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Dr. Larry Reynolds
Dr. Reynolds B.A., B.Ed., LL.B., LL.M., Ph.D. has taught and held academic positions at a number of post-secondary institutions including the University of Alberta’s Faculties of Law, Public Health Science and Extension, Vancouver Island University, Lakeland College and Nunavut Arctic College. His extensive research and expertise earned him numerous awards including a Doctoral Fellowship from the Environment Canada Tri Council Eco-Research Program in Environmental Risk Management, a Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada Fellowship, the Wilfrid R. May Alberta Heritage Fund Scholarship, the Louise McKinney Heritage Fund Scholarship, the Society for Risk Analysis International Student Presentation Award and the Sir John A. MacTaggart Essay Prize in Environmental Law. Larry has published and presented numerous peer-reviewed articles, papers, and addresses across North America.
During a career that spans more than 25 years, Larry has represented Federal, Provincial, Territorial, and Municipal governments, administrative tribunals, various industries, and aboriginal and environmental organizations across a wide spectrum of legal matters. In his practice, Dr. Reynolds has contributed to a number of ground-breaking firsts. R. v. Peterson was the first successful prosecution involving protection of marine mammals (killer whales) under Canada’s Species at Risk Act. Qikiqtani Inuit Assn v. Attorney General of Canada & Nanisivik Mines Ltd. was the first judicial review of an administrative tribunal in the Nunavut Territory. R. v. Canadian National Railway involved the successful prosecution of CNR, involving the largest inland hydrocarbon spill in Canadian history. It also resulted in one of the largest environmental penalties in Canadian law.