About the Talk
Climate change education is a fundamental human right and the key to a sustainable future. This talk is a time for Environmental Law Professor, Semie Sama, to showcase how her work at the Law School supports Lakehead University in embedding climate action into curriculum, articles and books and contributing to the achievement of planetary stewardship.
About the Speaker
Semie Sama is a Law Professor at the Faculty of Law, Lakehead University, where she teaches and supervises students. Professor Sama holds a Doctorate in law from the University of Ottawa (2017), a Master’s in Global Sustainability and Environmental Law from the University of Ottawa (2012), a Master’s in Ecotechnology and Sustainable Development from Mid Sweden University, Sweden (2010), a Master’s in Environmental Governance from Stockholm University, Sweden (2006), and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Buea, Cameroon (2002). Before joining Lakehead University in 2020, Professor Sama was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Faculty of Law of McGill University (2019-2020), a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation in Waterloo (2018-2020) and a United Nations Environment Fellow (2017-2021).
Professor Sama’s research lies at the intersection of international law, environment law, human rights law, trade and investment law, and sustainable development law. Her publications address various topics, including land-grabbing, climate change, tenure security, environmental human rights and sustainable forest management. Her most recent article focuses on strengthening the role of forests in climate change mitigation through the European Union Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade Action Plan. Professor Sama is the author and co-editor of and contributor to many publications. Professor Sama is actively engaged in developing Canadian and African law and policy, and she frequently speaks at conferences and public events. She is an Editorial Assistant for a few journals and serves in several environment-related Committees and Working Groups in Thunder Bay.
This event is support of Lakehead university's Year of Climate Action.