Stéphanie Roy is a student, researcher, and lawyer motivated by the desire to redress the current environmental crisis. She is a doctoral candidate in administrative law at Université Laval and she is particularly interested in the government's obligations with regard to the environment. Her doctoral research examines the trusteeship theory, a form of governance that would allow greater responsibility for the environment to be attributed to the state.
Stéphanie completed a bachelor of laws (international profile) at Université Laval in 2010, earning the rank of "excellent" on the Faculty of Law's Honour Roll. She then completed her studies at the École du Barreau du Québec and worked as a litigation lawyer in a large firm. Stéphanie's love of research and her desire to assist with the environmental crisis led her to complete a master's program in environmental law at McGill University, where she received the Bourse de maîtrise Hydro-Québec en droit for outstanding students entering the program. Her thesis, on civil liability for oil spills from deep-water platforms in the Gulf of the St. Lawrence, won the Michel-Robert Award from the Canadian Bar Association and was published by Éditions Yvon Blais.
Stéphanie's desire to make a difference explains her engagement in various social and cultural causes during her academic and professional career. She has volunteered with such organizations as the legal information bureau at Université Laval, the Club musical de Québec, and Pignon bleu. She is also on the board of directors of the Centre québécois du droit de l'environnement. Her community involvement has been rewarded by a Québec Lieutenant-Governor's Medal (2005).