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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. Christopher Wood

1728

Affiliation

McMaster University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2003

Discipline

Animal Biology

Dr. Eric F. Wood

9823

Affiliation

Princeton University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2013

Discipline

Earth Sciences

Dr. James Woodgett

1530

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2000

Discipline

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Dr. John Woods

588

Affiliation

The University of British Columbia

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

1990

Discipline

Philosophy / Ethics

Dr. Edward Woods

1380

Affiliation

Queen's University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1987

Discipline

Mathematics and Computer Sciences

Alexander Woodside

589

Affiliation

The University of British Columbia

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

1990

Discipline

History

Dr. Arch Woodside

1501

Affiliation

Boston College

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2000

Discipline

Administration / Management

Dr. Daniel Woolf

3358

Affiliation

Queen's University

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2006

Discipline

History

Prof. Andrew Woolford

11022

Affiliation

University of Manitoba

Academy

College of New Scholars

Year Elected

2016

Dr. Michael Wortis

1381

Affiliation

Simon Fraser University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1997

Discipline

Physics

Dr. Jeffrey Wrana

3389

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2006

Discipline

Molecular Biology and Genetics
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Gerard Wright

3894

Affiliation

McMaster University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2012

Discipline

Microbiology and Biochemistry

Stephen Isaac Wright

11063

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

College of New Scholars

Year Elected

2016
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Julia M. Wright

11311

Affiliation

Dalhousie University

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2017

Discipline

Linguistics

Dr. Ke Wu

3292

Affiliation

École Polytechnique de Montréal

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2005

Discipline

Engineering
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Prof. Bin Wu

11320

Affiliation

Ryerson University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2017

Discipline

Engineering

James Wuest

1384

Affiliation

Université de Montréal

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1996

Discipline

Chemistry

Stephen Wyatt

11434

Affiliation

Université de Moncton

Academy

College of New Scholars

Year Elected

2017

Prof. Graeme Wynn

3507

Affiliation

The University of British Columbia

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2008

Discipline

History
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Zhenghe Xu

10529

Affiliation

University of Alberta

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2015

Discipline

Applied Science

Prof. Yunjie Xu

11719

Affiliation

University of Alberta

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2018

Discipline

Chemistry
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Dr. Dan-Xia Xu

27185

Affiliation

National Research Council of Canada

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2019
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Norman Yan

3895

Affiliation

York University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2012

Discipline

Animal Biology

En-hui Yang

3628

Affiliation

University of Waterloo

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2009

Discipline

Engineering

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