Monday, September 17, 2012

Green Party by-election nominee bios

(I got this via my email and because I can not find anything for Trevor Moat of Mark Loria online about why they are running, I thought I would post this here for all to see)

Donald Galloway
Donald Galloway was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was educated at Edinburgh University where he studied Law and Philosophy. On graduation, he was awarded a full scholarship to pursue graduate studies at Harvard Law School. In 1975, he immigrated to Canada and was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Law at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. He moved to British Columbia in 1989 and was a Visiting Professor at the University of Victoria for two years, before being appointed as a Professor of Law.  In 1998, he was appointed to the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada and served as a member for three years before returning to teaching.  He has been the recipient of the Bora Laskin National Fellowship in Human Rights Research and has authored and co-authored two texts on Immigration Law. He teaches Tort Law and Immigration and Citizenship Law.

For two years, he served as Southern Director of the Akitsiraq Law School, a program of legal studies run by the University of Victoria in Iqaluit, Nunavut. He has been a visiting scholar at McGill University and the European University Institute, in Italy. He was the founding President of the Canadian Association of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies and is currently a member of the executive of the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers.Donald is married and has a twelve year old daughter.

Trevor Moat
Trevor Moat was born on Saltspring Island, and raised in rural farm environments until his graduation from high school in Victoria. Trevor’s parents, having endured challenging circumstances through their long lives, instilled core values and convictions in him that have deepened steadily through his own life experience: commitment, honesty, kindness, political awareness, and active participation in public affairs.

Diverse employment experiences in BC and Alberta and diplomas in Mechanical and Electronics Technology provided a solid foundation for Trevor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, conferred by Lakehead University in 1992. He earned his Masters degree in Electronics and Systems Engineering at Carleton University in 1997 after serving with Nortel/BNR and the NRC/CNRC at various facilities near Ottawa.

While at Carleton, he won first-place in the inaugural “Magna for Canada” scholarship competition, culminating in a two-year leadership position at Magna International, one of the world’s foremost manufacturing firms. Trevor then spent seven highly productive years in telecommunications engineering at SOMA Networks in Toronto, and presented numerous world-class concerts for audiences of up to 1000 people in the Toronto area.

Today, Trevor is a father, a step-father and life-partner, and a self-employed Engineering Project Manager in Victoria’s vibrant high-technology sector. He is an owner/renovator of several heritage properties, and occasional organizer of finer musical concerts in and near Victoria. He has been a member of the James Bay Neighbourhood Association since 2009, and was elected to the JBNA Board in 2011. He is serving his third year on the Board of, and is currently the Society’s Vice President.

The Green Party of Canada, Trevor believes, offers the soundest platform from which positive change can be effected. His experience, values and circumstances lead him to embrace the challenges ahead fully in heart, mind, and being as his life’s next chapter opens.

Mark Loria
Mark Loria is an artist, athlete, arts and culture advocate, and arts fundraiser and director with strong ties in the Victoria arts and business communities. Mark has spent the last 10 years in senior not-for-profit roles in British Columbia and Australia since graduating with an Arts Management Certificate from Capilano University. Mark also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art (Visual Art) from the University of Calgary. Through his professional positions in Victoria, including Director of Development roles at both the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and the Victoria Conservatory of Music, Mark has gained a strong understanding of youth, education, and arts and culture needs in the Capital Region. He also brings a strong international experience spending three years in Brisbane, Australia as the General Manager of the Institute of Modern Art as well as a commissioned artist in Arezzo, Italy for the past year.

Mark is also a committed volunteer with many years experience as a community youth and university basketball coach and with recent leadership committee positions with Open Space Arts Society, Royal Roads University, and Tourism Victoria.

A committed environmentalist, Mark has been a vegan and fully green commuter for the past 16 years, and a consummate recycler for the past 20. Through composting, reusing, and recycling, his family of six generates only one small bag of waste monthly. Not only supporting a vegan diet, Mark advocates a vegan lifestyle, using little to no animal-derived products.

Mark believes in the future of the Green Party in Canada and his passion for the environment has prompted him to live his mantra – ‘lead by example’. As a father of four, he wants to make sure that our planet is balanced and healthy for future generations. Mark moved to Victoria with his family in 2007 and resides in Fernwood.
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