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Vol 13, 2019 Feb

Research-a-thon 2019: Getting Current with the Current
Weather didn’t stop the 30+ volunteer law students who dove into a full day of researching two streams of law for Research-a-thon 2019: Colonial and Indigenous.
ELC Associates assess BC's new Environmental Assessment Act
Environmental assessments will be different and much better under BC’s new Environmental Assessment Act (EA Act), according to lawyer and ELC Fellow Karen Campbell. Click to listen to Karen’s assessment.
ELC SPOTLIGHT
ELC Co-op Student Emilie Benoit
Environmental wins don't always happen quickly, but thanks to ELC Co-op student Emilie Benoit, there is one more recent example to celebrate.
SPECIAL EVENT
Stand for Water March 13
On March 13, the ELC will partner with FNWARM (First Nations Women Advocating for Responsible Mining) and Amnesty International to sponsor a special Stand For Water event in Victoria at UVic’s First Peoples House.

The event is free, but please register through Eventbrite so we can plan for seating and refreshments.
UPDATES AND SHOUT OUTS:
MANY THANKS to Vancouver alumni for ONCE AGAIN coming out in the snow on Feb 11 for our alumni reception. We promise next time we’ll come in April (but we’re not so bold as to promise no snow). For a taste of what you missed, below is a fun snippet of Calvin squeezing extra speech time. (Apologies for the sound quality)

HOLD THE DATE VICTORIA ALUMNI: MAY 16! We're planning an event for you on May 16, 2019. Details to follow soon! (I think I can promise no snow for this one.)
Feb 11.19 ELC Alumni Reception
CONGRATULATIONS  to to ELC Executive Director Deborah Curran for the publication of Out There Learning: Critical Reflections of Off-Campus Study Programs. The official launch is March 7 at Legacy Art Gallery (7-10pm).
UPDATE ON MARINE PLASTIC POLLUTION: ELC Legal Director Calvin Sandborn is presenting our work on marine plastics pollution at the University of Oregon March 1. Stay tuned for new developments on that topic in the very near future. In the meantime, we thought you’d like to know that NDP MP Nathan Cullen tabled the Zero-Waste Packaging Act Feb 20. The Act would require that all consumer product packaging is either recyclable or compostable.
CONGRATULATIONS to our colleagues at Ecojustice for their Federal Court win in their fight to protect wild salmon
CONGRATULATIONS to Christopher Harvey, QC and the Nicola Valley Fish and Game Club for their December win in the Douglas Lake Cattle Ranch case
BIG WARM WELCOME to Co-op student Emilie Benoit, who will be with us for the Spring term (and who is featured in our Spotlight).
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