Richard Bourhis is a fellow of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology, the Canadian Psychological Association and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. He received the Robert C. Gardner Award for outstanding Research in bilingualism from the International Association of Language and Social Psychology and was finalist for the Canadian Race Relations Foundation award of excellence in anti-racism in Canada. He was director of the Concordia-UQAM Chair in Ethnic Studies from 1996 to 2006 and director of the Centre des etudes ethniques des universites montrealaises (CEETUM) at the Universite de Montreal from 2006 to 2009. In 2010 he was awarded a doctorate 'honoris causa' at Université de Lorraine in France and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2012.