Catherine Morris, University of Victoria

Associate Professor Law Victoria, British Columbia cmorris@uvic.ca Office: (250) 477-0129

Bio/Research

Catherine Morris is a lawyer and conflict consultant with experience in the field of conflict resolution since 1983. She is director of Peacemakers Trust, a Canadian charitable organization for research and education in conflict transformation and peacebuilding. She has played key founding and le...

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Bio/Research

Catherine Morris is a lawyer and conflict consultant with experience in the field of conflict resolution since 1983. She is director of Peacemakers Trust, a Canadian charitable organization for research and education in conflict transformation and peacebuilding. She has played key founding and leadership roles with numerous conflict resolution organizations and initiatives in Canada and internationally, including the University of Victoria's interdisciplinary Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution. A former Executive Director of the Institute for Dispute Resolution at the University of Victoria, she is currently an Adjunct Professor in UVic’s Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Human and Social Development. She has taught at the University of Victoria, Osgoode Hall Law School at York University, and Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. Her teaching subjects include negotiation, conflict resolution, and international human rights. She has been involved in research and education initiatives in Thailand, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Myanmar/Burma and Bolivia.

Catherine Morris serves on the boards of directors of the Conflict Resolution Network Canada, Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada and World Vision Canada. Catherine Morris is a practising member of the Law Society of British Columbia and a member of the Mediator Roster (Civil) of the British Columbia Mediator Roster Society. Her research and writing have resulted in publications and presentations on dispute resolution ethics and qualifications, conflict and culture, religion and peacebuilding, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and peacebuilding in Cambodia. Her current interests are in negotiation ethics and reconciliation processes. Subject specialties include conflict analysis and resolution.



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