Just months after receiving word of her promotion from assistant to associate professor in the Faculty of Law, Beverly Jacobs has been appointed the next associate dean (academic) at Windsor Law, both effective July 1, 2020.
Dr. Jacobs is a member of the Mohawk Nation, which is one nation that is part of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and she is from the Six Nations Grand River Territory in Ontario. She holds an LLB from the University of Windsor, an LLM from the University of Saskatchewan, and a PhD from the University of Calgary.
A former president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada, she is nationally known for her work and commitment to Indigenous law and politics in Canada. Jacobs is a leading voice and an expert with respect to a multitude of issues facing Indigenous peoples locally, provincially, nationally, and internationally.
“The impact of Dr. Jacobs’ research, teaching, and advocacy has been national and international in scope,” says Windsor Law Dean Christopher Waters. “We look forward to her leadership at the law school.”
Among her many awards and honours, Jacobs was inducted as a Member of the Order of Canada in 2018 for promoting the rights of Indigenous women and girls, notably for her advocacy for missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. During her first year of teaching at the Faculty of Law in 2017, Jacobs received the Human Rights and Social Justice Award from the Office of Human Rights, Equity & Accessibility.