Today, Project Naval Distinction is pleased to announce the support of University of Calgary Dean of Law, and Veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy, Dr. Ian Holloway:
Project Naval Distinction is a wonderful initiative. For Canada, there is no more fitting ship than HMCS Haida – the “fightingest ship” of the Second World War — to be named the flagship of the Royal Canadian Navy. Today – more than seventy years after the fact – the actions of Haida stand as a testament to the spirit and ethos of the Royal Canadian Navy – a spirit and ethos which remain just as important now as they were then.
As Royal Navy has the Victory, and the U.S. Navy has the Constitution, Canada150 is the perfect time for Canada to give just and due appreciation to the Haida.
–The Hon. Ian Holloway P.C., C.D., Q.C. (ex-Chief Petty Officer)
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About The Hon. Ian Holloway
Ian Holloway has been Dean of Law at the University of Calgary since 2011. Prior to this, Ian served eleven years as dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario and a term as associate dean at the Australian National University. Over the years, he has also held appointments at Cambridge and the National University of Singapore. He is a graduate of Dalhousie University, the University of California at Berkeley and the Australian National University. He is also an alumnus of the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. In his career, he has published two books, a number of book chapters, and many refereed articles published in law journals in Canada and around the world. In addition, he has published a book on naval history as well as twenty-five essays or other pieces in various legal and non-legal periodicals.
Beyond the legal sphere, Ian spent a total of twenty-five years serving in the Royal Canadian and Royal Australian Navies. In 1989, he was awarded the Canadian Forces Decoration. In 1992, he was awarded the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation, and in 2013, he was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.