Awards and honours

Awards for research achievement

UVic faculty members have received national and international recognition for their research achievements. Each honour we receive reflects both the quality of our people and programs and our reputation as one of Canada’s leading research intensive universities. For a comprehensive list of award recipients, visit the UVic Honour Roll.

John Borrows, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law at the University of Victoria Law School, discusses Indigenous law, how it differs from Canadian common law and how he’s working to reconcile the two legal traditions. He is the 2017 Killam Prize winner in Social Sciences for his substantial and distinguished scholarship and commitment to Indigenous legal traditions.

Dr. Borrows, who is Anishinabe/Ojibway and a member of the Chippewa of the Nawash First Nation in Ontario, is currently developing a joint degree in Indigenous Law and Canadian common law (JID) at UVic—the first in the world—which he sees as a way to create peace and restore relationships. (Additional footage provided by the Hakai Institute).

One of the university’s strategic goals is to increase opportunities for our researchers to receive recognition for their outstanding work.

Our office provides support for nominating faculty and staff. We encourage faculty to consider nominating their colleagues for external honours and awards as well as UVic’s Craigdarroch research awards.

Brad Buie, Awards Facilitator  |  250-472-5408  |