Royal Society of Canada Fellows


Royal Society of Canada

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Award Details

Royal Society of Canada (RSC) Fellows are those with exceptional and original publications, intellectual achievements, and creative activities, with achievements in the arts, humanities, social sciences, or sciences. They are either Canadian citizens or have been Canadian Permanent Residents for at least 3 consecutive years. Download the 2022 FRSC Nomination Guide.

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:

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

2) Nomination by Institutional Member (UBC):

  • UBC can nominate Fellows 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: 

For nomination support: Contact Meaghan Miller, Award Nomination Development Officer

See also: RSC College Members

Previous Award Winners


  • Barbara Arneil (Political Science), Jiahua Chen (Statistics) , Villy Christensen (Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries), Nicholas Coops (Forest Resources Management), Marcel Franz (Physics & Astronomy), Kai Li (Sauder School of Business), Steven Miller (Pediatrics / BC Children's Hospital), Fabio Rossi (School of Biomedical Engineering / Medical Genetics), Margaret Schabas (Philosophy), Sunera Thobani (Asian Studies)


  • Alejandro Adem (Mathematics), Jeannette Armstrong (Community, Culture and Global Studies), Curtis Berlinguette (Chemistry / Chemical and Biological Engineering), Isabel Grant (Peter A. Allard School of Law), Stephen Guy-Bray (English Language and Literatures), C.W. (Toph) Marshall (Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies), Raymond Ng (Computer Science), Roger Wilson (Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies), Alison Wylie (Philosophy)


  • Jinhua Chen (Asian Studies), Mark Halpern (Physics & Astronomy), Scott Hinch (Forest & Conservation Sciences), Ara Norenzayan (Psychology), Leonie Sandercock (School of Community and Regional Planning), Alla Sheffer (Computer Science), Amanda Vincent (Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries


  • Susanna Braund (Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies), David Huntsman (Pathology & Laboratory Medicine), Patricia Schulte (Zoology), Poul Sorensen (Pathology & Laboratory Medicine), Rashid Sumaila (Institute for Oceans & Fisheries), Michael Whitlock (Zoology), Juncheng Wei (Mathematics)


  • Uri Ascher (Computer Science), Andrea Damascelli (Physics & Astronomy), Shoukat Dedhar (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology), Peter Dauvergne (Political Science), Bryan Gick (Linguistics), Daniel Justice (First Nations and Indigenous Studies), Shawn Mansfield (Wood Science), Christopher Overall (Oral Biological and Medical Sciences), Thomas Oxland (Mechanical Engineering/Orthopaedics)

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