Jeanette Ageson - Communications and Development Manager
Jeanette joined West Coast in 2010. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Simon Fraser University, and is proud to work for an organization which looks after the long-term health of her home province.
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Deborah Carlson - Staff Counsel
Deborah is responsible for our Green Communities program. She’s committed to working collaboratively with communities in BC to develop legal tools and law reform proposals that support healthy, low-impact urban areas with vibrant connections to the natural environment, and strong citizen engagement.
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Jessica Clogg - Executive Director and Senior Counsel
Jessica Clogg is West Coast’s Executive Director and Senior Counsel and heads up our work on Aboriginal and natural resource law. Jessica first joined West Coast in 1995 as a student, and also served as a board member before becoming staff counsel in 1999. Jessica has said that she does the work she does “because she loves the land, and because she believes in justice.”
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Barbara Everdene - Project Manager - Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund
Barb is the Project Manager for the Environmental Dispute Resolution Fund. Barb works with individuals, communities and environmental groups to develop legal strategies to protect the environment in BC.
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Andrew Gage - Staff Counsel and EDRF Liaison Lawyer
Andrew oversees the Environmental Legal Aid Program and writes the Environmental Law Alert blog. He enjoys playing the violin, gardening and sailing.
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Ceciline Goh - Office Administrator
Ceciline is the Office Administrator at West Coast Environmental Law. She is in charge of the organization’s bookkeeping and general administration. As West Coast’s longest serving employee Ceciline is also, unofficially, the organization’s Memory Keeper.
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Lucy Hough - Director of Development
Lucy was thrilled to join the team at West Coast in 2008 as Director of Development as she aligns closely with West Coast’s vision that environmental protection must be enshrined in law. Lucy is inspired by the supporters of West Coast and honoured to help them take action on their own passion for the environment and to make the world a better place through philanthropy.
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Anna Johnston - Staff Counsel
Anna’s work at West Coast focuses on developing and advancing law reform proposals and practical solutions related to environmental assessment law and federal environmental law rollbacks.
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Eugene Kung - Staff Counsel
Eugene joined West Coast Environmental Law in 2014 as part of the Aboriginal and Natural Resources Law team to work on Tar Sands, Tankers and Pipelines. He is passionate about human rights, social justice and environmental justice and strives to use the law as a tool for social change.
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Gavin Smith - Staff Counsel
Gavin is a part of West Coast’s Aboriginal and natural resources law team. He is passionate about pushing for reform of the systems of environmental governance in British Columbia and Canada in order to manage our shared environmental heritage in a way that truly evaluates and responds to the cumulative effects of human development and accounts for the crucial role of Indigenous governance in that process.
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Ashley Webster - Communications Assistant and Database Manager
Ashley is an enthusiastic generalist, always learning and always trying to see problems from many sides in an effort to help people and organizations make continual progress. Ashley has a Bachelor’s degree in Justice Studies from Royal Roads University and is currently completing a Master’s degree in Urban Studies at Simon Fraser University.
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Visiting Lawyers, Summer Law Students, Pro Bono Law Students, and Legal Interns
Interns from previous years can be seen here.
Each year, West Coast Environmental Law welcomes a number of Summer Law Students, pro bono law students who volunteer during the school year, as well as legal interns and visiting lawyers who may already have completed law school and are practicing in Canada or in other countries. We also work with interns who contribute to West Coast's communications and development initiatives. We couldn’t do our work without them!
Emily is currently finishing her final year in a combined degree of Law and Media at Macquarie University. Her family is originally from Vietnam, however she was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. Emily's work experience back home stems from her time as a paralegal at Greenfield Lawyers - Specialists in Criminal Law. She has also been an active participant in fundraising events for refugees, and studied international human rights law at the University of Vienna, Austria. As a result, Emily hopes to aid the voiceless and push the world into a kinder and brighter future... with West Coast Environmental Law as her staring point. Outside of law, she enjoys reading, playing basketball, wandering the streets with her canine best friend and writing short film scripts.
Emilija is a student at Macquarie University, approaching the end of her combined Bachelor of Environment with Bachelor of Laws degree. Majoring in chemistry, she views global issues from a variety of perspectives, having also focused on climate change law, international environmental law as well as human rights whilst studying abroad in Europe. Based in Sydney, Emilija has a strong passion for travelling and experiencing the vast differences in landscapes, people and cultures that the world has to offer. An aspiring environmental lawyer, her goal is to maintain this precious diversity, by advocating for the prevalence of environmental interests in decision-making processes. Emilija loves to ski, and will be taking full advantage of the incredible Canadian mountains after her time at West Coast Environmental Law.