Awards and nominations

My commendations

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I have been extremely fortunate and honoured to receive numerous awards and commendations for my teaching and research over the years.


Best Video Blog
Clawbies – Canadian Law Blog Awards, 2016
Brightspace Innovation Award for Teaching and Learning
Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2016
Tevie Miller Award for Teaching Excellence (Finalist)
University of Alberta, Faculty of Law, 2016
Best Law Professor Blog (Finalist)
Clawbies – Canadian Law Blog Awards, 2015
Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers in Canada (Nominee)
Canadian Lawyer Magazine, (Criminal/Human Rights), 2015
Information Technology Innovation Award
University of Alberta, 2014
Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund Grant
University of Alberta, 2013
Animal Law Visiting Scholar Award
University of Sydney, Australia, 2013
University’s Student Council Teaching Honour Roll
University of Western Ontario, 2011
Assisi Award
(awarded for excellence in animal welfare achievements)
New Zealand Companion Animal Council, 2008
Special Commendation for Innovation
(Pasifika Honours Club)
Equal Opportunities Office, University of Auckland, 2007
Animal law book and workshop grant (A$15,000)
Voiceless, Australia, 2007
Early Career Research Excellence Award
University of Auckland, 2006
Best Lecturer (2nd place)
AULSS Annual Leaver’s Survey, Verbatim, Australia, 2006
Best Lecturer
Auckland Law Student Society, Elective Survey, 2005
Best Lecturer
AULSS Annual Leaver’s Survey, Verbatim, Australia, 2005
Proudly accepting a Voiceless Grant Award from award-winning actor and animal welfare ambassador, Hugo Weaving.

STLHE/Brightspace Innovation Award 2016
Information Technology Innovation Award 2014, University of Alberta.
2013 Gale Cup Awards