Bob Hawkins was elected as the city councillor for Ward 2 in 2012 and has been returned twice, once in 2016 and again in 2020. He is also a professor of law in the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy and has served as past president and vice-chancellor of the University of Regina.
Bob is a member of the Law Societies of Saskatchewan and of Ontario. He holds degrees in law, history and economics from the Universities of Manitoba, Toronto, Oxford, Yale and Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne). He was the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from St. John's College, University of Manitoba and has been honoured with several university teaching awards.
Bob’s areas of teaching and research include constitutional and administrative law, negotiation and conflict resolution, and legal history. He has published frequently in academic journals including the Canadian Bar Review and has recently completed a book, “She Won the Vote for Women:” The Life of Lillian Beynon Thomas.”
Councillor Hawkins is active in community volunteer work. He has served in many volunteer leadership roles including Chair of the Lakeview Community Association, Chair of the Eden Care Communities Foundation, Past Chair of the Board of the Saskatchewan Children's Hospital Foundation and past Rector's Warden of St. Mary's Anglican Church.
Bob is married to Marie-France Menc, a practising lawyer in Regina. They have three sons, Nicolas, Pierre and François, who are also lawyers practising in different areas of law.