The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) 2012 Medal and Award Recipients

The Royal Society of Canada has announced the recipients of 11 medals and awards, which recognize outstanding achievements in several fields of research and scholarship.

"Recognizing the exemplary achievements of our humanists, scientists and artists is a national duty. On this 130th anniversary of its establishment, the Royal Society of Canada is delighted to celebrate the talent, research and creativity of its 2012 award winners honoured by the Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada with awards, medals and distinctions. On behalf of the approximately 2,000 Fellows of the RSC, I would like to warmly welcome the happy recipients of these honours and encourage Canadians to share our joy and pride and applaud this magnificent success” said RSC President Yolande Grisé.

The medals and awards will be presented at the Society's Induction & Awards Ceremony on the afternoon of Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the Ottawa Convention Centre.

A complete list of this year's winners, recipient citations and information on the nature of the awards is available on the Society's website:

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.

For further information:
Erika Kujawski, Senior Officer of Communications, The Royal Society of Canada, (613) 991-6990 Ext. 105, Mobile: (613) 816-4967,; Internet:; Twitter: