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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

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Martin Sharp

10102

Affiliation

University of Alberta

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2014

Discipline

Earth Sciences

The Honourable Robert Sharpe

515

Affiliation

Court of Appeal for Ontario

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

1991

Discipline

Law

Dr. Maya Shatzmiller

1694

Affiliation

Western University

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2003

Discipline

History

Dr. Joseph Shaw

516

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

1993

Discipline

Anthropology / Archaeology

W. David Shaw

517

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

1985

Discipline

Literature

Dr. William Shea

518

Affiliation

Università di Padova

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

1989

Discipline

History & Philosophy of Science
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Elizabeth Sheehy

10137

Affiliation

University of Ottawa

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2014

Discipline

Law
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Xuemin Shen

10560

Affiliation

University of Waterloo

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2015

Discipline

Engineering

Gordon Shepherd

1251

Affiliation

York University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1981

Discipline

Physics

John Shepherd

1496

Affiliation

Carleton University

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2000

Discipline

Musicology

John Shepherd

1496

Affiliation

Carleton University

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2000

Discipline

Musicology
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Dr. Theodore Shepherd

3468

Affiliation

University of Reading

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2007

Discipline

Atmospheric Sciences
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Colleen Sheppard

10864

Affiliation

McGill University

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2016

Discipline

Law

Susan Sherwin

1433

Affiliation

Dalhousie University

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

1999

Discipline

Philosophy / Ethics

Dr. Nancy Sherwood

1252

Affiliation

University of Victoria

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1990

Discipline

Animal Biology

Barbara Sherwood Lollar

1927

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2004

Discipline

Earth Sciences

Sara Shettleworth

3551

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2008

Discipline

Animal Biology
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David Shoesmith

10907

Affiliation

Western University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2016

Discipline

Chemistry

Prof. Molly Shoichet

3576

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2008

Discipline

Chemistry

Dr. Edward Shorter

520

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

1995

Discipline

History

Prof. William Shotyk

11666

Affiliation

University of Alberta

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2018

Dr. Eric Shoubridge

1928

Affiliation

McGill University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2004

Discipline

Molecular Biology and Genetics
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Nigel Shrive

10872

Affiliation

University of Calgary

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2016

Discipline

Engineering

Dr. Adrian Shubert

9809

Affiliation

York University

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2013

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