Michael Byers wins Donner prize

Michael Byers, Canada research chair in global politics and international law at UBC, has won the $50,000 Donner Prize for the best public policy book by a Canadian. The Donner jury described his book International Law and the Arctic as “an accessible and thorough analysis of the current state of play in the central Arctic Ocean and its five bordering coastal states, an area where the combination of melting sea-ice and the growing demand for oil and gas has increased international interest in resource exploration, shipping rights and environmental protection.” Read more in the Toronto Star article.