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Dr. Deborah Curran

University of Victoria
Environmental Law and Sustainability

Deborah Curran is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law and School of Environmental Studies, and Executive Director of the Environmental Law Centre at the University of Victoria. Deborah’s work focuses on governance – how we make decisions about the environment and who has authority (or thinks they do) to make those decisions. As you might imagine, this work always involves examining Indigenous authority within the Canadian state, environmental baselines, and how law messes up ecological health. Deborah also teaching the only ongoing, interdisciplinary field course in law in Canada, and currently does so in Nuu-chah-nulth territory at the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre with the support of the Huu-ay-aht First Nation.