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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

Madeleine Blanchet

30

Affiliation

Conseil des affaires sociales

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

1989

Discipline

Psychology

Dr. Chris Bleackley

1605

Affiliation

University of Alberta

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2002

Discipline

Molecular Biology and Genetics
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Benjamin Blencowe

11334

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2017

Discipline

Microbiology and Biochemistry

William Blissett

223

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

1979

Discipline

Literature

Edward Blodgett

224

Affiliation

University of Alberta

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

1986

Discipline

Creative Writing

Dr. Thomas Bloom

671

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1987

Discipline

Mathematics and Computer Sciences

Dr. Rhoda Blostein

1440

Affiliation

McGill University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1999

Discipline

Microbiology and Biochemistry
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David Blowes

11313

Affiliation

University of Waterloo

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2017

Discipline

Earth Sciences
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Stewart Blusson

10877

Affiliation

Association for Mineral Exploration B.C.

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2016

Discipline

Earth Sciences

Dr. Robin Boadway

225

Affiliation

Queen's University

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

1986

Discipline

Economics

Peter Boag

1572

Affiliation

Queen's University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2001

Discipline

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Janice Boddy

1654

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2002

Discipline

Anthropology / Archaeology

Mr. Richard Bodéüs

32

Affiliation

Université de Montréal

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

1994

Discipline

Philosophy / Ethics
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Joerg Bohlmann

10515

Affiliation

The University of British Columbia

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2015

Discipline

Plant Biology

Diethard Bohme

673

Affiliation

York University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1994

Discipline

Chemistry
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Robert Boily

11336

Affiliation

Inforex Inc.

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2017

Gérard Boismenu

9743

Affiliation

Université de Montréal

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2013

Aurélien Boivin

1787

Affiliation

Université Laval

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

1998

Discipline

Literature

Michel Boivin

3619

Affiliation

Université Laval

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2009

Discipline

Psychology
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Christian Bök

10805

Affiliation

Charles Darwin University

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2016

Discipline

Creative Writing

Dr. Lawrence Boland

1549

Affiliation

Simon Fraser University

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2001

Discipline

Economics

Roberto Bolli

3390

Affiliation

University of Louisville

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2006

Discipline

Medical Sciences

Dr. Charles Bolton

676

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1985

Discipline

Astronomical Sciences

J. Richard Bond

677

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1996

Discipline

Astronomical Sciences

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