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Dr. Deborah Curran

University of Victoria
Environmental Law and Sustainability

After an undergraduate degree in environmental studies and science, I pursued legal studies as a way to approach and provide a framework for environmental protection. My work as an Associate Professor at the University of Victoria in the School of Environmental Studies and Faculty of Law (joint appointment) allows me to assist students, community organizations and First Nations with complex environmental governance challenges. My work is in the areas of land and water law, with a particular focus on environmental protection and collaborative management in water law, municipal sustainability (including healthy foodscapes), and how Indigenous law is shaping colonial law. As the Executive Director of the Environmental Law Centre I have the opportunity to work with students on environmental law projects for community organizations and First Nations across British Columbia.