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Alumni Spotlight: Justin Fisch

BA ’12 Liberal Arts and Sciences (Major: Sustainability Studies)

Justing Fisch examining a globeJustin graduated with a major in Sustainability Studies from UF in Spring 2012. His UF Sustainability education quickly paid off in law school, landing him a Associate Editorship with the McGill International Journal of Sustainable Development Law and Policy. Justin currently teaches environmental law to budding conservationists at the University of Ottawa.  A lawyer by trade and outdoor adventurer by passion, Justin works in renewable energy and environmental law and in his spare time, makes his way to the Arctic and Antarctic regions as a naturalist and lecturer with Quark Expeditions. Justin is also completing a documentary titled Hello Ukkusiksalik, filmed in the remote and threatened arctic tundra of one of Canada’s newest parks, Ukkusiksalik National Park in Nunavut. The film explores the conservation efforts of Inuit peoples while simultaneously uncovering the opportunity the park has to safeguard Inuit traditions, connect youth to their culture and create sustainable tourism-based economic opportunities for the local community. Justin was recently chosen as one of Canada’s “Top 30 Under 30 in Sustainability,” a prestigious national recognition of Canada’s emerging leadership in sustainability-oriented change.