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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

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Marie Beaulieu

11276

Affiliation

Université de Sherbrooke

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2017

John Beck

1816

Affiliation

University of California Los Angeles

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1970

Discipline

Medical Sciences

Axel Becke

1504

Affiliation

Dalhousie University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2000

Discipline

Chemistry

Mrs. Sandra Beckett

1894

Affiliation

Brock University

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2004

Discipline

Literature

Dr. Margaret Becklake

651

Affiliation

McGill University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1991

Discipline

Medical Sciences
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Donald Beecher

10825

Affiliation

Carleton University

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2016

Discipline

Literature
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Monique Bégin

23

Affiliation

University of Ottawa

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

1996

Discipline

Sociology

Leo Behie

3546

Affiliation

University of Calgary

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2008

Discipline

Engineering
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Michael Behiels

3749

Affiliation

University of Ottawa

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2011

Discipline

History
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Marcel A. Behr

11332

Affiliation

McGill University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2017

Discipline

Microbiology and Biochemistry

Ronald Steven Beiner

3350

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2006

Discipline

Political Science

Mr. Mario Béland

3595

Affiliation

Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2009

Discipline

Art History

Gérard Bélanger

25

Affiliation

Université Laval

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

1982

Discipline

Economics

Guy Bélanger

652

Affiliation

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1990

Discipline

Applied Science

Mr. André-Jacques Bélanger

24

Affiliation

Université de Montréal

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

1988

Discipline

Political Science

David Bell

3504

Affiliation

Memorial University

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2008

Discipline

Theology / Religious Studies

John Bell

9740

Affiliation

University of Ottawa

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2013

Allan Bell

3437

Affiliation

University of Calgary

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2007

Discipline

Arts

John Bell

3590

Affiliation

Western University

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2009

Discipline

Philosophy / Ethics

Dr. Graham Bell

653

Affiliation

McGill University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1994

Discipline

Animal Biology

David Bell

3504

Affiliation

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2008

Discipline

Theology / Religious Studies
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Marie-Claire Belleau

10523

Affiliation

Université Laval

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2015

Discipline

Law

Jean-Guy Belley

3259

Affiliation

McGill University

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2005

Discipline

Journalism

Miodrag Belosevic

3557

Affiliation

University of Alberta

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2008

Discipline

Animal Biology

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