Catherine Morris

Adjunct professor

Faculty of Law
University of Victoria
PO Box 1700, STN CSC
Victoria, BC  V8W 2Y2

Catherine has been involved in the field of conflict resolution since 1983. She has played key roles in numerous Canadian and international conflict resolution organizations and initiatives in academic, community, nonprofit, public and private sectors. She is a founding director of Peacemakers Trust, a Canadian charitable organization for education and research in conflict transformation and peacebuilding. She is a member of the bar in British Columbia.

Catherine is an Associate and a former Executive Director of the Institute for Dispute Resolution at the University of Victoria, where she worked in several leadership roles from 1992-1998. She is also an Associate of the Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives (CAPI) at the University of Victoria. She has taught internationally in non-formal and formal settings, including graduate-level courses at the University of Victoria, Osgoode Hall Law School, Chulalongkorn University and the Royal University of Phnom Penh. Her papers and publications include works on mediator ethics and qualifications, conflict and culture, ADR in legal education, religion and conflict, and peacebuilding in Cambodia. Her LLM thesis is entitled "Peacebuilding in Cambodia: Transforming Public Dialogue about Human Rights."

  • BA – University of Alberta (1974)
  • LLB – University of Alberta (1978)
  • LLM – UBC (2001)