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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. John Warkentin

565

Affiliation

York University

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

1982

Discipline

Geography

Prof. Germaine Warkentin

3594

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2009

Discipline

Literature

M. Jean-Philippe Warren

11723

Affiliation

Concordia University

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2018
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Prof. Cheryl Krasnick Warsh

11309

Affiliation

Vancouver Island University

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2017

Discipline

History

Dr. Roderick Wasylishen

1357

Affiliation

University of Alberta

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1998

Discipline

Chemistry

David Waterhouse

566

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

1990

Discipline

Area Studies

Dr. Donovan Waters

567

Affiliation

University of Victoria

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

1982

Discipline

Law

Prof. Elizabeth Waterston

3819

Affiliation

University of Guelph

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2011

Discipline

Literature
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Dr. Nadine Wathen

10675

Affiliation

Western University

Academy

College of New Scholars

Year Elected

2015

Dr. James Watson

1358

Affiliation

National Research Council

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1990

Discipline

Chemistry

Dr. James Watson

1358

Affiliation

National Research Council Canada

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1990

Discipline

Chemistry
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Danielle Way

11815

Affiliation

Western University

Academy

College of New Scholars

Year Elected

2018

Danial Wayner

1626

Affiliation

National Research Council

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2002

Discipline

Chemistry

Danial Wayner

1626

Affiliation

National Research Council Canada

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2002

Discipline

Chemistry

Andrew Weaver

1601

Affiliation

University of Victoria

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2001

Discipline

Atmospheric Sciences

Dr. John C. Weaver

9820

Affiliation

McMaster University

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2013
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Jeremy Webber

10866

Affiliation

University of Victoria

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2016

Discipline

Law

Grégoire Webber

27268

Affiliation

Queen's University

Academy

College of New Scholars

Year Elected

2019

Christopher Webster

569

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

1996

Discipline

Psychology

Dr. Jill Webster

570

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

1991

Discipline

Languages / Philology
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Prof. Juncheng Wei

27205

Affiliation

The University of British Columbia

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2019
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Charles Weijer

10839

Affiliation

Western University

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2016

Discipline

Philosophy / Ethics

Prof. Paul Weiler

571

Affiliation

Harvard University

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

1990

Discipline

Law

Joel Weiner

3820

Affiliation

University of Alberta

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2011

Discipline

Microbiology and Biochemistry

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