Ten researchers and scholars named as Royal Society of Canada Fellows

Posted on Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Top (l to r): Colleen Sheppard, Guy Rouleau, William Foulkes, Hosahalli Ramaswamy and Cindy Blackstock. Bottom (l to r): David Plant, Paul Lasko, Hanadi Sleiman, Charles Bourque and Thomas Lamarre.

Top (l to r): Colleen Sheppard, Guy Rouleau, William Foulkes, Hosahalli Ramaswamy and Cindy Blackstock.
Bottom (l to r): David Plant, Paul Lasko, Hanadi Sleiman, Charles Bourque and Thomas Lamarre.

Today, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) announced the induction of 89 new Fellows, 10 of which are McGill researchers and scholars. The new cohort of Fellows will be formally inducted into the RSC on November 18, in Kingston. They join the more than 160 McGill-affiliated Fellows inducted to the Society since 1966.

Established in 1882, the RSC is Canada’s national academy of distinguished scholars, artists and scientists. The RSC consists of over 2,000 Fellows who have been selected by their peers for outstanding contributions to the natural and social sciences, arts and humanities. The RSC works to advise governments and organizations while recognizing academic excellence in Canada.

This year’s inductees represent McGill’s excellence across the disciplines, with research interests ranging from systemic discrimination and equality rights to developing better a understanding of the genetic bases for diseases

“It is a wonderful honour for McGill to have ten of our scholars inducted into the Royal Society of Canada,” said Dr. Rosie Goldstein, Vice-Principal, Research and Innovation. “The RSC does invaluable work in promoting Canadian scholarship, and we are proud that our colleagues are making significant contributions to that mission.”

The Royal Society of Canada’s annual meeting will be held in Kingston, Ontario in November. Formal induction of this year’s laureates will occur at that time.

McGill’s 2016 Royal Society of Canada Fellows:

Cindy Blackstock, Professor, School of Social Work, Faculty of Arts

Charles Bourque, James McGill Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Researcher, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre; Associate Member, Department of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine

William Foulkes, James McGill Professor of Oncology, Medicine, and Human Genetics, Faculty of Medicine

Thomas Lamarre, James McGill Professor in East Asian Studies, Associate Professor in Communication Studies, Faculty of Arts

Paul Lasko, Professor of Biology, Faculty of Science

David Plant, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Hosahalli S. Ramaswamy, Professor of Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Science

Guy Rouleau, Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine

Colleen Sheppard, Professor, Faculty of Law

Hanadi Sleiman, Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in DNA Nanoscience, Professor of Chemistry, Faculty of Science

 

 

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