UVic Law graduate students have won three important scholarships, the Vanier scholarship and both Law Society graduate scholarships.
Aaron Mills, a new Ph.D. student at UVic Law this year, was awarded the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Kathryn Thomson was awarded the Law Society Scholarship for Graduate Legal Studies and Robert Clifford was awarded the Law Society Aboriginal Scholarship for graduate studies.
Aaron’s proposed title of his thesis is Riding Mishibizhiw’s Waves: A Theory of Anishinaabe Legal Order. It will expound a theory of Anishinaabe Law and explore how Canadian and Indigenous legal traditions can co-exist. Kathryn’s thesis is on the intersection between technology and electronic systems in court and dispute resolution processes on the one hand, and access to justice on the other. Robert’s work centers on the potential contribution of Coast Salish traditions and knowledge to legal practices in the coastal regions of BC, particularly in the remediation of oil spills.
Congratulations to Aaron, Kathryn and Robert!