PROFESSOR STEPAN WOOD
Canada Research Chair in Law, Society and Sustainability
Professor Wood obtained his LLB from Osgoode Hall, after which he served as a law clerk to the late Justice John Sopinka of the Supreme Court of Canada and practised law with White & Case in New York. He holds an SJD from Harvard Law School.
Prior to joining the Allard School of Law in 2017, Professor Wood was Professor and York Research Chair in Environmental Law and Justice at Osgoode Hall Law School, where he was also Editor-in-Chief of the Osgoode Hall Law Journal, Coordinator of the York University JD/Master in Environmental Studies joint program, and founding co-director of Osgoode’s Environmental Justice and Sustainability Clinical Program. Professor Wood is founding co-chair of the Willms & Shier Environmental Law Moot.
Avery is a second-year law student. Prior to attending UBC, she studied at Western University, where she obtained a BA in International Relations and an HBA from Ivey Business School.
She is interested in the intersection between law, environmental regulations, and corporate accountability for environmental and human rights violation.