Awards and honours

Budd Hall received the 2021 Research Leadership Award from Community Based Research Canada. Hall, the UNESCO Co-Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education, is being recognized for the impact of his accomplishments and contributions to community-based research, for his guidance on a host of successful initiatives and for shaping the organization into its current form.

John Borrows has been appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada (O.C.) for his scholarly work on Indigenous rights and legal traditions, which have had a significant impact across Canada and abroad.

Royal Society of Canada elects UVic researchers (L-R) William Carroll, Lin Cai, Bonnie Leadbeater and John Archibald, pictured at Finnerty Gardens in September 2020.

Royal Society of Canada 2020. Professors John Archibald (linguistics), William Carroll (sociology) and Bonnie Leadbeater (psychology) are elected new fellows, while Lin Cai (electrical and computer engineering) is named a new member to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

UVic Cosmologist Julio Navarro

Cosmologist Julio Navarro recognized as a Citation Laureate—the first for a University of Victoria researcher.

Cecilia Benoit was awarded the 2020 Killam Prize in Social Sciences from the Canada Council for the Arts. From advocating for the recognition of Indigenous and non-Indigenous midwives, to working with street-involved youth, to empowering sex workers to become their own health advocates, sociologist Cecilia Benoit has made vital contributions to the advancement of class, race and gender equality in Canada.

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 our reputation as one of Canada’s leading research intensive universities. For a comprehensive list of award recipients, visit the UVic Honour Roll.

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 REACH research awards.

Awards Facilitator: awardfac@uvic.ca or 250 472 5408