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WHO THEY ARE 

Today the fellowship comprises four categories: Honorary Fellows, Regularly Elected Fellows, Specially Elected Fellows and Foreign Fellows. The initial fellowship was selected by a committee headed by the Principal of McGill University, Sir John William Dawson, and by the former Premier of Quebec, Pierre J.O. Chauveau, who served respectively as the first two Presidents of the Society. This founding cohort of Fellows included Sir Sandford Fleming, the originator of the world system of Standard Time, and Sir William Osler, one of the greatest physicians of his day. Since 1882, new Fellows have been nominated and elected by their peers who are themselves Fellows of the Society. Over 3,700 scholars and artists have been inducted into to the fellowship over the past hundred and thirty years.

Today, the Society counts over 2,000 Canadian Fellows. While the early fellowship was drawn primarily from Quebec and Ontario, since that time its geographic reach has expanded to include scholars and artists drawn from every region of Canada.

Approximately 20 per cent of the fellowship indicates French as their first language. Most Fellows hold, or have held, positions in Canadian universities, although many are primarily affi liated with research institutes, government agencies, or private sector laboratories and think tanks. Today the By-laws provide that up to 75 nominees may be elected each year. In addition to Regularly Elected Fellows, the Society also inducts up to seven Specially Elected Fellows per year for contributions to the objectives of the Society other than by scholarship and research.

Annually, the Society also elects up to four Foreign Fellows who, at the time of their election, are neither residents nor citizens of Canada and who, by their exceptionally distinguished intellectual accomplishments in the arts, humanities and sciences, have helped promote the object of the Society in ways that have clear relevance for Canadian society. Finally, the By-laws envisage the election by the Council of the Society of up to two Honorary Fellows upon recommendation of the President during each presidential term.

THE ACADEMIES

The RSC consists of three bilingual Academies embracing a broad range of scholarly disciplines and artistic fields.

Academy I is the Academy of the Arts and Humanities. There are three Divisions of Academy I: an Anglophone Division (I) - Humanities; a Francophone division (II) - Lettres et sciences humaines; and a bilingual Division for the Arts (III) - embracing architecture, creative writing, and the arts.

Academy II is the Academy of Social Sciences. There are two Divisions of Academy II: an Anglophone Division (I) - Social Sciences; and a Francophone Division (II) - Sciences sociales.

Academy III is the Academy of Science. There are four Divisions of Academy III: Applied Sciences and Engineering; Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences; Life Sciences; and Mathematical and Physical Sciences. Each Division of Academy III is comprised of both English-speaking and French-speaking Fellows. 

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FELLOWS DIRECTORY

Jonathan Abbatt

9731

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2012

Dr. Irving Abella

190

Affiliation

York University

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

1993

Discipline

History

Justice Rosalie Abella

191

Affiliation

Supreme Court of Canada

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

1997

Discipline

Law

Simaan AbouRizk

9732

Affiliation

University of Alberta

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2013
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Roberto Abraham

10549

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2015

Discipline

Astronomical Sciences

Peter Abrams

3297

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2005

Discipline

Animal Biology

Dr. János Aczél

612

Affiliation

University of Waterloo

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1971

Discipline

Mathematics and Computer Sciences

Dr. Heribert Adam

1480

Affiliation

Simon Fraser University

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2000

Discipline

Sociology
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Wiktor Adamowicz

3443

Affiliation

University of Alberta

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2007

Discipline

Economics

Emanuel Adler

9733

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2013

Dr. Nancy Adler

1936

Affiliation

McGill University

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2004

Discipline

Administration / Management

Dr. Ian Affleck

613

Affiliation

The University of British Columbia

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1991

Discipline

Physics

Dr. Joseph Agassi

193

Affiliation

York University

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

1993

Discipline

Philosophy / Ethics

Dr. Albert Aguayo

614

Affiliation

McGill University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1984

Discipline

Medical Sciences

Alfred Aho

9734

Affiliation

Columbia University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2013
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J. Stewart Aitchison

3666

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2010

Discipline

Engineering
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Sally Aitken

11331

Affiliation

The University of British Columbia

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2017

Dr. Mustafa Akcoglu

615

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1978

Discipline

Mathematics and Computer Sciences

Dr. A. John Alcock

616

Affiliation

National Research Council

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1982

Discipline

Physics

Dr. A. John Alcock

616

Affiliation

National Research Council Canada

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1982

Discipline

Physics

Mr. Yvan Allaire

1737

Affiliation

Université de Montréal

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

1990

Discipline

Administration / Management

Jacques Allard

3258

Affiliation

Université du Québec à Montréal

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2005

Discipline

Literature

Dr. Robert Allen

195

Affiliation

Nuffield College

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

1994

Discipline

Economics
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Barry Allen

10812

Affiliation

McMaster University

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2016

Discipline

Philosophy / Ethics

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