Distinguished research professor
Born in Britain in 1942; worked and studied in Ottawa.
Renowned authority in the politics of women's rights, comparative approaches to women's participation, and the relationship between gender and nationalism.
Graduate of Carleton University in Ottawa.
Joined the faculty of Carleton University in 1971; served as Director of the School of Canadian Societies, Chair of the Inter-Faculty Committee on Women's Studies, president and negotiator for the faculty union, and Associate Vice-President (Academic).
Named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2003.
Awarded a Chancellor's Professorship at Carleton University in 2003.
Named Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Emeritus Professor at Carleton in 2007.
In 2002, the Canadian Political Science Association created the Jill Vickers Prize in Gender and Politics, in recognition of her work.