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Professor Sherrill E. Grace has been named an Officer of the Order of Canada, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to scholarship in the Humanities. Her work has significantly enhanced the public debate of subjects such as the nation’s role in the North and in the two world wars. Her many accomplishments have been recognized across Canada and abroad, and she has received some of the most prestigious awards that her home university, the University of British Columbia, and the Canadian and European scholarly communities have to offer. In recognition of her exceptional achievements, she is richly deserving of the nation’s highest honour.

The Investiture Ceremony was held at Rideau Hall in Ottawa on May 7, 2014. (Photo: GG staff photographer)


with Stephen Toope upon receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013

with Stephen Toope upon receiving the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013

Sherrill Grace (with Stephen Toope) received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, an award that recognizes significant contributions by Canadians and permanent residents to Canada over the previous sixty years. This medal comes from the Governor General of Canada and was presented by the President of The Royal Society of Canada at a reception held at UBC in January 2013. See “Prof. Sherrill Grace Awarded Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal” on Arts Wire.



Sherrill Grace gave the Keynote Lecture at the March 2012 conference to celebrate Sharon Pollock’s career, held at the University of Calgary.

Sherrill Grace was interviewed by Janet Davidson, CBC News for “The search for Franklin an enduring Canadian ghost story” which appeared on September 7, 2012.



Sherrill Grace has been awarded the distinguished title of University Killam Professor, the highest honour that the University of British Columbia can bestow. The designation recognizes exceptional members of faculty who have distinguished themselves as scholars in research and teaching and, as a result, have received the highest acclaim by the academic community and the general public. UBC Press Release (February 2011).

“Fellow in Focus” (March 2011) The Council of Canadian Academies recently recognized Sherrill Grace for the contribution that she has made to the academic community through the many hours she has dedicated to serving on national adjudication committees, refereeing manuscripts, sitting on editorial boards, giving public lectures, and a number of other ways.



Professor Sherrill Grace presents her argument on the debate “How Did Tom Thomson Die?” Follow the debate on The Mark.

Sherrill Grace has been awarded the Lorne Pierce Medal by the Royal Society of Canada. The medal is awarded for an achievement of special significance and conspicuous merit in imaginative or critical literature. See the Royal Society of Canada citation (September 2010).

Professor Sherrill Grace(back row, 4th from right) has been named the recipient of the Dean of Arts Award for 2009-2010 (April 2010).

She was honoured during a dinner with Dean of Arts, Nancy Gallini (centre) and colleagues from the Faculty of Arts including Cole Harris (3rd from right) in whose name this year’s Dean of Arts Award was given.

dialogue_coverDialogue (Winter 2010) features Sherrill Grace and her role in promoting awareness about the North in “Spreading the Word.”






audio_iconAn interview with The Current’s Chris Wodskou for the documentary “Arctic Re-imagined” (CBC Radio, 24 February 2010)


OnArtBeingCdnIn the Trek Magazine (Spring 2010) article “On Writing On the Art of Being Canadian,” Sherrill Grace shares her reasons for writing her 2009 book. PDF download







Sherrill Grace is one of five prominent scholars to receive the 2008 Killam Prize. See Canada Council announcement (29 April 2008).


Sherrill Grace presented the 2008 UBC Killam Lecture (29 September 2008). A copy of the paper is available here for reference.