OTTAWA, Sept. 9 / Marketwired / The Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada have elected 90 new Fellows, including three Foreign Fellows, three Specially Elected Fellows, and one Honorary Fellow. The newly elected Fellows have diverse backgrounds and disciplines. They have been elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement. Election to the academies of the Royal Society of Canada is the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the Arts, Humanities and Sciences. Click here to view a complete list of newly elected Fellows and their nomination citations.

“The RSC warmly welcomes this year’s 90 newly elected Fellows. These outstanding scholars, artists and scientists will be joining the Society due to their outstanding work in the arts, humanities and sciences,” said Graham Bell, President of the Royal Society of Canada. “By promoting and recognizing these leading intellectuals and researchers, the Royal Society of Canada continues to be on the forefront of significant advances for the betterment of Canada and the world.”

This year's new Fellows will be inducted to the academies of the RSC during the Induction and Awards Ceremony on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City. To register for this event, please visit the Society’s website at

Founded in 1882, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) comprises the Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada. 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.

Erika Kujawski, Senior Officer, Communications, The Royal Society of Canada, (613) 991-6990 Ext. 105,;; @RSCTheAcademies