OTTAWA, Sept. 20, 2012 /CNW/ - The Fellowship of the Royal Society of
Canada has elected a President-Elect, and the three Academies of the
RSC have elected Presidents-Elects.
The President-Elect of the Royal Society of Canada is Graham Bell, FRSC,
James McGill Professor and Chair of the Biology Department at McGill
"Dr. Bell was an outstanding President of the Academy of Science, and
this has been an ideal preparation for his upcoming leadership of the
Society," said RSC President Yolande Grisé. "Graham's remarkable record
of scholarship is matched by his administrative abilities and his
vision for the future of the RSC."
The Academy of Arts and Humanities has elected Madame Yolande Cohen,
FRSC Professor in the Department of History at the Université du Québec
à Montréal (UQAM).
The Academy of Social Sciences has elected Simon Langlois, FRSC,
Professor in the Department of Sociology at the Université Laval.
The Academy of Science has elected Keith Hipel, FRSC, Professor in the
Department of Systems Design and Engineering at the University of
President Grisé added "In the case of each of our three Academies, the
Fellowship has identified scholars whose priorities and strength will
fulfill the promise of our Strategic Plan 2012-2017."
The Presidents-Elect will assume office during the Annual General
Meeting of the RSC on the weekend of November 14, 2013. Founded in
1882, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) comprises the Academies of
Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada. Its mission is to recognize
scholarly, research and artistic excellence, to advise governments and
organizations, and to promote a culture of knowledge and innovation in
Canada and with other national academies around the world.
SOURCE: Royal Society of Canada, The
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