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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

Dr. Roseann Runte

189

Affiliation

Carleton University

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

1998

Discipline

Literature

Dr. Benjamin Rusak

1459

Affiliation

Dalhousie University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1999

Discipline

Medical Sciences

Dr. Michael Ruse

501

Affiliation

Florida State University

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

1986

Discipline

History

Prof. Richard Russell

1214

Affiliation

The University of British Columbia

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1966

Discipline

Earth Sciences

Prof. Peter Russell

1808

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

1988

Discipline

Political Science
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Dr. Thomas J. Ruth

27203

Affiliation

TRIUMF

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2019

Dr. Douglas Ruthven

1215

Affiliation

University of Maine

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1989

Discipline

Engineering

James Rutka

3821

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2011

Discipline

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Nathaniel Rutter

1216

Affiliation

University of Alberta

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1992

Discipline

Earth Sciences

Prof. Peter Sabor

3506

Affiliation

McGill University

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2008

Discipline

Literature

Mr. Louis Sabourin

160

Affiliation

l'École nationale d'administration publique

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

1977

Discipline

Political Science
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Andrew Sachrajda

11366

Affiliation

National Research Council of Canada

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2017

Discipline

Physics

Dr. David Sackett

1890

Affiliation

McMaster University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1992

Discipline

Medical Sciences

Dr. Ann Saddlemyer

502

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

1976

Discipline

Creative Writing

Dr. Ann Saddlemyer

502

Affiliation

University of Victoria

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

1976

Discipline

Creative Writing
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Dr. John Saddler

3483

Affiliation

The University of British Columbia

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2007

Discipline

Microbiology and Biochemistry

Mr. Alexandre Sadetsky

1674

Affiliation

Université Laval

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2003

Discipline

Linguistics

Prof. Francine Saillant

3536

Affiliation

Université Laval

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2008

Discipline

Anthropology

Mr. Bernard Saint-Jacques

1776

Affiliation

The University of British Columbia

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

1983

Discipline

Linguistics

Fernande Saint-Martin

161

Affiliation

Université du Québec à Montréal

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

1982

Discipline

Art History
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Lori Saint-Martin

9808

Affiliation

Université du Québec à Montréal

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2013

Dr. Céline Saint-Pierre

162

Affiliation

Université du Québec à Montréal

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

1989

Discipline

Sociology

Dr. Dennis Salahub

1217

Affiliation

University of Calgary

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1998

Discipline

Chemistry

Dr. C. Andre Salama

1598

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2001

Discipline

Engineering

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