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Nathalie Chalifour Associate Professor, Centre for Environmental Law and Global Sustainability Faculty of Law (Common Law), University of Ottawa Nathalie J. Chalifour is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa and Co-Director of the Centre for Environmental Law and Global Sustainability.  Her main area of research is environmental law and policy, with a focus the intersection between the environment, the economy, and social justice. Her publications address a variety of topics, including climate change, environmental justice, carbon taxation and the green economy, brownfields, sustainable agriculture, and environmental human rights. She has edited several books, including Energy, Governance and Sustainability, Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation, Vol. V, and The Canadian Brownfields Manual. She was recently Associate Director at the Institute of the Environment where she developed a policy-oriented, interdisciplinary Masters of Environmental Sustainability. She obtained her Doctorate of Law at Stanford University, and holds a Master in Juridical Sciences which she obtained as a Stanford Fellow and Fulbright Scholar.

Nathalie Chalifour
Associate Professor, Centre for Environmental Law and Global Sustainability
Faculty of Law (Common Law), University of Ottawa

Nathalie J. Chalifour is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa and Co-Director of the Centre for Environmental Law and Global Sustainability.  Her main area of research is environmental law and policy, with a focus the intersection between the environment, the economy, and social justice. Her publications address a variety of topics, including climate change, environmental justice, carbon taxation and the green economy, brownfields, sustainable agriculture, and environmental human rights. She has edited several books, including Energy, Governance and Sustainability, Critical Issues in Environmental Taxation, Vol. V, and The Canadian Brownfields Manual. She was recently Associate Director at the Institute of the Environment where she developed a policy-oriented, interdisciplinary Masters of Environmental Sustainability. She obtained her Doctorate of Law at Stanford University, and holds a Master in Juridical Sciences which she obtained as a Stanford Fellow and Fulbright Scholar.

Heather McLeod-Kilmurray Associate Professor, Centre for Environmental Law and Global Sustainability Faculty of Law (Common Law), University of Ottawa Heather McLeod-Kilmurray is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Environmental Law and Global Sustainability (CELGS) at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa.  Heather McLeod-Kilmurray was the founding Director of CELGS and is a past Director of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law. Her research deals with toxic torts,  environmental ethics and legal process, the Canadian oil sands, environmental justice, the relationship between science and courts, and food law including GMOs and Industrial Factory Farming. She is co-author of The Canadian Law of Toxic Torts (Canada Law Book) with Prof. Lynda Collins. She has co-edited several books in the IUCN Academy Environmental Law Series (Edward Elgar) such as Climate Law and Developing Countries (Edward Elgar) and Biodiversity and Climate Change. She teaches Environmental Law, Climate Change and Legal Change, Torts, Legal Writing, and Administrative Law. She is also a part-time member of the Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal.

Heather McLeod-Kilmurray
Associate Professor, Centre for Environmental Law and Global Sustainability
Faculty of Law (Common Law), University of Ottawa

Heather McLeod-Kilmurray is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Environmental Law and Global Sustainability (CELGS) at the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa.  Heather McLeod-Kilmurray was the founding Director of CELGS and is a past Director of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law. Her research deals with toxic torts,  environmental ethics and legal process, the Canadian oil sands, environmental justice, the relationship between science and courts, and food law including GMOs and Industrial Factory Farming. She is co-author of The Canadian Law of Toxic Torts (Canada Law Book) with Prof. Lynda Collins. She has co-edited several books in the IUCN Academy Environmental Law Series (Edward Elgar) such as Climate Law and Developing Countries (Edward Elgar) and Biodiversity and Climate Change. She teaches Environmental Law, Climate Change and Legal Change, Torts, Legal Writing, and Administrative Law. She is also a part-time member of the Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal.

Sophie Thériault Associate Professor, Centre for Environmental Law and Global Sustainability Faculty of Law (Civil Law), University of Ottawa Sophie Thériault est avocate et professeure agrégée à la Faculté de droit, Section de droit civil, de l’Université d’Ottawa. La professeure Thériault détient un doctorat en droit de l’Université Laval, pour lequel elle a obtenu une bourse de la Fondation Trudeau. Elle a été clerc auprès de l’Honorable juge LeBel à la Cour suprême du Canada. Ses travaux de recherche portent principalement sur les rapports entre les droits territoriaux des peuples autochtones et la sécurité alimentaire, sur l’obligation de consulter les peuples autochtones, en particulier dans le contexte de l’extraction des ressources naturelles, sur la justice environnementale et postcoloniale, ainsi que sur les liens entre la dégradation de l’environnement et les droits fondamentaux de la personne. Ses principaux champs d’enseignement sont le droit des peuples autochtones, le droit de l’environnement et le droit constitution

Sophie Thériault
Associate Professor, Centre for Environmental Law and Global Sustainability
Faculty of Law (Civil Law), University of Ottawa

Sophie Thériault est avocate et professeure agrégée à la Faculté de droit, Section de droit civil, de l’Université d’Ottawa. La professeure Thériault détient un doctorat en droit de l’Université Laval, pour lequel elle a obtenu une bourse de la Fondation Trudeau. Elle a été clerc auprès de l’Honorable juge LeBel à la Cour suprême du Canada. Ses travaux de recherche portent principalement sur les rapports entre les droits territoriaux des peuples autochtones et la sécurité alimentaire, sur l’obligation de consulter les peuples autochtones, en particulier dans le contexte de l’extraction des ressources naturelles, sur la justice environnementale et postcoloniale, ainsi que sur les liens entre la dégradation de l’environnement et les droits fondamentaux de la personne. Ses principaux champs d’enseignement sont le droit des peuples autochtones, le droit de l’environnement et le droit constitution

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