A Brief CV

Education and career history

Honours, fellowships and awards (selected)

Summary of publications (April 2021)

Biographical summary

Sara Ellison received her PhD in 2000 from the University of Cambridge. After a postdoctoral fellowship at the European Southern Observatory in Chile, she moved to the University of Victoria in 2003 to take up a Canada Research Chair where she has been a full professor since 2014. Sara has received numerous research honours and awards including the Annie Jump Cannon Award from the American Astronomical Society, the Peter Martin Award from the Canadian Astronomical Society (CASCA) and the Rutherford medal in physics from the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. She has also served in a number of prominent community roles, including as President of CASCA. In 2015 she was elected to the Royal Socity of Canada's College of new scholars. A strong believer in work-life balance, Sara is a keen sportswoman (particularly active in triathlons), traveller (with a current tally of 64 countries) and has written a best-selling guide book about snorkelling around Vancouver Island that has been featured on CBC and in Canadian Geographic .