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The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) names new Fellows

September 5, 2012

OTTAWA, Sept. 5, 2012 /CNW/ – The Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada
have elected 71 new Fellows, including one Foreign Fellow, 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.

“This year, in the year of its 130th anniversary, the RSC is pleased to
congratulate the new cohort of Fellows and welcome them among its
ranks. These Fellows were recently elected by their peers in a highly
competitive environment of numerous, first-rate candidates. Through
their exceptional work, these new Fellows pursue the distinguished work
of a long line of researchers and creators who have contributed to
expand Canada’s intellectual, artistic and scientific resources to
support Canada’s population and its international scope” said Professor
Yolande Grisé, President of the RSC.

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

This year’s new Fellows will be inducted to the RSC during the Induction
and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, November 17, 2012 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.

SOURCE Royal Society of Canada, The

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