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Learning from the Earth: John Borrows Lecture

Feb. 07, 2023 7:30p.m. - 9:00p.m.


Join us for an evening with John Borrows Hon. 1T9, world-renowned Indigenous law professor, as he reflects on being Indigenous, secular and religious.

Happening on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, from 7:30–9 p.m. EST, this event is free, but registration is required.

This event will be happening either online (Zoom) or in person (Room 119, Emmanuel College, 75 Queen's Park Crescent, Toronto). Registrants will receive further instructions about attending in person or online prior to the event.

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John Borrows BA, MA, JD, LLM (Toronto), PhD (Osgoode Hall Law School), LLD (Hons., Dalhousie, York, SFU, Queen’s & Law Society of Ontario), DHL, (Toronto), FRSC, OC, is the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law at the University of Victoria Law School in British Columbia (on leave) and Loveland Chair in Indigenous Law at the University of Toronto Law School.

His publications include Freedom and Indigenous Constitutionalism (Donald Smiley Award best book in Canadian Political Science, 2016), The Right Relationship (with Michael Coyle, ed.), Resurgence and Reconciliation (with Michael Asch, Jim Tully, eds.), and Law’s Indigenous Ethics (2020 Best subsequent Book Award from Native American and Indigenous Studies Association, 2020 W. Wes Pue Best book award from the Canadian Law and Society Association).

Borrows is the 2017 Killam Prize winner in Social Sciences and the 2019 Molson Prize Winner from the Canada Council for the Arts, the 2020 Governor General’s Innovation Award, and the 2021 Canadian Bar Association President’s Award winner. He was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2020. John is a member of the Chippewa of the Nawash First Nation in Ontario, Canada.

This event is sponsored by Bathurst United Church, The Ecumenical Chaplaincy at the University of Toronto, and Emmanuel College's Centre for Religion and Its Contexts.