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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

Dr. Mladen Vranic

1347

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1997

Discipline

Medical Sciences

Prof. Stephen Waddams

561

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

1988

Discipline

Law
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William Waiser

3432

Affiliation

University of Saskatchewan

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2007

Discipline

History
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James Waldram

10142

Affiliation

University of Saskatchewan

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2014

Discipline

Anthropology

Dr. Roger Walker

1349

Affiliation

McMaster University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1981

Discipline

Earth Sciences

James W. St.G. Walker

9817

Affiliation

University of Waterloo

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2013
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Craig Walker

10811

Affiliation

Queen's University

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2016

Discipline

Arts

Dr. Alan Walker

563

Affiliation

McMaster University

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

1984

Discipline

Art History

Dr. Gordon Walker

1348

Affiliation

The University of British Columbia

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1975

Discipline

Astronomical Sciences

Dr. Gordon Walker

1348

Affiliation

University of Victoria, The University of British Columbia

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1975

Discipline

Astronomical Sciences

Mr. Anthony Wall

3599

Affiliation

University of Calgary

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2009

Discipline

Literature

John Wallace

3554

Affiliation

University of Calgary

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2008

Discipline

Medical Sciences

John Wallace

3554

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2008

Discipline

Medical Sciences

Dr. Michael Walsh

3641

Affiliation

University of Calgary

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2009

Discipline

Microbiology and Biochemistry

John Walsh

1351

Affiliation

The University of British Columbia

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1982

Discipline

Mathematics and Computer Sciences

Patrick J. Walsh

9818

Affiliation

University of Ottawa

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2013

Dr. Stephen Walter

9819

Affiliation

McMaster University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2013

Carl Walters

1352

Affiliation

The University of British Columbia

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1998

Discipline

Animal Biology

Yu Tian Wang

3388

Affiliation

The University of British Columbia

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2006

Discipline

Medical Sciences

Dr. Jerry Wang

1353

Affiliation

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1984

Discipline

Microbiology and Biochemistry
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Quan Wang

10875

Affiliation

University of Manitoba

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2016

Discipline

Engineering
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Suning Wang

4028

Affiliation

Queen's University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2015

Discipline

Chemistry

Dr. Lawrence Wang

1354

Affiliation

University of Alberta

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1993

Discipline

Animal Biology
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Frank Wania

11316

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2017

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