Lord, today we lift up Andrew Weaver, member for Oak Bay – Gordon Head and leader of the BC Green Party. We thank you that Dr. Weaver cares passionately about the environment and has dedicated himself to the stewarding of your creation. We ask that you would give him creative ideas and solutions that would allow our province (and nation) to continue to tackle climate change in an effective way. We ask for your blessing on his family and grant him times of rest for the remainder of this summer. Amen.
Dr. Andrew Weaver was elected as MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head on May 14, 2013.
Prior to his election, he held the Canada Research Chair in climate modeling and analysis in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria.
Dr. Weaver is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (CMOS), the American Meteorological Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 2008, he was appointed to the order of British Columbia. Dr. Weaver has served on numerous national and international committees. He was a Lead Author in the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th scientific assessments.
Community service has long been a part of Dr. Weaver’s life. He created the school-based Weather Station Network involving the installation of weather stations at schools throughout Vancouver Island. He enjoys coaching soccer and has served on community boards such as the CRD Roundtable on the Environment and the Victoria Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils.