Jocelyn Stacey

Wall Scholar


Associate Professor


Peter A. Allard School of Law





Jocelyn Stacey is an associate professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Traditional Territory. She researches environmental crises and the visible and invisible ways in which law creates, regulates and prevents these events. Her work focuses on environmental assessment law, disaster law, climate change, emergency powers and the rule of law. Her current research project, The Law of Disaster Exceptionalism, investigates how law regulates disasters as disconnected and exceptional events, contrary to the experiences of those made most vulnerable to disaster and in spite of our current era of climate disruption.

Prof. Stacey works closely with BC First Nations, advancing the implementation of First Nations’ inherent jurisdiction through and beyond disaster. With the Tŝilhqot’in National Government, she has co-authored two reports on Tŝilhqot’in jurisdiction in the 2017 wildfires and the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Primary Recipient Awards

Jocelyn Stacey – Wall Scholars – 2022

As a Wall Scholar, Prof. Stacey will work on building transdisciplinary collaborations to support Indigenous-led responses to the climate and nature emergency. She will explore ways to scale-up partnered research while ensuring Indigenous-led research remains guided by principles of care, reciprocity and consent. In addition, she will work with Wall Scholars, the Centre for Climate Justice and the Disaster Resilience Research Network to develop a research response network for and with communities on the frontlines of the climate emergency. Using transdisciplinary, ethical and non-extractive research methods, this network will engage UBC’s research capacity in response to local disasters.