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Our History

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) was established under an Act of Parliament in 1883 as Canada’s National Academy, the senior collegium of distinguished scholars, artists and scientists in the country.

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Council & Committees

The direction of the RSC is given by the Society’s Council, an Executive Committee of the Council, and the Society’s Executive Officers, as assisted by several non-executive officers, several standing and ad hoc committees, and the President’s Advisory Council.

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Regional Activities

Regional Activities allow RSC Fellows, New Scholars, Institutional Members, and other stakeholders to engage more directly and dynamically in their distinct geographic regions.

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OUR MISSION

The RSC is the recognized pre-eminent body of independent scholars, researchers and creative people in Canada whose Fellows comprise a collegium that can provide intellectual leadership for the betterment of Canada and the world.

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INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERS

Read about the benefits, our member partners, the nominating process, and how your organization can become an Institutional Member of the RSC.

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VOICES OF THE RSC

Voices of the RSC is a series of written interventions from Fellows and Members of the College of New Scholars. The articles provide timely looks at matters of importance to Canadians, expressed by the emerging generation of Canada’s academic leadership. Opinions presented are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of the College of New Scholars nor the Royal Society of Canada.

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