Martin Z Olszynski

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Martin Z Olszynski

PhD Student

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Research Interests

Ecosystem services, Environment, First Nations and Resource Management, Law, Management of biodiversity, Policy and Decision-making, Political ecology, Public policy and analysis, Resilience, Resource governance and management, Science-policy interface, Sustainability, Water governance, Water law


Martin is an associate professor of law at the University of Calgary, with several years of public service in environmental and natural resources law and policy. From 2007 to 2013, he was counsel with the federal Department of Justice, practising law in the legal services unit at Fisheries and Oceans Canada. During this period, he also spent time on secondment to the Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Division at Environment Canada. Martin holds a B. Sc. (Biology) and an LL.B., both from the University of Saskatchewan, and an LL.M. (specialization in environmental law) from the University of California at Berkeley. Martin’s PhD work considers the merits — or not — of regional land-use planning regimes.

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