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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 affiliated 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

Alice Aiken

10636

Affiliation

Dalhousie University

Academy

College of New Scholars

Year Elected

2015
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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

Prof. Kamal Al-Haddad

11651

Affiliation

École de Technologie Supérieure - ÉTS

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2018

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

Dr. Theresa Allen

3298

Affiliation

University of Alberta

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2005

Discipline

Medical Sciences
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Prof. Barry Allen

10812

Affiliation

McMaster University

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2016

Discipline

Philosophy / Ethics

Howard Alper

618

Affiliation

University of Ottawa

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1984

Discipline

Chemistry
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Yusuf Altintas

3745

Affiliation

The University of British Columbia

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2010

Discipline

Engineering

Shimon Amir

3565

Affiliation

Concordia University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2008

Discipline

Animal Biology
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Mme Valérie Amiraux

11720

Affiliation

Université de Montréal

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2018

Alidad Amirfazli

10299

Affiliation

York University

Academy

College of New Scholars

Year Elected

2014
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Dr. Cristina Amon

3754

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2011

Discipline

Engineering

Dr. Dimitry Anastakis

10654

Affiliation

Trent University

Academy

College of New Scholars

Year Elected

2015

Dr. Dimitry Anastakis

10654

Affiliation

Trent University

Academy

College of New Scholars

Year Elected

2015
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Mr. Pierre Anctil

3838

Affiliation

University of Ottawa

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2012

Discipline

History
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Mr. Pierre Anctil

3838

Affiliation

University of Ottawa

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2012

Discipline

History

Raymond Andersen

1502

Affiliation

The University of British Columbia

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2000

Discipline

Chemistry

Dr. Chris Andersen

10637

Affiliation

University of Alberta

Academy

College of New Scholars

Year Elected

2014

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