Born in Rimouski, along the shores of the St-Lawrence River, Rachel studied literature at the local CEGEP, in a pre-university degree. She then decided quite impulsively to go in law and completed her degree at Laval University. Wanting to learn more about environmental law, she is now doing a LLM at the University of Ottawa, farther still from the estuary of the St-Lawrence River where she grew up. Her current research looks at the interpretation of powers of municipalities in relation to the environment. In the future, she hopes to do research on the topic of biodiversity protection in Canada.
Born in Ottawa, Tyler completed joint political science and Juris Doctor degrees at the University of Ottawa in French. Tyler’s research is focused on using the intersection between public law and human rights and critically applying it to certain social justice causes, notably environmental justice. In particular, Tyler’s research is focused on the use of constitutional rights to protect against environmental injustice as well as the distributional impacts of carbon pricing. In the near future, Tyler will be joining a top ranked Indigenous law firm and will be clerking at the Federal Court. He is grateful for Professor Chalifour’s mentorship, the opportunity to contribute to a cause he is passionate about, and is hoping to continue working towards a more environmentally just society for years to come.