Professor Emerita Susan Boyd joined the Allard School of Law in 1992. Prior to joining UBC she taught at Carleton University's Department of Law in Ottawa. She retired on June 30, 2015 but continues her relationship with UBC as Professor Emerita.
At UBC, Professor Emerita Boyd held the endowed research Chair in Feminist Legal Studies, established in 1992 (first endowed as the Chair in Women and the Law). Professor Emerita Boyd was also instrumental in the creation of the Centre for Feminist Legal Studies in 1997. The Centre plays an integral role in reinforcing and strengthening feminist legal studies, and helps foster and support scholarship and learning directed toward the ongoing process of social change in relation to the position of women in Canadian society. Professor Emerita Boyd was the Director of the Centre from 1997 until 2012.
Professor Boyd was awarded an Alumni Award for Research in 2008 by the Allard Law Alumni Association for her research achievements that have advanced the Faculty’s reputation as a leading research institution. In 2012, Professor Boyd was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the Arts, Humanities and Sciences, in recognition of her international reputation as a leading socio-legal scholar who has made exceptional contributions to family law and feminist legal studies.
Professor Emerita Boyd reflects on her prolific career and life in a History Project interview from October 2015. Listen to the Allard School of Law History Project Interview with Professor Emerita Susan Boyd.