Lorna Crozier knows research can be poetic

Department of Writing professor Lorna Crozier was named one of UVic’s top seven researchers for 2011. Crozier, a much-loved poet, essayist and public speaker, picked up the Award for Excellence in Artistic Expression at the 2011 Craigdarroch Research Awards on May 3.

“Our university continues to be ranked nationally and internationally as a top research institution because of the talent, creativity and passion of our faculty and students,” noted Dr. Howard Brunt, UVic’s vice-president research. “The accomplishments of these award recipients exemplify that excellence and clearly demonstrate how new knowledge is being applied to improve the world around us.”
Crozier was lauded for her position “at the forefront of Canadian literature,” with the Craigdarroch panel noting how “the arresting, lyrical honesty for which she is best known infuses her 15 verse collections, as well as her 2009 memoir, Small Beneath the Sky.”

Other award recipients included engineer Dr. Andreas Antoniou, chemist Dr. Alexandre Brolo, engineer Dr. Reuven Gordon, physical anthropologist Dr. Eric Roth, historian Dr. Eric Sager and biochemist Dr. Caren Helbing.