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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

Jacques Vanier

1878

Affiliation

Université de Montréal

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1988

Discipline

Physics

Dr. Scott Vanstone

1335

Affiliation

University of Waterloo

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1998

Discipline

Mathematics and Computer Sciences
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David Vaughan

10914

Affiliation

University of Manchester

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2016

Discipline

Earth Sciences

Prof. David Vaver

11739

Affiliation

York University

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2018

Discipline

Law

Dr. Warren Veale

1337

Affiliation

University of Calgary

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1988

Discipline

Animal Biology

Dr. John Vederas

1338

Affiliation

University of Alberta

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1997

Discipline

Chemistry

André Veillette

3558

Affiliation

Université de Montréal

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2008

Discipline

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Dr. Jan Veizer

1339

Affiliation

University of Ottawa

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1986

Discipline

Earth Sciences

Christl Verduyn

3342

Affiliation

Mount Allison University

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2006

Discipline

Literature

Desh Verma

1340

Affiliation

Ohio State University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1986

Discipline

Plant Biology

Jill Vickers

1697

Affiliation

Carleton University

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2003

Discipline

Political Science
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Peter Alan Victor

10566

Affiliation

York University

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2015

Discipline

Economics

Dr. Ashok Vijh

1341

Affiliation

Institut de recherche d'Hydro-Québec

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1985

Discipline

Chemistry

Vaïra Vìke-Freiberga

1786

Affiliation

Université de Montréal

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

1990

Discipline

Political Science
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David Villeneuve

10140

Affiliation

National Research Council

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2014

Discipline

Physics

Paul Villeneuve

177

Affiliation

Université Laval

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

1996

Discipline

Geography

Mr. Patrick Vinay

1342

Affiliation

Université de Montréal

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1991

Discipline

Medical Sciences

Dr. Warwick Vincent

1616

Affiliation

Université Laval

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2002

Discipline

Microbiology and Biochemistry

Prof. Manuella Vincter

11717

Affiliation

Carleton University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2018

Discipline

Mathematics and Computer Sciences

Leo Vining

1343

Affiliation

Dalhousie University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1974

Discipline

Microbiology and Biochemistry
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Lynne Viola

10181

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2014

Discipline

History
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Hans Vogel

3893

Affiliation

University of Calgary

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2012

Discipline

Microbiology and Biochemistry

Dr. Gregor von Bochmann

672

Affiliation

University of Ottawa

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1997

Discipline

Applied Science
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Leah Vosko

10567

Affiliation

York University

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2015

Discipline

Political Science

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