Teaching approach

My teaching philosophy and practice have been shaped by my prior work experience as an adult educator with Community Legal Education Association, and by my research program, which focuses on education and learning in the context of resource and environmental management. My philosophy and practice are informed by transformative learning theory, and guided by critical pedagogy and critical environmental education. The works of Paolo Freire, Jack Mezirow, and David Orr were formative influences.

2022-23 schedule

ENV-3035 Law and the Environment, Fall, Mon and Wed, 14:30-15:45
This course provides an introduction to Canadian environmental law, including common law and statutory regimes. Topics include endangered species, air, water and waste management, toxic pollutants, contaminated land, resource development, the division of constitutional powers, regulatory approaches, environmental assessment, monitoring and enforcement, and environmental torts. The socio-economic, political, and scientific backgrounds of environmental problems are also considered. Current Canadian examples are used to illustrate the concepts, problems and solutions discussed.