Stephanie Hewson

Staff Lawyer

Stephanie (she/her/hers) is part of West Coast’s Marine Program, working to strengthen ocean protection provincially and nationally. Shaped by summers spent on the lakes and rivers of Northern Ontario, Stephanie is particularly passionate about protecting our aquatic environments to sustain and nourish future generations.

Stephanie graduated from McGill’s Faculty of Law in 2016 and articled with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change. While in law school, she completed an exchange semester at UBC’s Indigenous Community Legal Clinic in Vancouver, where she saw the potential of Indigenous legal traditions to transform Canadian law, and fell in love with the West Coast. She also spent a summer in Anchorage, Alaska, working with a council of First Nations and Tribes in Yukon and Alaska to develop a governance strategy for managing the Yukon River Watershed. She is grateful for the opportunity to return to live and work on beautiful Coast Salish territory.

Stephanie spends her free time paddling, sailing, swimming, or just standing beside the closest body of water, and learning how to sing.