THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF CANADA ANNOUNCES RESULTS FROM 2017 COLLEGE OF NEW SCHOLARS PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

OTTAWA, Nov. 21 / Marketwired / The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada is pleased to announce Joanna Quinn, of Western University, as President-Elect. "It’s an honour to be asked to serve as President of The College.  I look forward to working with Canada’s emerging intellectual leaders to connect College members in useful and innovative ways that showcase the depth and breadth of our collective research.”, said President-Elect Joanna Quinn.

“We’re extremely proud of not only Professor Quinn’s research at Western, which examines how societies acknowledge and cope with past crimes, but of her leadership within the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists,” says John Capone, Western’s Vice-President (Research). “It comes at a time Western and the RSC alike are taking great strides to increase scholarly connections and promote excellence in research.”

Joanna Quinn will assume the office of President-Elect during the Celebration of Excellence of the RSC on the weekend of November 23-25, 2017 at the Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Her two-year term as President of the College will begin in November 2018. To view Dr. Quinn’s bio and CV, please click here.

The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists is Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership. The Members of the College are scholars and artists, who, at an early stage in their career, have demonstrated a high level of achievement. The College has gender parity and linguistic and cultural diversity. Scientists, artists, researchers in the humanities, and social scientists of the College strive to overcome disciplinary and academic boundaries in the common pursuit of knowledge. The College seeks to participate in our society at various levels, through engagement with government, through our communities and through our schools from K-12 and beyond.

Founded in 1882, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) comprises the Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences; in addition to Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership, The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Its 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.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Erika Kujawski, Manager, Communications & Publications, The Royal Society of Canada, (613) 991-5642, communications@rsc-src.ca; www.rsc-src.ca; @RSCTheAcademies