Dr. Jan Zwicky, C.M.
Professor Emerita in the Department of Philosophy, University of Victoria
Dr. Zwicky is one of Canada’s most respected artists and intellectuals, known equally for her original work in philosophy and her poetry, and translated into a number of European languages. Her writing has covered issues in music, poetry, philosophy, and the environment. She was among the first to offer courses in environmental studies at Canadian universities, as well as interdisciplinary courses in the humanities. Her latest books include Once Upon a Time in the West (2023), and Sixty-Seven Ontological Studies (2022) co-authored with photographer Robert Moody. Dr. Zwicky has published nine book-length poetry collections, including Songs for Relinquishing the Earth, which won the Governor-General’s Award in 1999, Robinson’s Crossing, which won the Dorothy Livesay Prize in 2004, and Forge, short-listed for the Griffin Prize in 2012.