Publications et al

Peer Reviewed/Avec comité de lecture

To the Anthropocene and Beyond: The Responsibility of Law in Decimating and Protecting Marine Life” (2020) 11:1-2 Transnational Legal Theory 180

Farming the Sea, a False Solution to a Real Problem: Critical Reflections on Canada’s Aquaculture Regulations” (2019) 50:1 Ottawa Law Review 29 [with Angela Lee]

Precaution, Sub-delegation and Aquaculture Regulation: Morton v Canada (Fisheries and Oceans)” (2015) 28:1 Journal of Environmental Law & Practice 125

Non-peer Reviewed/Sans comité de lecture

Canadian Environmental Assessments Reform – A Glimpse at Regressive Reforms in Canadian Environmental Law” (2015) 6 IUCNAEL EJournal 155

Développement Législatif Récent au Québec Concernant les Milieux Humides” (2013) 4 IUCNAEL EJournal 89

Victims of Environmental Crimes – Mapping the Issues (Vancouver: The International Center for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy, 2011) [collaborator, with Eileen Skinnider (main author), and Chilenye Nwapi (collaborator)]

International Law Relevant to the Conservation and Management of the Fraser River Sockeye Salmon, Policy and Practice Reports (Vancouver: Cohen Commission of Inquiry, 2010) [under the direction of Lara Tessaro]

Engagement with First Nations, Métis and Inuit Groups with Regard to Consultation and Accommodation: Research Report, Report prepared for the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, March 2009 [with Alexandre Clément]

Draft Framework for a Consultation Protocol, Report prepared for the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, March 2009 [with Alexandre Clément]


Conservation for Exploitation: The Constitutive Power of Growth in Global Marine Fisheries Law, PhD, University of Ottawa, in progress

The Sustainability of Biofuels: A Principled Lifecycle Assessment of the 2009 European Union Renewable Energy Directive and Its Framework, LL.M., University of British Columbia, 2016

Work in Progress/Textes en cours

“Strange Bedfellows: The Contribution of Queer Ecology to the Study of (Environmental) Law” (submitted)

“A regime lost at sea: critical reflections on the past and the future of UNCLOS and marine biodiversity protection” (draft chapter for a book project by Froukje Maria Platjouw & Alla Pozdnakova)

“Science-Fiction at Sea: Critical Reflections on the Intersection of Science and Technology, International Law, and Marine Biodiversity” (working paper)

“‘A Public Purpose of Superordinate Importance’: Moulding Judicial Review to Ensure the Faithful Execution of Environmental Laws” (working paper)  

“Actions Are Better than Words: Access to Justice Obstacles for Gender Minorities” (in progress)

Opinion Pieces/Textes d’opinion

An Open Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and all Members of Parliament Regarding the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion, 25 August 2018 [with Ryan Beaton, Christopher Campbell-Duruflé, Marie-Soleil L’Allier, Sarah Mason-Case, Grace Nosek, Catherine Potvin, Stéphanie Roy and Cate Sandilands]


“Inter-Species Relationships in the Anthropocene: Responsibility, Law and Geological Agency”, 2020 Canadian Animal Law Conference: The place of nonhuman animals in our shared world, University of Toronto (online) 12 September 2020

Emergence Webinar: Environment, Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation (online) 4 June 2020 [with Stéphanie Roy and Laure Waridel]

“These aren’t the Sustainable Development Goals you’re looking for: Queering Sustainable Development Law”, 2020 Feminist Legal Studies Queen’s Conference: Gender, Equalities, Knowledges, Lands and Sustain/abilities, Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario, Canada) 7 March 2020

“You can’t eat your fish and have it too: The Regulatory and Policy Legitimisation of the Aquaculture Industry”, 4th Annual Canadian Food Law and Policy Conference: From Microbes to Multinationals: The Many Scales of Food Law and Policy, University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) 9 November 2019

“A Regime Lost at Sea: Critical Reflections on the Past and Future of UNCLOS and Marine Biodiversity Protection”, The Rule of Law for Oceans, University of Oslo (Oslo, Norway) 4 November 2019

“A Fishy Relationship: The Othering of Fish by Law in Canada”, 2019 Canadian Animal Law Conference: Learning from the past, looking to the future, Dalhousie University (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) 5 October 2019

“Practicing One’s Beliefs: A Case Study of Individual Implementation of Experiential and Indigenous Components in Law Courses”, 2019 Canadian Association of Law Teachers Conference, University of British Columbia (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) 6 June 2019

“Access Denied: Gender Minorities and Access to Justice”, Canadian Law and Society Association Annual Conference, University of British Columbia (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada) 4 June 2019

