Jon Heshka served as Associate Dean of Law from 2013 to 2017. Since arriving at TRU in 2002, Jon played an active role in university governance having served as, amongst other positions, vice-chair of Senate and chair of the Educational Planning Committee of Senate.
He won the Governor General’s Academic Medal en route to earning degrees in zoology, political studies, education and law. Prior to his arrival at TRU, Jon played semi-pro volleyball in Brazil, worked as a climbing guide, trained and coordinated search and rescue for the Justice Institute of BC/Ministry of Attorney General, and managed risk and sales in the US with Petzl — a world leader in climbing equipment.
His research interests and areas of expertise of specialization include sports law, the liability of adventure and extreme sport, regulation and risk management of extreme sport, outdoor pursuits risk management and ambush marketing.