Join BC Greens Leader and MLA Sonia Furstenau in a round table discussion with four amazing women who are revolutionizing the environmental movement here in BC.
Each panellist will share with us who and what helped them get to where they are today as well how various government policies have helped and or hindered the work they do.
An Environmental Lawyer: Deborah Curran, Executive Director of the Environmental Law Centre
Deborah has also spent the last 20 years working with local governments on sustainable communities and green bylaws. As an Associate Professor at the University of Victoria in the Faculty of Law and School of Environmental Studies (Faculty of Social Sciences), she teaches all types of land and water-related courses. Deborah's research is in the areas of environmental protection and collaborative management in water law, municipal sustainability, and how Indigenous law is shaping colonial law.
A Business & Tech Executive: Grace Quan CEO Hydrogen In Motion Inc. (H2M)
Grace has over 25 years of experience spanning a wealth of private and public sectors. Grace’s 10-year career in the federal government also includes working in foreign aid at the Canadian International Development Agency and in the Foreign Service (DFAIT). She also has a strong financial and strategic background as the Senior Advisor to the CFO of the Treasury Board of Canada. In 2018 Grace was recognized by BC Business magazine as one of the 50 Most Influential Women In STEM.
Christianne leads Georgia Strait Alliance’s government and media relations efforts, along with supporting GSA’s strategic campaigns and programs. She has a deep passion for social change and connecting with people across sectors to build a better future for our communities. She was a 2018 nominee for the YWCA Women of Distinction Award – Metro Vancouver (Environmental Sustainability) and a 2019 nominee for the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards (Social Change)
Nikki is a committed environmentalist who focuses in particular on ocean policy and ocean governance. She sits on the South Island Regional Economic Recovery Taskforce, is a Fellow of the Public Policy Forum and is Chair of the Mount Work Coalition. She is an adjunct assistant professor at UVic’s School of Public Administration and serves on a number of local and international Boards.