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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 affi liated 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

Isabella Bakker

3756

Affiliation

York University

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2011

Discipline

Political Science

Nicholas C. Bala

9737

Affiliation

Queen's University

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2013

Discipline

Law

Asen Balikci

15

Affiliation

Association for Balkan Anthropology

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

1984

Discipline

Anthropology

Bernhard Banaschewski

637

Affiliation

McMaster University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1962

Discipline

Mathematics and Computer Sciences

Dr. G. Michael Bancroft

638

Affiliation

Western University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1979

Discipline

Chemistry

Dr. John Bandler

640

Affiliation

McMaster University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1986

Discipline

Engineering

André Bandrauk

641

Affiliation

Université de Sherbrooke

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1992

Discipline

Chemistry
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Nemkumar Banthia

3748

Affiliation

The University of British Columbia

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2011

Discipline

Engineering
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Keith Banting

3846

Affiliation

Queen's University

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2012

Discipline

Political Science

Xiaoyi Bao

3632

Affiliation

University of Ottawa

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2009

Discipline

Physics
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David Barber

10876

Affiliation

University of Manitoba

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2016

Discipline

Earth Sciences

Mr. Henri Barki

1667

Affiliation

Université de Montréal

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2003

Discipline

Administration / Management

Dr. Julian Barling

1656

Affiliation

Queen's University

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2002

Discipline

Political Science

Martin Barlow

1392

Affiliation

The University of British Columbia

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1998

Discipline

Mathematics and Computer Sciences

Jean Barman

1655

Affiliation

The University of British Columbia

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2002

Discipline

History

Trevor Barnes

3757

Affiliation

The University of British Columbia

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2011

Discipline

Geography
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Christopher Barnes

642

Affiliation

University of Victoria

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1982

Discipline

Earth Sciences

Prof. Timothy Barnes

206

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

1985

Discipline

Classics / Humanities
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Lisa Barrett

3847

Affiliation

Northeastern University

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2012

Discipline

Psychology

Anthony Barrett

1481

Affiliation

The University of British Columbia

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2000

Discipline

Classics / Humanities
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Prof. Spencer Barrett

1393

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1998

Discipline

Plant Biology
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Louise Barrett

10853

Affiliation

University of Lethbridge

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2016

Discipline

Psychology

Dr. Leonard Barrie

1883

Affiliation

World Meteorological Organization

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2000

Discipline

Atmospheric Sciences

Robin Barrow

207

Affiliation

Simon Fraser University

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

1996

Discipline

Classics / Humanities

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