Policy in Practice: Q&A with The Honourable David Eby

Tuesday November 9, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Join us for a virtual, student-hosted discussion on various policy topics with the Honourable David Eby, B.C. Attorney General and MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey.

Speaker: The Honourable David Eby, Attorney General and Minister Responsible for Housing, Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) for Vancouver-Point Grey

Student Discussants: Moysal Sana and Joshua Codd, Students, Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs

Bio: David Eby is the provincial government representative (MLA) for Vancouver-Point Grey, first elected in 2013.

A proud local resident, David was re-elected in 2020 to serve a third term in the B.C. Legislature and in November 2020 was appointed to his current role as Attorney General and Minister of Housing by Premier John Horgan.

Before he was elected, David was the Executive Director of the BC Civil Liberties Association, an adjunct professor of law at the University of British Columbia, president of the HIV/AIDS Legal Network, and served on the Vancouver Foundation’s Heath and Social Development Committee.

An award-winning human rights lawyer, he has been repeatedly recognized in local media as one of British Columbia’s most effective advocates and has appeared at all levels of court in BC.

His years of legal advocacy at Pivot Legal Society to protect the human rights and dignity of homeless and under-housed residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside were recognized in 2011 by the UN Association in Canada and the B.C. Human Rights Coalition with their annual award.

David is the author of several books and articles on legal rights. His handbook on arrest rights is now in its third printing, with more than 10,000 copies in circulation.

When he’s not working, David spends his free time skiing, riding bikes, and going to UBC Thunderbird basketball games with his family.

Hosted by: The UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs