John Borrows has been named an Officer of the Order of Canada, “for his scholarly work on Indigenous rights and legal traditions, which have had a significant impact across Canada and abroad”. The Order of Canada is one of our country’s highest awards, established in 1967 and bestowed annually by the governor general. The announcement was made December 30th, 2020.
John joined the board of the Victoria Multifaith Society in June 2019 as our board member for Indigenous Spirituality. He is a law professor at the University of Victoria (profile here), where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law.