OTTAWA, MarketWire, March 26 2013 - The Royal Society of Canada has awarded 28 prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals. This distinction is an expression of appreciation for significant contributions to scholarship, arts and science, as well as the invaluable services rendered to one’s peers and one’s community.
The Society held an open nomination process, and a large number of nominations were received for scholars, artists and scientists whose achievements in service to the RSC, and in service to scholarship and the arts in Canada, have been remarkable.
A large number of the medals were awarded in collaboration with Institutional Member universities of the RSC.
The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal was created in 2012 to mark the 60th anniversary of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the Throne as Queen of Canada. This commemorative medal has been presented over the last year to 60 000 deserving Canadians to celebrate significant contributions and achievements.
The names of the recipients follow.
BELOSEVIC, Miodrag (Mike) - Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
BEUGNOT, Bernard - Département d'études françaises, Université de Montréal
BONIN, Bernard - École nationale d’administration publique
BOULAD-AYOUB, Josiane - Département de philosophie, Université du Québec à Montréal
BRODIE, Janine - Department of Political Science, University of Alberta
DAVIES, Gwendolyn - English and School of Graduate Studies, University of New Brunswick
DEMERS, Patricia - Department of English, University of Alberta
GRACE, Sherrill - Department of English, The University of British Columbia
HANSSON, Carolyn - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo
HRUDEY, Steve - Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Alberta
KOLB, Bryan - Department of Neuroscience, University of Lethbridge
LOCKWOOD, David - Institute for Microstructural Sciences, National Research Council Canada
MAHEU, Louis - Département de sociologie, Université de Montréal
MAJOR, Robert - Département de français, University of Ottawa
MARTIN, Peter - Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto
MCDANIEL, Susan - Prentice Institute for Global Population and Economy, University of Lethbridge
MCGARRY, John - Department of Political Studies, Queen's University
MCLEAN, Alexander - Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Toronto
MUSSIVAND, Tofy - Cardiovascular Devices Division, University of Ottawa
RACHUBINSKI, Richard - Department of Cell Biology, University of Alberta
REID, John - Department of History, Saint Mary's University
REMPEL, Garry - Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Waterloo
ROOTS, Betty - Department of Cell and Systems Biology, University of Toronto
SAINT-PIERRE, Céline - Département de sociologie, Université du Québec à Montréal
SMITH, Daniel - Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Alberta
SOKOLOWSKI, Marla - Department of Biology, University of Toronto
WU, Ke - Department of Electrical Engineering, École Polytechnique de Montréal
YOUNG, R. Paul - Office of the Vice-President, Research, University of Toronto