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Aaron Mills

Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Constitutionalism and Philosophy at McGill University, Faculty of Law

Degrees:B.A. ’05, J.D. (Toronto), LLM (Yale)

B.A. Honours English and Philosophy, 2005

I’m a non-practising lawyer (JD Toronto, LLM Yale) and completed a Law PhD at UVic, studying under James Tully and John Borrows. My graduate work on Anishinaabe constitutionalism has earned a SSHRC Talent Award, a Trudeau Foundation Scholarship, a Vanier Canada Scholarship and a Fulbright Canada Scholarship.

The craft of writing and the ability to read both critically and analytically have been vital to achieving these recognitions and are essential in my daily work, whether I’m reviewing a paper, sharing a story ​ in public​, developing a lecture, arguing on a panel, or drafting a funding proposal.  I have much gratitude for Carleton​.  My years there were invaluable ​in develop​ing ​the thinking, writing, and reading skills that make success in these activities possible.  ​

Aaron recently returned to Ottawa to receive the prestigious SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council) Talent Award.