Endorser: Hannah Askew
Endorser: Hannah Askew

Hannah Askew
Executive Director of Sierra Club BC

Testimonial: 

Around the world, Pro Rep leads to better environmental outcomes. If you care about the land, waters and air we all depend on, vote Yes to Pro Rep.

Bio:

Hannah is the Executive Director of Sierra Club BC. She is passionate about ensuring healthy wild spaces for present and future generations.

Hannah is a lawyer and practiced public interest environmental law prior to joining Sierra Club BC. Her work focused on addressing the cumulative impacts of industrial development on ecosystems. As a part of this work, she travelled to communities across northern BC to hear from people from all walks of life about the impact of industrial activity on their lives and about their hopes for the future of their communities.

Hannah has also been deeply involved in learning from Indigenous communities about their systems of law and governance. She worked as a researcher on Anishinaabe and Coast Salish legal orders for the Indigenous Law Research Unit at the University of Victoria, and taught as an instructor in the Aboriginal Justice Studies Program at the Native Education College.

Hannah holds Master of Arts degrees in history and anthropology from the University of Toronto and McGill University, as well as a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School.