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President's Chairs

Julia Baum, President's Chair
Marine ecologist and conservation biologist Julia Baum is a UVic President's Chair.

The President’s Chair is the highest academic honour UVic can bestow on a faculty member. Ten President’s Chair positions were established in 2020 to recognize faculty who have achieved great distinction in research and research-inspired teaching; made substantial contributions to UVic and the wider community; and are capable of championing excellence in research, teaching and community-university engagement.

UVic is proud to award this designation to the following outstanding faculty members:


Deans are invited to submit nominations to the provost. Please contact for support, or visit the Deans' Council Connect site for application information.