“Inaccessible Dignity: Access to Justice Obstacles for Gender Minorities in Canada”, Law and Society Association 2019 Annual Meeting: Dignity (Washington, DC, United States) 1 June 2019

“The Allure and Danger of the Siren’s Chant: Critical Reflections on the Intersection of Science and Technology, International Law, and Marine Biodiversity”, Inaugural Edinburgh-Glasgow International Law Workshop, University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom) 10 April 2019

“The Road to Environmental Degradation Is Paved with Good Intentions: Curial Deference and the Judicial Review of Environmental Decisions in Canada”, 9th Colloquium on Environmental Scholarship, Vermont Law School (South Royalton, Vermont, United States) 23 September 2018

“Science-Fiction at Sea: A Critical Overview of the Role of Science and Technology within International Fisheries Law”, 16th IUCNAEL Colloquium: The Transformation of Environmental Law and Governance: Innovation, Risk and Resilience, University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom) 4 July 2018

“Queering Environmental Law: The Application of Queer Ecology to Legal Scholarship”, 2018 Feminist Legal Studies Queen’s Conference: (Re)Production: Inequalities of Gender, Racialization, and Class, Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario, Canada) 3 March 2018

“The international fisheries regime and the failure of international law to halt the decline of fish stocks”, Saving our Oceans: Are sustainable fisheries enough?, University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) 21 November 2017

“Fishing for Dollars or Fishing for Food? Canada’s Potential for Reorienting Fisheries Law Towards Food Security”, 2nd Annual Canadian Food Law and Policy Conference: Taking Stock, University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), 4 November 2017

“The Failed Promise of UNCLOS’s Provisions on Marine Life Conservation: A Critical Environmental Law Approach”, 2017 Critical Legal Conference: Catastrophe, University of Warwick (Coventry, England, United Kingdom), 2 September 2017

“Farming the Sea, a False Solution to a Real Problem: Critical Reflections on Canada’s Aquaculture Regulation”, Natural Marine Resource Management in a Changing Climate, University of Tromsø, KG Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea (Tromsø, Norway), 14 June 2017 [with Angela Lee]

“Quand l’étrange, l’environnement et le droit se rencontrent : La contribution de l’écologie queer à l’étude du droit (de l’environnement)”, Congrès de l’ACFAS 2017, Colloque du Laboratoire pour la recherche critique en droit : Enjeux de la recherche en droit: Théorisation critique, Université McGill (Montréal, Québec, Canada), 12 mai 2017

“False Martyrs: The Clash Between the Rhetoric of Freedom and the Rights of Gender Minorities”, Osgoode Graduate Students’ Conference: Rights Right Now: Classic, Contemporary and Alternative Approaches, York University (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 23 February 2017

“Sustainability of Marine Life and UNCLOS: A Critical Perspective”, Environmental Law Speaker Series: What is Happening in Environmental Law? A Panel on Current Issues, University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), 15 February 2017

“Curial Deference in Canadian Environmental Law: In Search of a New Approach”, 14th IUCNAEL Colloquium: The Environment in Court, University of Oslo (Oslo, Norway), 22 June 2016

“The Life of a Directive: A Lifecycle Sustainability Assessment of the 2009 EU Renewable Energy Directive and its Framework”, 12th IUCNAEL Colloquium: Energy for a Fair Society on a Safe Planet, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona, Spain), 4 July 2014

“Constructing International Environmental Law: The Evolving Role of ENGOs”, 6th Annual Toronto Group Conference for the Study of International, Transnational and Comparative Law: Social Movements and the Law, University of Toronto (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 17 May 2013

“The Principle of Integration 20 Years After Rio: EU Environmental Governance and the Case of Biofuels”, 10th IUCNAEL Colloquium: Global Environmental Law at a Crossroad, University of Maryland (Baltimore, Maryland, United States), 4 July 2012

“Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing – The Other Kind of Piracy and the Pillaging of Our Oceans”, International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law 24th International Conference: Globalization of Crime: Criminal Justice Responses (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), 9 August 2011

“Of Life Cycle and Biofuel: Assessing the Sustainability of the 2009 EU Renewable Energy Directive”, IUCN Academy of Environmental Law: Designing Law and Policy for the Transition to Sustainable Energy: The Case of Biofuels, University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), 10 June 2011

“The Dream of Sustainability: Creating a New EU Legal Framework for Biofuels”, 16th Annual UBC Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Student Conference: Creative Law, University of British Columbia (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada), 13 May 2011

“Engagement with First Nations, Métis and Inuit Groups with Regard to Consultation and Accommodation”, presented to the Office of the Federal Interlocutor, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (Gatineau, Québec, Canada), 23 March 2009 [with Lynne Groulx]