PhD Student, University of British Columbia
Helen Tooze is a doctoral candidate at Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. She holds a MA in Banking and Law from the Bangor Business School at Bangor University, Wales, achieving distinction, and an LLB (Honours) degree from The Open University, England. Helen’s broad research interests include banking and securities law, financial intermediation, corporate governance, structured financial products, mandatory climate reporting, and financial risk in Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union. Her doctoral thesis focuses on the European Union’s regulation of systemic risk in originate-to-distribute intermediation of complex derivative transactions. Helen served as Chair of the 24th UBC Interdisciplinary Legal Studies Graduate Conference Committee and has been a production editor for the Annual Review of Insolvency Law since 2021. She was the grateful recipient of the Bangor Law School Gold Scholarship, the UBC Four-Year-Fellowship Award, the Peter A. Allard School of Law Graduate Scholarship, the President’s Academic Excellence Initiative PhD Award, and the David L. Vaughan QC Memorial Scholarship in Corporate Law. Helen has worked as an affiliated scholar for the Canada Climate Law Initiative since 2019, primarily in the areas of climate governance, disclosure, and comparative climate regulatory policy, and co-authoring a guide on climate governance in the real estate sector.