – The Law Aquatic

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Remembering Peace - November 11


Remembering Peace10:45am November 11, 202At the Spirit of the Republic Memorial on Menzies and Belleville Streets Hear the voices and stories of citizens who've seen war, survived it or have relations who've been there. Hear messages of peace reflected in the White Poppies we wear on our lapels.Your voice can be heard, also. This is an open microphone event.
You are invited to join us.
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Reminder: BCHC Annual General Meeting - November 16 2020

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REMINDER OF 2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

NOVEMBER 16, 2020 @ 12:00 PM

Paov,

This is a friendly reminder that the BC Health Coalition is hosting our 2020 Annual General Meeting over Zoom on November 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm. As a member, this is your opportunity to learn about the work we have been doing over the past year to protect universal public health care.

Please click on the button below to register for the AGM by Monday, November 9.

Register Here

We encourage you to bring your lunch for a “Lunch & Learn” session on mental health and harm reduction, featuring Jonathan Morris, CEO of the Canadian Mental Health Association, as well as peer educators from Pivot Legal Society.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the AGM. Please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.


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[evoz] Thurs Nov 5 Noon - WHITE POPPIES FOR PEACE at WOMEN in BLACK Vigil

WHITE POPPIES FOR PEACE at WOMEN in BLACK Vigil

All are welcome to join this annual vigil Nov. 5 Thursday NOON to 1 pm

Beside City Hall on Douglas St. (on north side under walkway if it is raining) on edge of Centennial Sq.

We will be giving away White Poppies - you are welcome to come down and get them & stand with us for all or part of the hour. We will socially distance and provide masks and sanitizer.

If you are unable to come and would like poppies, please call me at 250 595-7519 to arrange pickup.

In peace, Terry


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[evoz] coffee

A batch of Nicaragua freshly roasted coffee is available for purchaseat $15 per lb. bag. Going fast.
For purchase and pick-up, phone Allen at 250 384-0477.

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[Sjsall] sessional teaching in Gender Studies

Dear SJS Faculty and Friends,

The Department of Gender Studies at the University of Victoria invites applications for a sessional position teaching GNDR 100 for the Jan-April 2021 term. Application deadline is Monday, Nov. 2nd. For more details, please click on the link below:

https://www.uvic.ca/humanities/gender/home/news/current/news-titlethe-department-of-gender-studies-at-the-university-of-victoria-seeks-sessional-instructors-for-january-april-2021-term.php

Margo L. Matwychuk, PhD

Director, Social Justice Studies

c/o Dept of Anthropology

University of Victoria

PO Box 1700, STN CSC

Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2

Office: Cornett B210

PH: (250) 721-6283

FAX: (250) 721-6215

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

http://web.uvic.ca/socialjustice/

We acknowledge and respect the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples on whose unceded territory the university stands and whose relationships with the land continue to this day.

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