Royal Society

The Royal Society of Canada

Recognizing Canadian Research Excellence

Since 1882, the Royal Society of Canada has been Canada’s National Academy of distinguished scholars, artists, and scientists. Its programs and activities recognize and honour outstanding Canadian scholars, artists, and scientists, and help to translate academic knowledge to benefit Canadian society.

The RSC is best known for two national programs recognizing research excellence:

  1. Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada; and
  2. Members of the College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists.

Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

Being invited to become a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada is considered to be the most esteemed honour that can be attained by scholars, artists, and scientists in Canada. There are over 2000 fellows nationwide who have been peer-elected for their distinguished contributions to the sciences, arts, and humanities. Their work impacts the betterment of Canada and the world. “Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada” is a sought-after designation that signals significant achievements in research and scholarship over an academic career. Only elected Fellows are entitled to use the honourific “FRSC” after their signature.

The University of Lethbridge wishes to recognize the following members as Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada:

 

Academy

Discipline

Year Elected

Dr. Louise Barrett

Academy of Social Sciences

Psychology

2016

Dr. Bryan Kolb

Academy of Science

Microbiology & Biochemistry

2000

Dr. Susan McDaniel

Academy of Social Sciences

Sociology

1994

Dr. Bruce McNaughton

Academy of Science

Medical Sciences

2016

Dr. Joseph Rasmussen

Academy of Science

Biological Sciences

2016

Dr. Ian Whishaw

Academy of Science

Medical Sciences

1998

Dr. John Woods

Academy of the Arts and Humanities

Philosophy/Ethics

1990

 


 

College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

In 2014, the Royals Society of Canada established the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists is Canada's first national system of multi-disciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership. Membership in the College is specifically awarded to outstanding mid-career academics who have made a significant contribution and who show great promise.

The mandate of the College is “To gather scholars, artists and scientists at a highly productive stage of their careers into a single collegium where new advances in understanding will emerge from the interaction of diverse intellectual, cultural and social perspectives.” 

The University of Lethbridge wishes to recognize the following as members of the Royal Society College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists:

 

Department

Year Elected

Dr. Yale Belanger

Department of Political Science

2017

Dr. Andrew Iwaniuk

Department of Neuroscience

2014

Dr. Ute Kothe

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

2017

Dr. Artur Luczak

Department of Neuroscience

2016