September 5, 2008

RSC 2008 New Fellows: Extending Excellence

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 5, 2008) - RSC: The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada, has elected 72 new Fellows and 2 Specially Elected Fellows(i). In keeping with the motto of the Society, "Different paths, one vision", the newly elected Fellows have diverse backgrounds and disciplines. They have been elected to the Academies of RSC by their peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement.

Founded in 1882, RSC is Canada's senior and most prestigious scholarly organization. Election to RSC is the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the Arts, Humanities and Sciences.

While continuing to pursue its original mandate to promote excellence in research and learning, RSC is also recognizing its unique opportunity to bridge Canada's brightest minds with Canadian youth nationwide.

"It is essential for RSC to continually evaluate its relevance and its role in today's world" said Dr. Yvan Guindon, President of the Society. "RSC is committing to engage our leading scholars in an increasing number of activities and programs designed to inspire students to pursue their academic dreams and to support them in so doing."

The complete list of newly elected Fellows and their affiliations is attached. The nomination citations for each of them can be obtained by visiting

This year's new Fellows will be inducted at a ceremony to be held on Saturday, 15 November, in Ottawa.

((i)These individuals have been offered Fellowship in the Society and have officially accepted the terms and conditions attached to this honour.)

By Academy - Division ACADEMY OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES Division of Humanities BASKERVILLE, Peter A.____Department of History, University of Alberta BELL, David______________Department of Religious Studies, Memorial __________________________University of Newfoundland BRYDON, Diana____________Department of English, Film and Theatre, __________________________University of Manitoba CHEETHAM, Mark A.________University College, University of Toronto DIAMOND, Beverley A.____ Department of Music, Memorial University of __________________________Newfoundland FERRIS, Ina______________Department of English, University of Ottawa LIBBEN, Gary H.__________Department of Linguistics, University of __________________________Alberta POCIUS, Gerald__________ Centre for Material Cultural Studies, __________________________Memorial University of Newfoundland POTVIN, Claudine________ Department of Modern Languages and Cultural __________________________Studies, University of Alberta SABOR, Peter____________ Department of English, McGill University VANCE, Jonathan F.______ Department of History, University of Western ________________________ Ontario WYNN, Graeme____________ Department of Geography, University of __________________________British Columbia Division des lettres et sciences humaines HERMON, Ella____________ Departement d'histoire, Universite Laval LAPIERRE, Andre__________Departement de Linguistique, Universite __________________________d'Ottawa LEROUX, Georges__________Departement de Philosophie, Universite du __________________________Quebec a Montreal MELANCON, Benoit________ Departement des litteratures de langue __________________________francaise, Universite de Montreal SIMON, Sherry____________Departement d'etudes francaises, Universite __________________________Concordia Arts Division/Division des arts MARTIN BATES, Pat________Visual Arts CAMERON, Eric____________Department of Art, University of Calgary WHEELER, Anne____________Visual Arts (Film) ACADEMY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES Division of Social Sciences BROWN, Jennifer S.H.____ Department of History, University of __________________________Winnipeg BRYM, Robert J.__________Department of Sociology, University of __________________________Toronto GUNDERSON, Morley________Centre for Industrial Relations and Human __________________________Resources, University of Toronto LYON, David______________Department of Sociology, Queen's University NEVITTE, Neil____________Department of Political Science, University __________________________of Toronto NUTTALL, Mark A.________ Department of Anthropology, University of __________________________Alberta STEWART, Miriam J.______ Faculty of Nursing, University of Alberta TAYLOR, D.R. Fraser______Geomatics and Cartographic Research Centre, __________________________Carleton University Division des sciences sociales CLEMENT, Richard________ Ecole de Psychologie, Universite d'Ottawa GAGNON, Alain-G.________ Departement de science politique, Universite __________________________du Quebec a Montreal KASIRER, Nicholas________Faculte de droit, Universite McGill PERETZ, Isabelle________ Departement de Psychologie, Universite de __________________________Montreal SAILLANT, Francine______ Departement d'anthropologie, Universite __________________________Laval ACADEMY OF SCIENCE Division of Applied Sciences and Engineering BEHIE, Leo A.