Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, University of Guelph

Before joining the University of Guelph, Faisal Moola worked for the David Suzuki Foundation for over 15 years, where he was the organization’s Director General for Ontario and Northern Canada.

Holding a PhD in biology from Dalhousie University, Moola has published widely in scientific journals on the topics of ecology, conservation biology, and environmental policy. He has contributed to a number of significant conservation and sustainability policy outcomes in Canada, including the protection of over 2 million hectares of temperate rainforest in British Columbia, the expansion of the internationally renowned Greenbelt in Ontario, and the creation of Canada’s first Urban National Park on the edge of Toronto.

Moola works closely with a number of First Nations communities in defence of their lands and Treaty Rights, including the Dunne-za and Cree Treaty 8 First Nations in British Columbia, and Grassy Narrows First Nation in Ontario.

Moola is a regular contributor to the Toronto Star, Vancouver Sun, Globe and Mail, CBC and other media outlets as an opinion writer and political analyst on conservation, Indigenous Rights and other environmental and social issues.

Moola is funded by the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and has received grants from the Metcalf Foundation and Grizzly Bear Foundation.

Experience

  • 2017–2019
    Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Environment and Geomatics, University of Guelph
  • 2012–2017
    Director General, Ontario and Northern Canada, David Suzuki Foundation