Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Fellowship of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC) is an award granted to individuals that the Royal Society of Canada judges to have "made remarkable contributions in the arts, the humanities and the sciences, as well as in Canadian public life".[1]

As of 2017, there are over 2000 living Canadian fellows, including scholars, artists, and scientists such as Margaret Atwood, David Cronenberg, Philip J. Currie and Demetri Terzopoulos.[2][3]

There are four types of fellowship:[2]

  1. Honorary Fellows (a title of honour)
  2. Regularly Elected Fellows
  3. Specially Elected Fellows
  4. Foreign Fellows (neither residents nor citizens of Canada)
Fellowship of the
Royal Society of Canada
Awarded for"remarkable contributions in the arts, the humanities and the sciences, as well as in Canadian public life"[1]
Sponsored byRoyal Society of Canada
No. of Fellows2000+ (as of 2017)


  1. ^ a b "Fellows' Achievements". rsc.ca. Royal Society of Canada. 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Who are the Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada?". rsc.ca. Royal Society of Canada. 2017.
  3. ^ "Search for Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada". rsc.ca. Royal Society of Canada. 2017.
Anthony Moffat

Anthony (Tony)Lee Moffatt is an emeritus professor of astronomy at the Université de Montréal in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Dr. Moffatt was appointed as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2001. Dr. Moffatt's interests focus on massive stars (Wolf-Rayet stars in particular), stellar winds, binary stars, as well as the structure and dynamics of star formation regions and galaxies.

Bruce Chown

Bruce Chown, (November 10, 1893 – July 3, 1986) was a Canadian scientist who researched the blood factor known as the Rhesus factor and helped produced a Rh immune vaccine, Rh gamma globulin, which helps to prevent Erythroblastosis fetalis.

Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the son of Henry Havelock and Katherine (Farrel) Chown, he received a B.A. from McGill University in 1914. During World War I, he served in the Canadian Field Artillery and received the Military Cross. After the war, he received his medical degree from the University of Manitoba in 1922. He completed his postgraduate work in pediatrics at Babies' Hospital, Columbia University (1922–1923); Harriet Lane Home, Johns Hopkins University; and Nursery and Child's Hospital, Cornell University (1925–1926) becoming one of only a few trained pediatricians in Canada and the only one in Manitoba.

From 1926 to 1977, he was on the staff of the University of Manitoba. From 1944 to 1977, he was the Director of the Rh Laboratory in Winnipeg.

In 1967, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 1968, he received the Gairdner Foundation International Award. In 1970, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In 1995, he was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

In 1922, he married Gladys Webb. They had four children. After Gladys died in 1948, he married Allison Grant in 1949. They had one son.

David Chadwick Smith

David Chadwick Smith, (August 12, 1931 – May 22, 2000) was a Canadian economist, and the sixteenth Principal of Queen's University from 1984 to 1994.

In 1993, he was made a member of the Order of Canada. He was made a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1976.

H. Blair Neatby

Herbert Blair Neatby (11 December 1924 – 11 March 2018) was a Canadian historian.

Born on 11 December 1924 in Renown, Saskatchewan, he graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1950 and pursued graduate study at the University of Oxford and the University of Toronto. Neatby began teaching at Carleton University in 1964, received a Guggenheim fellowship in 1967 and was named a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1977. He died on 11 March 2018, at the Ottawa Civic Hospital.

Howard Petch

Howard Earle Petch, (12 May 1925 – 26 November 2018) was a Canadian academic administrator. He was the President of the University of Waterloo and the University of Victoria.

He received a Bachelor of Science, honours in physics and chemistry from McMaster University in 1949. He received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of British Columbia in 1952. He joined the department of physics at McMaster University in 1954. From 1958 to 1961 he was the chairman of the department of metallurgical engineering and was the Director of Research from 1961 to 1963. From 1963 to 1967, he was the Principal of Hamilton College.

In 1967, he became the Vice-President (academic) and a Professor of physics at the University of Waterloo. From 1969 to 1970, he was the President pro tem of the University of Waterloo. In 1975, he became President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Victoria. He also was a Professor of physics. He retired in 1990.

In 1990, he was awarded the Order of British Columbia. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

The Petch building at the University of Victoria, which houses the department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, was named in his honour.

Jack Hirsh

Jack Hirsh, (born January 5, 1935) is a Canadian clinician and scientist specializing in anticoagulant therapy and thrombosis.

