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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

Robert Roberts

9806

Affiliation

University of Ottawa Heart Institute

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2013

Discipline

Medical Sciences

Dr. R. Robertson

1200

Affiliation

University of Calgary

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1965

Discipline

Chemistry

Raleigh Robertson

3643

Affiliation

Queen's University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2009

Discipline

Animal Biology

Prof. Harold Robertson

8252

Affiliation

Dalhousie University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2010

Discipline

Medical Sciences

Réjean Robidoux

154

Affiliation

University of Ottawa

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

1980

Discipline

Literature

Mrs. Régine Robin-Maire

155

Affiliation

Université du Québec à Montréal

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

1988

Discipline

Literature

Prof. Arthur Robson

3617

Affiliation

Simon Fraser University

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2009

Discipline

Economics

Yves Roby

156

Affiliation

Université Laval

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

1993

Discipline

History

Guy Rocher

157

Affiliation

Université de Montréal

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

1973

Discipline

Sociology

Dr. Michael Rochester

1203

Affiliation

Memorial University of Newfoundland

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1983

Discipline

Earth Sciences

Dr. Michael Rochester

1203

Affiliation

Memorial University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1983

Discipline

Earth Sciences

Dr. John Roder

3686

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2010

Discipline

Medical Sciences

Derek Roff

1524

Affiliation

University of California

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2000

Discipline

Animal Biology
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Dr. Andrew Roger

3892

Affiliation

Dalhousie University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2012

Discipline

Medical Sciences

Dr. David Rogers

9807

Affiliation

Carleton University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2013

Dr. Allan Ronald

1525

Affiliation

University of Manitoba

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2000

Discipline

Medical Sciences

Noralou Roos

3664

Affiliation

University of Manitoba

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2009

Discipline

Medical Sciences

Leslie Roos

3687

Affiliation

University of Manitoba

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2010

Discipline

Medical Sciences

Dr. Betty Roots

1206

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1989

Discipline

Animal Biology
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Dr. Jonathan Rose

3864

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2012

Discipline

Engineering
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Federico Rosei

4080

Affiliation

Institut national de la recherche scientifique

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2014

Discipline

Engineering

Dr. Shayna Rosenbaum

10367

Affiliation

York University

Academy

College of New Scholars

Year Elected

2014
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Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal

3876

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2012

Discipline

Mathematics and Computer Sciences

Dr. Christine Ross

3738

Affiliation

McGill University

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2010

Discipline

Art History

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