The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) Awards Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals

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