Professor Susan Boyd of the UBC Faculty of Law has been elected a Royal Society of Canada fellow.
According to a press release from UBC,
“Election to the academies of the Royal Society of Canada is the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the Arts, Humanities and Sciences. Professor Boyd is internationally recognized as a leading socio-legal scholar who has made exceptional contributions to family law and feminist legal studies. She publishes prolifically on issues of fundamental importance to our times, such as the changing definitions of “family”, “spouse”, and “parent”. Her scholarship questions the precise role of law in fields such as child custody by situating law within its larger socio-economic and ideological contexts.”
Ms. Boyd has been teaching at UBC Law since 1992, and has previously received a UBC Law Faculty Scholar Award in 2010 and a UBC Law Alumni Award for Research in 2008. She holds the endowed research Chair in Feminist Legal Studies, and was the founding Director of the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies from 2007 to 2012. She is a long-standing member of the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Women and the Law.