Michael Begg

Michael Begg teaches in the School of Legal Studies and the School of Business at Capilano University in North Vancouver, BC. He also sits on the executive committee of his faculty union.

Michael studied law at the University of Victoria in 1994, and after a year of travel in Europe was called to the Bar in 1996. Since then he has worked in a variety of legal and managerial jobs, from incorporating and advising non-profit arts and environmental groups to producing theatre & concert events to managing aboriginal relations and treaty support for the BC Lands agency of the provincial government. Before returning to university he worked as Director of Operations for the Dogwood Initiative, a non-profit group that brings together labour, community, environmental and aboriginal groups around land-use issues.

In 2007 he completed a Master’s Degree in Law at the University of British Columbia. His research traced the history of land-use law in British Columbia from the mid 1800s through the end of the twentieth century. He received a multi-year SSHRC scholarship for his research, among other awards, and has presented his research at both national and international conferences. He now devotes his time to his teaching and his family.

Michael lives in East Vancouver with his wife Jennifer and their two young children, Olivia and Maxwell. He is an avid cyclist and continues to be dedicated patron of and volunteer for the arts in Vancouver.

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