David R. Boyd is an environmental lawyer, a Senior Associate with
Chair of Environmental Law and Policy at the University of Victoria
and an Adjunct Professor with Simon Fraser Universitys School
of Resource and Environmental Management.
the Eco-Research Chair
Established in 1995, the Eco-Research Chair of Environmental Law
and Policy at the University of Victoria seeks to identify the underlying
legal, economic and social causes of ecological decline, and develop
sustainable alternatives to current policies, practices and institutional
arrangements. The Chair encourages a trans-disciplinary approach
to research, and a strategy of public education, legal and policy
interventions. The Chair provides opportunities for graduate study
in the natural, social and health sciences and in law.
Chair receives financial support for its activities from: the Eco-Research
Secretariat (Ottawa); the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia;
the Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks (B.C.); the Notary
Foundation of British Columbia; and the University of Victoria.
This report was produced with the financial support of the Walter
and Duncan Gordon Foundation and the Endswell Foundation.
The author would like to thank Dr. Amir Attaran, Mike Magee, Ben
Parfitt, Margot Venton and Dr. Scott Wallace for their comments
on this report. Thanks also to Brad Hornick, whose work in designing
and producing the report and website was essential.
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