Hakai Research Chair wins national fellowship

Sep. 17, 2015

Ethnobotanist and ethnoecologist Nancy Turner, Distinguished professor in the University of Victoria’s School of Environmental Studies and the Hakai Research Chair in Ethnoecology at UVic, is announced as one of five 2015 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellows. This national honour is in recognition of her career-long devotion to understanding and communicating the crucial role that plants play in Indigenous cultures and languages, especially with respect to land rights and ancestral territories.

In 2011, Turner was named to a new position as Hakai Chair in Ethnoecology and was awarded a $1.25 million grant from the Quadra Island-based Tula Foundation to support her ongoing work. 

More about Dr. Turner and her Trudeau Fellowship project.