Brett Favaro (Ph.D, R.P.Bio) is a conservation scientist, with experience in fisheries and oceans, sustainable development, and climate advocacy. Brett has a 13-year career in science, and has published scientific literature on fisheries conservation and environmental policy.
Brett has a strong history of policy work on Canadian environmental issues. He has testified before House and Senate committees on fisheries and oceans, climate change, and sustainable development, and was the Newfoundland and Labrador representative to the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy’s advisory council from 2016-2020.
He is an experienced communicator and public speaker, and is the author of 2017’s The Carbon Code: How You Can Become a Climate Change Hero (JHU Press). Brett has contributed to more than 100 media pieces including print, radio, podcast, and TV.
Brett has extensive organizational experience. In Newfoundland and Labrador, he served as the academic director of the fisheries science graduate programs at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland, where he taught statistics and science communication to Masters and Ph.D students in fisheries. He was the local chair of the fourth International Marine Conservation Congress in St. John’s in 2016, and was an organizer of DecarbonizeNL in 2019, which was a conference focused on designing a post-carbon economy in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Brett is currently an adjunct professor of biology at Simon Fraser University, and is the Associate Dean of Natural Resources and the Environment at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.