17 May 2017

Each year, the Canada Council for the Arts awards two Molson Prizes – one in the arts and the other in the social sciences and humanities, to Canadians who have distinguished themselves by their outstanding achievements. The prizes are intended to encourage ongoing contributions to Canada's cultural and intellectual heritage. This year, 2013 fellow Kent Roach was awarded the social sciences and humanities prize. Roach was chosen for his contributions to legal scholarship, his pro-bono work for Indigenous and civil liberties groups, his part in the Air India and Goudge Inquiries, and because of his work as counsel in numerous landmark Supreme Court of Canada cases.

Read a short interview with Roach

Kent Roach

A specialist in constitutional law and human rights advocate, Professor Roach has made his mark through work on security certificates in the wake of the war on terrorism and redress for the abuses of the residential schooling system.

2013 Fellows