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Environmental Law Centre, University of Victoria

The Environmental Law Centre Society provides research and advocacy on public interest environmental issues. Operating under the supervision of a senior environmental lawyer, our students provide pro bono legal representation and legal assistance to community/conservation groups and First Nations; produce citizen handbooks and other public legal education materials; and advocate on a wide range of environmental law reform issues.

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This report, written for the Victoria Fire Fighters Association, is about improving flame retardant regulations in Canada.
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This timeline was developed to show how colonial laws related to mining in BC have evolved –or stayed the same– across 160 years of history.
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This report documents federal government actions that subsidize the fossil fuel industry and enable greenhouse gas emissions.
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This report prepared for the British Columbia Sustainable Energy Association provides an overview of British Columbia’s municipal jurisdiction to achieve 100% renewable energy commitments.
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This report prepared for Sierra Club BC provides recommendations for implementing solutions from the Great Bear Rainforest Agreements in order to ensure British Columbians can continue to rely on their forests for ...
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This follow-up report prepared for the Veins of Life Watershed Society examines rainwater management in the Capital Regional District.
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This report prepared for the Okanagan Basin Water Board examines ow watershed management entities are enabled, the source of their powers and funding, and the legal mechanisms that actually make them happen.
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This report prepared for Wildsight outlines BC's Private Managed Forest Land Act, offers examples of how current practices on private managed forest land is causing harm to communities across BC, and proposes eight ...
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Report prepared for Raincoast Conservation providing law reform recommendations to manage human conflict with wildlife in British Columbia.
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Report prepared for Kids for a Plastic Free Canada providing law reform recommendations to regulate single-use plastics in British Columbia.
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