Cairns, (Hugh) Alan C(raig) 1930-

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CAIRNS, (Hugh) Alan C(raig) 1930-


Born March 2, 1930, in Galt, Ontario, Canada; son of Hugh and Lily (Crawford) Cairns; children: Lynn Marie, Wendy Louise, Elaine Barbara. Education: University of Toronto, B.A., 1953, M.A., 1957; St. Antony's College, Oxford, D.Phil., 1963. Hobbies and other interests: Golf, theater.


Home—43-139 Father David Bauer Dr., Waterloo, Ontario, Canada M2L 6L1.


University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, instructor, 1960-63, assistant professor, 1963-66, professor of political science, 1971-95, Brenda and David McLean Professor of Canadian Studies, 1993-95, professor emeritus, 1995—, department chair, 1973-80; University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, John Willis Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law, 1995-96; University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, professor in Law Foundation of Saskatchewan Chair, 1997-98; York University, Downsview, Ontario, Canada, John T. Saywell Visiting Professor, 1999-2000; University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, adjunct professor, 2000. Memorial University of Newfoundland, visiting professor, 1970-71; University of Edinburgh, visiting professor of Canadian studies, 1977-78; Harvard University, Mackenzie King Visiting Professor of Canadian Studies, 1982-83; University of British Columbia, holder of Walter S. Owen Chair. Royal Commission on the Economic Union and Development Prospects for Canada, research director for institutions.


International Political Science Association (member of council, 1976-79), Canadian Political Science Association (president, 1976-77), Royal Society of Canada (fellow).


Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal, 1977; President's Medal for best scholarly article in social sciences, University of Western Ontario, 1977; Canada Council, Molson Prize, 1982, Killam research fellow, 1989-91; Canadian Governor General's International Award for Canadian Studies, 1994; LL.D., Carleton University, 1994, University of Toronto, 1996, and University of British Columbia, 1998; created officer, Order of Canada, 1998.


Prelude to Imperialism: British Reactions to Central African Society, 1840-1890, 1965.

(With others) A Survey of the Contemporary Indians of Canada: Economic, Political, and Educational Needs and Policies, Volume 1, 1966.

Constitution, Government, and Society in Canada: Selected Essays by Alan C. Cairns, 1988.

Disruptions: Constitutional Struggles from the Charter to Meech Lake, 1991.

Charter versus Federalism: The Dilemmas of Constitutional Reform, 1992.

Reconfigurations: Canadian Citizenship and Constitutional Change, 1995.

Citizens Plus: Aboriginal Peoples and the Canadian State, University of British Columbia Press (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada), 2000.

Contributor to scholarly journals.



Canadian Ethnic Studies Journal, spring, 2002, Marc Hanvelt, review of Citizens Plus: Aboriginal Peoples and the Canadian State, p. 140.

Canadian Woman Studies, spring, 2002, Kristin Burnett, review of Citizens Plus, p. 230.