1 Eugene Kung - Staff Counsel | West Coast Environmental Law

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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.

Eugene was born and raised in Burnaby, BC and holds degrees from Dalhousie University (JD) and UBC (B.A. in Political Science). He was called to the BC Bar in 2008 and is an alumni of the NextUp leadership program.

Prior to joining West Coast, Eugene worked with the BC Public Interest Advocacy Centre (BCPIAC) where he engaged in systemic test case litigation on human rights and anti-poverty cases. He also represented the interests of BC’s low and fixed-income residential ratepayers before the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC). In 2010, Eugene worked with the Legal Resources Centre in South Africa on access to education, housing, water and a healthy environment using human rights and constitutional law.