John Borrows returns to UVic

Many students, alumni, and friends of UVic will remember with great affection and appreciation John Borrows’ stimulating presence as Law Foundation Chair of Aboriginal Justice and Governance at UVic from 2001 to 2011. John then went to the University of Minnesota to serve as the Robina Chair in Law, Public Policy and Society. Well, John Borrows is back! In May of this year he rejoined the Faculty of Law. He is taking up the new Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law, although the official announcement of the Canada Research Chair will be made in the Fall.
Professor Borrows is Anishinabe and a member of the Chippewa of the Nawash First Nation. He has taught at the University of Toronto, University of British Columbia as the Director of the First Nations Law Program, Osgoode Hall Law School as the Director of the Intensive Program in Lands, Resources and First Nations Governments, and was a visiting professor and Executive Director of the Indian Legal Program at Arizona State University and L.G. Pathy Visiting Professor in Canadian Studies at Princeton University. His publications include Recovering Canada: The Resurgence of Indigenous Law (University of Toronto Press, 2002) (for which he received the Donald Smiley Prize of the Canadian Political Science Association), Canada’s Indigenous Constitution (University of Toronto Press, 2010) (for which he received the Canadian Law and Society Association Book Prize) – and many more besides.
It is a great pleasure to welcome John Borrows back to UVic.