Daniel Justice: Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Congratulations to Professor Daniel Justice on being named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. This honour recognizes Justice’s leadership in and significant contributions to the field of contemporary Indigenous Studies.

This designation is the highest honour a scholar in the arts, humanities and sciences can receive, in Canada. Justice is one of a select number of academics to be bestowed with the honour this year.

In the citation about Justice, the Royal Society of Canada states


Daniel Heath Justice is a leading expert in contemporary Indigenous Studies, whose influence extends
across North America, the Pacific Rim, and Europe. His publications in kinship, animal studies, sexuality,
and literary history are prolific and wide-ranging. Together with his creative work, his scholarship demonstrates a gift to
explicate complex social and cultural problems in lucid and accessible language, and it is characterized by a strong sense
of mission and responsibility.


Justice will be welcomed into the RSC this November, at a celebration in Halifax. He is one of five UBC Arts faculty members who were announced as Fellows and Members of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

About the Royal Society of Canada

“The Royal Society of Canada (RSC): The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada was established under an Act of Parliament in 1883 as Canada’s National Academy, the senior collegium of distinguished scholars, artists and scientists in the country. The primary objective of the Society is to promote learning and research in the arts, the humanities and the natural and social sciences”.