The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) names new Fellows

OTTAWA, Sept. 7, 2011 /CNW/ - The Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada have elected 78 new Fellows, including two Foreign Fellows, and one Honorary Fellow. The newly elected Fellows have diverse backgrounds and disciplines. They have been elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement.

Election to the academies of the Royal Society of Canada is the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the Arts, Humanities and Sciences.

"Once again, the Society has received hundreds of excellent nominations, and in 2011 the fellowship has been enriched by these 78 outstanding individuals" said Professor Roderick A. Macdonald, President of the RSC.

Founded in 1882, the Royal Society of Canada is the senior national body of distinguished Canadian scholars, artists and scientists. As Canada's National Academy, the Royal Society of Canada exists to recognize academic excellence and outstanding contributions to Canadian intellectual culture, to advise governments and organizations, and to promote a culture of knowledge and innovation in Canada. The Society's three academies collectively consist of nearly 2,000 Fellows, men and women who are selected by their peers for outstanding contributions to the natural and social sciences, in the arts and in the humanities.

This year's new Fellows will be inducted to the RSC during the Induction and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, November 26, 2011 at the Ottawa Convention Centre in Ottawa. To view a complete list of newly elected Fellows and their nomination citations and to register for this event, please visit the Society's website at www.rsc-src.ca.

The Royal Society of Canada will prominently recognize this year's new Fellows and Award Winners in the "Report on Business" section of the Globe & Mail on Friday, September 9, 2011.

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For further information:

Erika Kujawski, Officer of Communications, The Royal Society of Canada, (613) 991-5642, Mobile: (613) 816-4967, ekujawski@rsc-src.ca; Internet: www.rsc-src.ca; Twitter: twitter.com/Erika_Kujawski

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