At CELA, tremendous value is placed on building capacity for the environmental and social justice community. A fundamental part of this focuses on training and mentoring young lawyers and other professionals eager to enter the field. This past summer, CELA welcomed seven talented and passionate students to the team. Their range of talents and expertise were an integral part of CELA’s work, and we’re proud to feature a selection of their work in this blog post.
Q&A with CELA law student Maneka Kaur
Q&A with CELA law student Peter Hillson
Adam Clasky, Master in Public Health Practicum Student, blogs about what he’s learned as a public health student working at CELA this summer
In the quest to produce greener and more efficient energy, we cannot overlook the lifecycle impacts of energy production and their potential interactions with existing systemic inequities. Case in point, is nuclear power, which has been largely presented as a clean form of energy. However, the entire life cycle of nuclear energy production—from uranium mining to radioactive waste storage—must be considered. There are health risks and costs along the way, and already vulnerable people risk continue to risk bear them under the status quo.
After a decade-long effort spearheaded by the Innu of Ekuanitshit and local environmental groups, the Magpie River has officially attained legal personhood status – a first in Canadian history.