____________Department of Chemical and Petroleum __________________________Engineering, University of Calgary DE SILVA, Clarence W.____Department of Mechanical Engineering, __________________________University of British Columbia GROVER, Wayne D.________ Department of Electrical and Computer __________________________Engineering, University of Alberta HABASHI, Wagdi G.________Department of Mechanical Engineering, __________________________McGill University KASAP, Safa______________Department of Electrical Engineering, __________________________University of Saskatchewan MOUFTAH, Hussein T.______School of Information Technology and __________________________Engineering, University of Ottawa NEALE, Kenneth W.________Department of Civil Engineering, __________________________University of Sherbrooke Division of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences CREASER, Robert A.______ Department of Earth and Atmospheric __________________________Sciences, University of Alberta HECKY, Robert E.________ Biology Department, University of Waterloo MUCCI, Alfonso__________ Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, __________________________McGill University SUTTLE, Curtis__________ Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, __________________________University of British Columbia Division of Life Sciences AMIR, Shimon____________ Department of Psychology, Concordia __________________________University BONEN, Arend____________ Department of Human Biology and Nutrition __________________________Sciences, University of Guelph BACKX, Peter H.__________Departments of Physiology and Medicine, __________________________University of Toronto BELOSEVIC, Mike__________Department of Biological Sciences, __________________________University of Alberta CRAIG, Ann Marie________ Brain Research Centre, University of __________________________British Columbia DIAMANDIS,______________ Department of Pathology and Laboratory Eleftherios P.__________ Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital KAUFFMAN, Stuart A.______Institute for Biocomplexity and Informatics, __________________________University of Calgary MARTIN, Renee Halo______ Department of Medical Genetics, University __________________________of Calgary MCCAULEY, Edward R.______Department of Biological Sciences, __________________________University of Calgary PERRY, Steve____________ Department of Biology, University of Ottawa SHETTLEWORTH, Sara J.____Department of Psychology, University of __________________________Toronto TYREE, Melvin T.________ Department of Renewable Resources, __________________________University of Alberta VANCE, Jean E.__________ Group on Molecular and Cell Biology of __________________________Lipids, University of Alberta VEILLETTE, Andre________ Laboratory of Molecular Oncology, CRIM, __________________________Universite de Montreal WALLACE, John____________Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, __________________________University of Calgary ZAMPONI, Gerald W.______ Department of Physiology and Biophysics, __________________________University of Calgary Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences BURGESS, Clifford________Department of Physics & Astronomy, McMaster __________________________University EKELAND, Ivan____________Department of Mathematics, University of __________________________British Columbia GUAN, Pengfei____________Department of Mathematics and Statistics, __________________________McGill University JAGER, Wolfgang__________Department of Chemistry, University of __________________________Alberta KASPI, Victoria Michelle________________Physics Department, McGill University LAFLAMME, Raymond________Institute for Quantum Computing, __________________________University of Waterloo LIU, Hui Chun____________Institute for Microstructural Sciences, __________________________Conseil National de Recherche Canada MEINRENKEN, Eckhard______Mathematics Department, University of __________________________Toronto PRUD'HOMME, Robert E.____Departement de chimie, Universite de __________________________Montreal SANCHE, Leon____________ Departement de medecine nucleaire et __________________________de radiobiologie, Universite de Sherbrooke SHOICHET, Molly S.______ Department of Chemistry, University of __________________________Toronto TSE, John S.____________ Department of Physics and Engineering __________________________Physics, University of Saskatchewan Specially Elected Fellows HERZBERG, Agnes M.______ Department of Mathematics, Queen's __________________________University PIPER, Martha C.________ President, University of British Columbia

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