OTTAWA, Sept. 20 / Marketwired / The Fellowship of the Royal Society of Canada has Presidents-Elect of its three Academies as well as a President-Elect of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. "Once again the Fellowship has elected outstanding leaders from throughout Canada to serve at a time when science and research are being called upon. These four individuals have answered that call”, said RSC President Maryse Lassonde.
The Academy of the Arts and Humanities has elected Jean Grondin, of the Université de Montréal.
The Academy of Social Sciences has elected Alain G. Gagnon, of the Université du Québec à Montréal.
The Academy of Science has elected Vijaya Raghavan, of McGill University.
The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists has elected Cynthia Milton, of the Université de Montréal.
The Presidents-Elect will assume office during the Annual General Meeting of the RSC on the weekend of November 17-19, 2016 at the Four Points by Sheraton in Kingston, Ontario.
Founded in 1882, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) comprises the Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences, as well as Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership, The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. The RSC’s 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 world.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:Erika Kujawski, Manager, Communications & Publications, The Royal Society of Canada, (613) 991-5642, firstname.lastname@example.org; www.rsc-src.ca; @RSCTheAcademies