Dr. Faisal Moola, PhD  (Keynote)

Dr. Faisal Moola, PhD (Keynote)

Director General for Ontario and Northern Canada, David Suzuki Foundation

Faisal Moola is one of Canada’s most respected environmental scientists and advocates. His research on ecology and environmental policy has been published in numerous academic journals and award-winning books and he’s a regular contributor to the opinion pages of Canada’s leading newspapers. For the past decade he has led an expert team of scientists, policy experts and communicators at the David Suzuki Foundation, in support of the protection of Canada’s cherished wild spaces and endangered species.

Faisal has been at the forefront of some of Canada’s most iconic environmental battles, including successful efforts to protect B.C.’s Great Bear Rainforest and efforts to pass a national law to protect endangered species throughout the country. After living for several years on the west coast, Faisal has come back to the Greater Toronto Area, where he was born and raised.

He is Director General for Ontario and Northern Canada at the David Suzuki Foundation and has an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Toronto and York University. He’s an avid cyclist and spends as much time as possible exploring the wonders of nature with his family.