Dr. Andrew Weaver was first elected MLA in the 2013 BC Provincial election to serve the riding of Oak Bay-Gordon Head. Since November 2015, Dr. Weaver has served as the Leader of the BC Green Party. In 2017, he was re-elected and now serves as the Leader of the Third Party, in BC’s first Green Party Caucus.
Born and raised in Victoria, BC, he has a BSc in Mathematics & Physics from the University of Victoria, a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Mathematics from Cambridge University, and a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of British Columbia.
Prior to his election to the BC Legislature, Dr. Weaver served as Canada Research Chair in climate modelling and analysis in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria. He was a Lead Author in the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th scientific assessments.
Dr. Weaver is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Meteorological Society. Dr. Weaver was appointed to the Order of British Columbia in 2008 and awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013.
Dr. Weaver made the shift from science to politics to use his background in science, policy and the community to offer vital perspectives to strengthen our province and its future.