Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists


Royal Society of Canada

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Award Details

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists is Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership. Members of the College are Canadians and Permanent Residents who, at an early stage of their career, have demonstrated a high level of achievement. The criteria for election is excellence, and membership is for seven years. 

Review the RSC Nomination Procedure and Components of a Nomination/Guide.

Eligibility: Candidates must be no more than 15 years from the conferral of the PhD or equivalent qualification. For the cohort of 2024 (due Dec 2023), a candidate must have received their PhD or equivalent no earlier than January 1, 2009. Career interruptions can extend this eligibility period. Review the RSC FAQs 


Departments, divisions, institutes, schools and faculties are encouraged to embed equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) considerations in their nomination strategies. 

There are two distinct routes by which candidates may be nominated for election to the Society: 

1) Nomination by Fellow or College member:

  • Fellows or current College members are eligible to nominate candidates and are encouraged to support their peers.
  • Nominations of UBC faculty members by RSC members are submitted by the nominator, but can access ORPA support.

2) Nomination by Institutional Member (UBC):

  • UBC can nominate College members as an Institutional Member (under UBC's President). IM nominations do not carry additional weight in the RSC adjudication process.
  • Nominations under this category are facilitated by the VPRI Office of Research Prizes and Awards.

Please submit notice of planned RSC nominations, including requests for institutional nominations and renominations, by September 21, 2023:

For nomination support: Contact Stephanie O'Neill, Award Nomination Development Officer 

See also: RSC Fellows

Previous Award Winners


  • Emily D. Cranston (Wood Science / Chemical and Biological Engineering)


     Jian Liu (School of Engineering)


    Eli Puterman (School of Kinesiology) 


  • Kimberley Brownlee (Philosophy)


    Eric Li (Management)


    Christoph Ortner (Mathematics)


  • Sheryl Lightfoot (Political Science, First Nations and Indigenous Studies and the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, UBCV)


  • Abbas S. Milani (School of Engineering / Materials and Manufacturing Research Institute)


    Catharine Winstanley (Psychology)


  • Vanessa Andreotti (Educational Studies)


    Lukas Chrostowski (Electrical & Computer Engineering)


  • Lori Brotto (Obstetrics & Gynaecology)


    Ayesha Chaudhry (Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice)


    William Cheung (Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries)


    Kiley Hamlin (Psychology)


    Teresa Liu-Ambrose (Physical Therapy)


  • George Belliveau (Language & Literacy Education)


    Kai Chan (Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability)


    Christina Laffin (Asian Studies)


    Joanna McGrenere (Computer Science)


    Christian Steidl (Pathology & Laboratory Medicine)


    Zhen (Jane) Wang (Electrical & Computer Engineering) 

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