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
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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