Semie Sama Appointed Assistant Professor at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law

The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Semie Sama has received a limited term appointment as an Assistant Professor, effective July 1, 2020.

Semie Sama has been a Postdoctoral Scholar with the Canada Research Chair in Human Rights and the Environment, where she researched legal and policy solutions to climate change, natural resource curse, land-grabbing, deforestation, among other environmental issues.   She holds a Ph.D. in law (University of Ottawa, Canada); an LL.M. in global sustainability and environmental law (University of Ottawa, Canada); an M.Sc. in ecotechnology and sustainable development (Mid Sweden University, Sweden); an M.Sc. in environmental governance (Stockholm University, Sweden); and an LL.B. (University of Buea, Cameroon).

Before her postdoctoral work at McGill University, Semie was a UN Global Environment Outlook 6 Fellow (during which she contributed to the Sixth Global Environment Outlook GEO-6: Healthy Planet, Healthy People). She also worked for the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Waterloo, as a Postdoctoral Fellow.

Dr. Sama has received numerous awards and honors, including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada Award, the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Scholarship, the University of Ottawa’s International Admission Scholarship and the Minister of Higher Education Honours Prize of the Government of Cameroon.

“Semie is a very welcome addition to our Faculty. The Bora Laskin Faculty of Law’s special mandate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law will get a wonderful boost from her teaching and research,” says Dean Jula Hughes. Welcome Dr. Sama!

Semie Sama