Jack Jones (he/him/his) is a Swedish/English/Welsh settler who grew up on Lək̓ʷəŋən and W̱SÁNEĆ territories in Victoria BC. He is a second year student at UVic and enthusiastic to advocate for environmental justice and a sustainable future as a summer law student with West Coast Environmental Law.
Jack’s law experience includes working on Aboriginal title and rights litigation with Woodward & Company and research regarding environmental assessments for the Environmental Law Center. He is currently on the board of directors of the UVic Environmental Law Centre and is a founding member of the board for Adaptive Surfing Canada.
Prior to law school, he worked in outdoor education and adaptive adventure for a number of local non-profits. Jack holds an Adventure Management Diploma and a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary studies from Thompson Rivers University. During these studies he researched the impacts of colonial ontologies of land and notions of wilderness upon outdoor education participants, and fell deeper in love with rivers through the connection of whitewater kayaking.
When Jack is not poring over a legal text, he will probably be found trail-running, eating tacos, or thinking about finishing the books he started reading before law school.