Born in Melbourne, Australia, Hirsh is a graduate of the University of Melbourne Medical School. He studied hematology at Washington University in St. Louis, the London Postgraduate Medical School and the University of Toronto. In 1973 he joined the Faculty of Medicine of McMaster University. He is also the Director of the Hamilton Civic Hospital Research Centre.In 1999, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada in recognition for being "one of the best in his field" and "a renowned medical researcher as well as a teacher and administrator". In 2000, he was awarded the International Gairdner Research Award "in recognition of his pioneering contributions to our understanding of the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of thromboembolic disorders." In 2000, he was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Jean-Yves Duclos

Jean-Yves Duclos (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɑ̃ iv dyklo]; born 1965) is a Canadian Liberal politician, who was elected to represent the riding of Québec in the House of Commons of Canada in the 2015 federal election. He sits in the present federal Cabinet, headed by Justin Trudeau, as Minister of Families, Children and Social Development.Duclos attended the University of Alberta, where he earned an undergraduate degree in economics, followed by graduate and doctoral studies in economics at the London School of Economics. He formerly headed the economics department at Université Laval, and was, prior to his election to the House of Commons, the president-elect of the Canadian Economics Association. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2014.He is the first Liberal elected to represent his riding since Gilles Lamontagne, who left office in 1984.

John Bienenstock

Doctor John Bienenstock (born October 6, 1936) is a Hungarian-born Canadian doctor. He is considered one of the fathers of mucosal immunology.Born in Budapest, of Jewish parents, he escaped to England in 1939 with his parents. He was educated at St Paul's School in London and studied medicine at Kings London and Westminster Hospital medical school graduating with his MBBS degree in 1960. Bienenstock came to the United States to pursue research projects but left for Canada during the Vietnam War rather than be drafted as an army doctor. He joined McMaster University in 1968. He served as dean of Health Sciences, as vice-president of the Faculty of Health Sciences and as chair for the Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine at McMaster. He has also served as president of the Canadian Society for Immunology and of the Society of Mucosal Immunology. More recently, he became head of the Brain-Body Institute at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton.Bienenstock introduced the concept of a common mucosal immune system. He also studied the interactions between the nervous and immune systems.He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians (UK). Bienenstock was named a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1992 and was named to the Order of Canada in 2002. Bienenstock was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame in 2011.

John Willinsky

John Willinsky (born 1950) is a Canadian educator, activist, and author. Willinsky is currently on the faculty of the Stanford Graduate School of Education where he is the Khosla Family Professor. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He retains a partial appointment at SFU where he directs the Public Knowledge Project.

List of University of Toronto alumni

This list of University of Toronto alumni includes notable graduates, non-graduate former students, and current students of University of Toronto, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

To avoid redundancy, alumni who hold or have held faculty positions in the University of Toronto are placed on this list of alumni, and do not appear on the list of faculty. Individuals are ordered by the year of their first degree from the university.

For graduates of the Faculty of Arts and Science, college and satellite campus affiliations, if known, are indicated after degree years, with shorthands used for University College (U.C.), University of Trinity College (Trin.), Victoria University (Vic.), University of St. Michael's College (St.M.), Innis College (Innis), New College (New), Knox College (Knox), Regis College (Regis), Wycliffe College (Wyc.), Woodsworth College (Wdw.), Massey College (Massey), Scarborough Campus (UTSC) and Mississauga Campus (UTM).

Martin Daly

Martin Daly is a Professor of Psychology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and author of many influential papers on evolutionary psychology. His current research topics include an evolutionary perspective on risk-taking and interpersonal violence, especially male-male conflict and family violence. He and his wife, the late Margo Wilson, were the former editors-in-chief of the journal Evolution and Human Behavior and former presidents of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society.

He was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1998.Daly is one of the main researchers of the Cinderella effect, and has been interviewed in the press about it.

Michael Groden

Michael Groden (born 1947) is Professor of English at The University of Western Ontario.

Born in Buffalo, New York, Groden received a B.A. from Dartmouth College (magna cum laude) in 1969 and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1975. He is known for his involvement in the envisioning and development of James Joyce's Ulysses as hypertext and hypermedia with William H. Quillian and other scholars from around the world.

In 2007, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Paul Robert Magocsi

Paul Robert Magocsi (born January 26, 1945 in Englewood, New Jersey) is an American professor of history, political science, and Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto. He has been with the university since 1980, and became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1996. He currently acts as Honorary Chairman of the World Congress of Rusyns, and has authored many books on Rusyn history.Born in Englewood, New Jersey, Magocsi (his surname Magocsi is pronounced something like "magótchy", varying in different languages) is of Hungarian and Ruthenian (Rusyn) descent. He completed his undergraduate studies at Rutgers University B.A. in 1966; M.A. 1967, Princeton University in M.A. 1969, Ph.D. 1972. He then went to Harvard University, where he was a member of the Society of Fellows between 1973 and 1976. In 2013 he was awarded doctor honoris causa by the University of Presov in Slovakia.Magocsi has taught at Harvard University and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In 1996 he was appointed permanent fellow of the Royal Society of Canada - Canadian Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences.Besides his primary focus on East-Central European history, Magocsi is a scholar of nationality and ethnicity more generally, and edited the collection Aboriginal Peoples of Canada: A Short Introduction (2002).

