Professor Harry Arthurs became the first recipient of the Bora Laskin Award recognizing distinguished contributions to Canadian labour law on May 7, 2003. Professor Arthurs currently holds the title of University Professor at York University, and pursues research in the developing role of labour law in a globalized world. His distinguished career, which began as a student of Bora Laskin at the University of Toronto Law School, includes achievements as a professor, author, and arbitrator. He has served as President of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Dean of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School, and President of York University. Professor Arthurs has been recognized by many other honours, including the Killam Prize for career achievement in social sciences, and as an Officer of the Order of Canada and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.