Brock recently completed his second year of law school at the University of Victoria, where he is also working towards completing his Master of Public Administration. As part of his graduate studies, Brock is currently co-authoring a book chapter titled “Provincial and Local Taxation of Energy-Related Linear Property” in Measuring the Contribution of Energy Infrastructure: A Practical Guide to be published by the University of Calgary Press.
During his first year of law school, Brock worked as a Graduate Research Assistant where he conducted research with the UVic School of Public Administration, the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance, and Osgoode Hall Law School on the topic of municipal taxation and fees. Brock also served as a Volunteer Project Lead for Pro Bono Students Canada, where he led the team for the LiveHelp Project with the Legal Services Society of British Columbia.
Following his first year of law school, Brock spent his summer at Global Affairs Canada in Ottawa. He worked as a Junior Trade Policy Analyst in the Trade Negotiations and Agreements Branch, where he gained exposure to trade issues in government procurement. Prior to attending law school, Brock completed a work term as a Junior Economist at Environment Canada, where he assisted in cost-benefit analyses with regards to the Species at Risk Act.
As a graduate student, Brock was awarded the University of Victoria Graduate Award and the Jack Ebbels Scholarship in Public Administration for outstanding graduate students in the School of Public Administration. Brock is also the recipient of the Association of Former MLAs of British Columbia Award and the Local Government Management Association of British Columbia Grant Anderson Commemorative Scholarship.
Brock enjoys athletics and was a member of the Men’s Varsity Rowing Team at the University of British Columbia while obtaining his Bachelor of Arts. He was a member of the championship crew that won the Canadian University Men’s Rowing Championship Banner in 2014 and was a three-time Academic All Canadian. Brock also received the Rod Bell – Irving Thunderbird Rowing Award.
In his spare time, Brock enjoys cycling, running, and reading. He joins us in May for summer articles.