Phil Gold

Phil Gold (born September 17, 1936) is a Canadian physician, scientist, and professor.

Born in Montreal, Quebec, he received a B.Sc. degree in 1957, a M.Sc. degree in 1961, a M.D. degree in 1961, and a Ph.D. in 1965 from McGill University. He obtained his Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada fellowship certification in Internal Medicine in November 1966.

In 1968, he co-discovered with Samuel O. Freedman the carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), which resulted in a blood test used in the diagnosis and management of people with cancer.

He is the Douglas G. Cameron Professor of Medicine, and Professor of Physiology and Oncology, at McGill University. He was Chairman of the Department of Medicine at McGill and Physician-in-Chief at the Montreal General Hospital.

In 1978, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and promoted to Companion in 1985. In 1989, he was made an Officer of the National Order of Quebec. In 1977, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In 1978, he was awarded the Gairdner Foundation International Award, awarded to three to six people for outstanding discoveries or contributions to medical science. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal and the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal. On April 13, 2010, he was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

Philip Gulliver

Philip Hugh Gulliver (2 September 1921 – 30 March 2018) was a Canadian anthropologist specifically in Oriental and African Studies, a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at York University and also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Robert Myers (physicist)

Robert C. Myers is a Canadian theoretical physicist. Myers is Faculty member at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and served as its Faculty Chair from 2011 to 2018. He is also an Adjunct Professor of physics at the University of Waterloo. He was previously a professor at McGill University. He did his undergraduate studies at University of Waterloo, gained his PhD at Princeton University, and was a postdoctoral researcher at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Myers' research concerns quantum fields and strings, and quantum gravity. His work focuses on foundational questions in quantum theory and gravity. His contributions span a broad range, from foundational quantum field theory to gravitational physics, black holes, and cosmology.

Myers won the 2005 CAP-CRM Prize in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics "for his outstanding contributions to theoretical physics, ranging from aspects in gravitational physics to foundational aspects of string theory."The Myers-Perry metric describes the higher-dimensional generalization of the Kerr metric.

Other awards Myers has won include the Canadian Association of Physicists' Herzberg Medal in 1999, the CAP-TRIUMF Vogt Medal in 2012, the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and the University of Waterloo Distinguished Alumni Award in 2018. In 2006, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Ronald Worton

Ronald G. Worton, (born April 2, 1942) is a Canadian doctor.Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he earned a BSc and MSc from the University of Manitoba and a PhD in medical biophysics from the University of Toronto. Worton pursued post-doctoral studies at Yale University. In 1971, he became director of the diagnostic cytogenetics laboratory at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Worton became geneticist in chief at the hospital and professor of Medical Genetics at the University of Toronto in 1985. In 1996, he became Director of Research at the Ottawa General Hospital and Chief Executive Officer of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, as well as professor of Medicine University of Ottawa.Worton and his team identified the dystrophin gene whose mutation is associated with Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophies. Under his leadership, the genetics department at The Hospital for Sick Children also identified genes associated with cystic fibrosis, Fanconi anemia, Wilson's disease, Wilms' tumor and Tay–Sachs disease.Worton served four years on the board of the Human Genome Organization, twelve years as associate director for the Canadian Genetic Diseases network, six years as head of the Canadian Genome Analysis and Technology Program and four years as founding scientific director of the Canadian Stem Cell Network.He was awarded a Gairdner Foundation International Award in 1989, was named an officer of the Order of Canada in 2012 and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He has also received the E. Mead Johnson Award for pediatrics research. In 2014, Worton was inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.Worton has retired from medical research and lives in Oakville, Ontario, spending his winters in Mesa, Arizona.

Royal Society of Canada

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC; French: Société royale du Canada), also known as the Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada (French: Académies des arts, des lettres et des sciences du Canada), is the senior national, bilingual council of distinguished Canadian scholars, humanists, scientists and artists. The primary objective of the RSC is to promote learning and research in the arts, the humanities and the sciences. The RSC is Canada’s National Academy and exists to promote Canadian research and scholarly accomplishment in both official languages, to recognize academic and artistic excellence, and to advise governments, non-governmental organizations and Canadians on matters of public interest.

William Henry Collins

William Henry Collins (October 26, 1878 – January 14, 1937) was a Canadian geologist. He was educated at the University of Toronto, Heidelberg University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His 31-year career with the Geological Survey of Canada included 16 years as Director of the Survey. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and served as President of the Society's geological and biological sciences section. He was also President of the Geological Society of America.

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