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WHO THEY ARE 

Today the fellowship comprises four categories: Honorary Fellows, Regularly Elected Fellows, Specially Elected Fellows and Foreign Fellows. The initial fellowship was selected by a committee headed by the Principal of McGill University, Sir John William Dawson, and by the former Premier of Quebec, Pierre J.O. Chauveau, who served respectively as the first two Presidents of the Society. This founding cohort of Fellows included Sir Sandford Fleming, the originator of the world system of Standard Time, and Sir William Osler, one of the greatest physicians of his day. Since 1882, new Fellows have been nominated and elected by their peers who are themselves Fellows of the Society. Over 3,700 scholars and artists have been inducted into to the fellowship over the past hundred and thirty years.

Today, the Society counts over 2,000 Canadian Fellows. While the early fellowship was drawn primarily from Quebec and Ontario, since that time its geographic reach has expanded to include scholars and artists drawn from every region of Canada.

Approximately 20 per cent of the fellowship indicates French as their first language. Most Fellows hold, or have held, positions in Canadian universities, although many are primarily affi liated with research institutes, government agencies, or private sector laboratories and think tanks. Today the By-laws provide that up to 75 nominees may be elected each year. In addition to Regularly Elected Fellows, the Society also inducts up to seven Specially Elected Fellows per year for contributions to the objectives of the Society other than by scholarship and research.

Annually, the Society also elects up to four Foreign Fellows who, at the time of their election, are neither residents nor citizens of Canada and who, by their exceptionally distinguished intellectual accomplishments in the arts, humanities and sciences, have helped promote the object of the Society in ways that have clear relevance for Canadian society. Finally, the By-laws envisage the election by the Council of the Society of up to two Honorary Fellows upon recommendation of the President during each presidential term.

THE ACADEMIES

The RSC consists of three bilingual Academies embracing a broad range of scholarly disciplines and artistic fields.

Academy I is the Academy of the Arts and Humanities. There are three Divisions of Academy I: an Anglophone Division (I) - Humanities; a Francophone division (II) - Lettres et sciences humaines; and a bilingual Division for the Arts (III) - embracing architecture, creative writing, and the arts.

Academy II is the Academy of Social Sciences. There are two Divisions of Academy II: an Anglophone Division (I) - Social Sciences; and a Francophone Division (II) - Sciences sociales.

Academy III is the Academy of Science. There are four Divisions of Academy III: Applied Sciences and Engineering; Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences; Life Sciences; and Mathematical and Physical Sciences. Each Division of Academy III is comprised of both English-speaking and French-speaking Fellows. 

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FELLOWS DIRECTORY

Mr. Raymond Bartnikas

644

Affiliation

Institut de recherche d'Hydro-Québec

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1988

Discipline

Applied Science
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Sylvia Beth Bashevkin

1565

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2001

Discipline

Political Science

Peter Baskerville

3503

Affiliation

University of Alberta

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2008

Discipline

History
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Richard Bathurst

11318

Affiliation

Royal Military College of Canada

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2017

Discipline

Engineering

Dr. Alan Batten

648

Affiliation

National Research Council

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1977

Discipline

Astronomical Sciences

Dr. Alan Batten

648

Affiliation

National Research Council Canada

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1977

Discipline

Astronomical Sciences

Prof. Robert Batterman

3586

Affiliation

Western University

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2009

Discipline

History & Philosophy of Science

Marie Battiste

9738

Affiliation

University of Saskatchewan

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2013

Mr. Alain Baudot

16

Affiliation

York University

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

1993

Discipline

Literature

Jean-Louis Baudouin

17

Affiliation

Cour d'appel du Québec

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

1979

Discipline

Law

Dr. Bernard Baum

649

Affiliation

Agriculture and Agrifood Canada

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1981

Discipline

Plant Biology

Janet Bavelas

210

Affiliation

University of Victoria

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

1995

Discipline

Psychology
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Mr. Iain Baxter&

9739

Affiliation

University of Windsor

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2013
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Dr. Françoise Baylis

3421

Affiliation

Dalhousie University

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2007

Discipline

Philosophy / Ethics

Mr. Bernardo Bazán

20

Affiliation

University of Ottawa

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

1995

Discipline

Philosophy / Ethics
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Lori G. Beaman

10537

Affiliation

University of Ottawa

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2015

Discipline

Theology / Religious Studies

Richard Beamish

1503

Affiliation

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2000

Discipline

Atmospheric Sciences

Dr. Paul Beamish

3609

Affiliation

Western University

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2009

Discipline

Administration / Management

Dr. Joyce Beare-Rogers

1815

Affiliation

Health Canada

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1989

Discipline

Medical Sciences
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Alain Beaudet

3879

Affiliation

Canadian Institute of Health Research

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2012

Discipline

Medical Sciences

James Beaudoin

1439

Affiliation

National Research Council

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1999

Discipline

Applied Science

James Beaudoin

1439

Affiliation

National Research Council Canada

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1999

Discipline

Applied Science
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Dr. Paul Beaudry

1938

Affiliation

The University of British Columbia

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2004

Discipline

Economics

Dr. Norman Beaulieu

1636

Affiliation

University of Alberta

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2002

Discipline

Engineering

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