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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

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Prof. Keren Rice

3835

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2012

Discipline

Linguistics

Carla Rice

11455

Affiliation

University of Guelph

Academy

College of New Scholars

Year Elected

2017

Prof. Pierre J.H. Richard

1195

Affiliation

Université de Montréal

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1993

Discipline

Earth Sciences
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Michael P. Richards

10083

Affiliation

Simon Fraser University

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2014

J. Brent Richards

11066

Affiliation

McGill University

Academy

College of New Scholars

Year Elected

2016
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Harvey Richer

10084

Affiliation

The University of British Columbia

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2014

Discipline

Physics

Prof. Chantelle Richmond

10669

Affiliation

Western University

Academy

College of New Scholars

Year Elected

2015

Prof. Chantelle Richmond

10669

Affiliation

Western University

Academy

College of New Scholars

Year Elected

2015

Dr. Laurence Ricou

3338

Affiliation

The University of British Columbia

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2006

Discipline

Literature
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Prof. Loren Rieseberg

3684

Affiliation

The University of British Columbia

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2010

Discipline

Plant Biology

Dr. John Ripmeester

1523

Affiliation

National Research Council

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2000

Discipline

Chemistry

Dr. John Ripmeester

1523

Affiliation

National Research Council Canada

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2000

Discipline

Chemistry

Dr. Andrew Rippin

3339

Affiliation

University of Victoria

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2006

Discipline

Theology / Religious Studies

Prof. Arthur Ripstein

3737

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2010

Discipline

Philosophy / Ethics

Dr. David Risk

10366

Affiliation

St. Francis Xavier University

Academy

College of New Scholars

Year Elected

2014

John Rist

493

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

1976

Discipline

Classics / Humanities
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Janice Ristock

10863

Affiliation

University of Manitoba

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2016

Dr. James Ritchie

1197

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1989

Discipline

Plant Biology

Mrs. Suzanne Rivard

3268

Affiliation

Université de Montréal

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2005

Discipline

Administration / Management

Dr. María Luisa Rivero

1950

Affiliation

University of Ottawa

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2004

Discipline

Linguistics

Dr. Kent Roach

1640

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2002

Discipline

Law

Dr. Bernard Robaire

9805

Affiliation

McGill University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2013

Mr. Fernand Roberge

1198

Affiliation

Université de Montréal

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1995

Discipline

Engineering

Mr. Jean-Claude Robert

153

Affiliation

Université du Québec à Montréal

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

1987

Discipline

History

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