Nils Jensen, candidate for re-election as Mayor of Oak Bay, spoke with Adam Stirling on C-FAX 1070 on the housing issues today. Nils addressed the need for innovative housing partnerships …
Nils lives on Oliver Street with his wife Jean, a Montessori teacher. They have two sons, Nicholas and Stewart. Nicholas is a businessman in Dublin. Stewart, a third generation engineer in the Jensen family, works in Toronto.
Nils is a life-long volunteer in all the communities he’s lived, starting from his days as a Cub Scout in Montreal. In Oak Bay he has been involved with many community groups including Oak Bay Little League, Bays United soccer, 12th Garry Oak Scout group and volunteering with Rotary and Kiwanis.
Nils is also a ‘life-long’ learner with degrees in chemical engineering and law. He is currently an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Victoria where he teaches Legal Ethics and EvidenceLaw. He has also taught at the Akitsiraq Inuit Law School in Iqaluit, the UVic Faculty of Engineering and Carleton University. He has lectured at many legal courses including as part of the faculty of the America
Bar Association Legal Technology Conference for three year in Chicago.
Professionally Nils worked with the Ministry of Attorney General in Victoria as a prosecutor, a civil litigator and a policy adviser. He was responsible for developing and implementing a new system for non-court resolutions of bylaw offences – the first of its kind in Canada. He has also been a prosecutor in Vancouver, Nelson and the Ottawa Valley.
Nils has been on Oak Bay Council since 1996. In that time he served in many roles including: head of the water board, Chair of the CRD Board. Chair of the Oak Bay Police Board and as a Trustee of the Greater Victoria Public Library. He was first elected mayor in 2011. He has also served on provincial organizations including being Chair of the BC Mayors’ Caucus and Director on the Union of BC Municipalities