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THE ADVOCATE V O L . 7 5 P A R T 6 N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 7 875 UVIC LAW FACULTY NEWS By Julie Sloan* RESEARCH HONOURS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA UVic has had a remarkable history of innovative and challenging research in law. That research has had international impact and achieved national and international recognition. It has supported the practice of law and shaped the law’s development in B.C., across Canada, and beyond. To take one example, we have just passed the 30th anniversary of the publication by CLEBC of Professor Gerry Ferguson’s CRIMJI: Canadian Criminal Jury Instructions, an annual analysis of jury instructions indispensable to those practising criminal law. Professor Ferguson joined the faculty in its second year: 1976. He has, in recent years, been pursuing pathbreaking research on the international law of corruption. This year he and Professor Joseph Weiler of the Allard School of Law are jointly teaching a course via videoconference on international corruption to students at both the Allard School of Law and UVic. We celebrate, in this column, the recognition of two scholars who joined us more recently: Professor Val Napoleon, who took up the Law Foundation Chair of Aboriginal Justice and Governance in 2012; and Dr. Ryan Beaton, who came to us to do his second (!) Ph.D. in 2015. The impact of their work has recently been recognized by the Royal Society of Canada (in the case of Napoleon) and the Trudeau Foundation (in the case of Beaton). The Royal Society of Canada was founded in 1883 to serve as “Canada’s National Academy, the senior collegium of distinguished scholars, artists and scientists in the country”. Two current members of UVic Law are fellows of the Royal Society: Professor John Borrows, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law, and Professor Jeremy Webber, dean of the faculty. The * Julie Sloan is the communications officer at the UVic Faculty of Law.


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