Royal Society of Canada
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.
Eligibility: Candidates must be no more than 15 years from the conferral of the PhD or equivalent qualification. For the cohort of 2023 (due Dec 2022), a candidate must have received their PhD or equivalent no earlier than January 1, 2008. 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, by Sept 22/22: https://prizes.research.ubc.ca/notice-planned-rsc-nomination
For nomination support: Contact Meaghan Miller, Award Nomination Development Officer firstname.lastname@example.org
See also: RSC Fellows