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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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James O. Young

10556

Affiliation

University of Victoria

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2015

Discipline

Philosophy / Ethics

Brian Young

3343

Affiliation

McGill University

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2006

Discipline

History

Prof. M Yovanovich

3671

Affiliation

University of Waterloo

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2010

Discipline

Engineering

Andrei K. Yudin

9824

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2013

Salim Yusuf

3309

Affiliation

McMaster University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2005

Discipline

Medical Sciences

Mr. Georges Zaccour

1676

Affiliation

Université de Montréal

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

2003

Discipline

Administration / Management
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Waldemar Zacharasiewicz

10183

Affiliation

University of Vienna

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2014

Dr. Mark Zacher

593

Affiliation

The University of British Columbia

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

1989

Discipline

Political Science

Prof. Gerald Zamponi

3566

Affiliation

University of Calgary

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2008

Discipline

Medical Sciences
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Peter Zandstra

10182

Affiliation

The University of British Columbia

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2014

Mark Zanna

1437

Affiliation

University of Waterloo

Academy

Academy of Social Sciences

Year Elected

1999

Discipline

Psychology
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Dr. Isztar Zawadzki

3469

Affiliation

McGill University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2007

Discipline

Atmospheric Sciences
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Natalie Zemon Davis

10840

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Year Elected

2016

Discipline

History
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Jiujun Zhang

11321

Affiliation

Shanghai University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2017
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Jingxu (Jesse) Zhu

10563

Affiliation

Western University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2015

Discipline

Engineering
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Shiping Zhu

10069

Affiliation

McMaster University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2014

Discipline

Engineering
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Weihua Zhuang

11322

Affiliation

University of Waterloo

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2017

Discipline

Engineering

Min Zhuo

3639

Affiliation

University of Toronto

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2009

Discipline

Animal Biology

Dr. James Zidek

1730

Affiliation

The University of British Columbia

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2003

Discipline

Mathematics and Computer Sciences

Dr. Martin Zuckermann

1391

Affiliation

Simon Fraser University

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1993

Discipline

Physics

Dr. Francis Zwiers

1935

Affiliation

Environment Canada

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

2004

Discipline

Atmospheric Sciences

Dr. Maciej Zworski

1468

Affiliation

University of California

Academy

Academy of Science

Year Elected

1999

Discipline

Mathematics and Computer Sciences

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