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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

Mr. Gérard Bouchard

34

Affiliation

Université du Québec à Chicoutimi

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

1985

Discipline

History

Mr. Jacques Bouchard

1409

Affiliation

Université de Montréal

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

1999

Discipline

Literature

Bernard Boudreau

3760

Affiliation

Dalhousie University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2011

Discipline

Ocean Sciences

Mrs. Josiane Boulad-Ayoub

35

Affiliation

Université du Québec à Montréal

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

1995

Discipline

Philosophy / Ethics

Mr. Hédi Bouraoui

36

Affiliation

York University

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

1997

Discipline

Creative Writing

Carrie Bourassa

10308

Affiliation

Health Sciences North Research Institute

Academy

College of New Scholars

Year Elected

2014
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Mr. Richard Bourhis

3841

Affiliation

Université du Québec à Montréal

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2012

Discipline

Psychology

Dr. Larry Bourne

229

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

1985

Discipline

Geography

Dr. Arthur Bourns

681

Affiliation

McMaster University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1964

Discipline

Chemistry
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Charles Bourque

10887

Affiliation

McGill University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2016

Discipline

Medical Sciences
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Craig Boutilier

10143

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2014

Discipline

Mathematics and Computer Sciences

Stan Boutin

3373

Affiliation

University of Alberta

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2006

Discipline

Animal Biology
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Michel Bouvier

10087

Affiliation

Université de Montréal

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2014

Dr. Anthony Bowen

683

Affiliation

Dalhousie University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1995

Discipline

Ocean Sciences
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Mark Boyce

10095

Affiliation

University of Alberta

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2014

Dr. Monica Boyd

230

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

1997

Discipline

Sociology
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David Boyd

685

Affiliation

The University of British Columbia

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1980

Discipline

Mathematics and Computer Sciences
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Dr. Susan Boyd

3848

Affiliation

The University of British Columbia

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2012

Discipline

Law

Marcel Boyer

38

Affiliation

Université de Montréal

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

1992

Discipline

Economics

Bettina Bradbury

9744

Affiliation

York University

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2013

Bettina Bradbury

9744

Affiliation

York University

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2013

Dr. Keith Bradley

231

Affiliation

University of Notre Dame

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

1996

Discipline

Classics / Humanities

Dr. Keith Bradley

231

Affiliation

University of Victoria

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

1996

Discipline

Classics / Humanities

Marjorie Brand

10309

Affiliation

University of Ottawa

Academy

College of New Scholars

Year Elected

2014

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