Professor Sherrill Grace of UBC was awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal at the Royal Society of Canada reception on Tuesday, January 15.
The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal is a commemorative medal created in 2011 to mark the 60th anniversary of the accession to the thrones of Queen Elizabeth II. It is awarded to citizens and permanent residents of Canada who made a significant contribution to their fellow countrymen, their community, or to Canada over the previous sixty years.
Grace has been a professor of English for over thirty years at McGill University and the University of British Columbia. She has published four scholarly editions, eight monographs, 11 edited collections, and 104 scholarly articles, as well as 109 review articles and related publications.
She has received some of the most prestigious awards in the Canadian scholarly community and UBC. Most recently, these have included the Lorne Pierce Medal of the Royal Society of Canada, the Canada Council Killam Prize in the Humanities and the Canada Council Killam Research Fellowship. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a recipient of the UBC Jacob Biely Faculty Research Prize, a UBC Distinguished University Scholar as well as a recipient of the UBC Killam Research Prize and UBC Killam Teaching Prize.