To invite sociologists to engage with the media at this particular moment in history hardly appears propitious. The proliferation of populist nationalisms and religious fundamentalisms around the world is emboldening politicians and celebrities—the line between the two being increasingly blurred in our infotainment era—to openly profess hostility towards or ignorance of expertise of all kinds. […]
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College Member and Western University Faculty of Law professor Valerie Oosterveld has been selected to lead a United Nations Women-funded project to learn more on the prosecution of sexual and gender-based crimes from the Special Court of Sierra Leone (2002-13), created to address serious crimes committed during the brutal armed conflict in the West African […]
Seeing the images of women and men around the world marching on January 21st in the collective defense of human rights is uplifting. If only Thomas Jefferson could see, for it was he who wrote in the 1776 American Declaration of Independence that “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created […]
Dr. Alain Beaudet, President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), announced today the appointment of Dr. Carrie Bourassa as incoming Scientific Director of CIHR’s Institute of Aboriginal Peoples’ Health. This appointment will take effect on February 1, 2017. Dr. Bourassa is Chair of Northern & Indigenous Health at the Health Sciences North Research […]
The 2017 College Nomination period is open. Nominations are welcome from College Members, Fellows, and Institutional Members. The deadline for nominations is March 8, 2017. A call for volunteers for the selection committee will be sent out in the new year. Protocols & Procedures Nomination Form
Photos from the 2016 Annual General Meeting have been posted on the RSC’s Flickr page, and the Member videos have all been posted on the RSC’s YouTube channel. The College Annual Meeting Minutes 2016 at the 2016 AGM are available online.
An opportunity for Members to participate in a College-initiated paper: One of the characteristics that differentiates the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) from the three long-standing Academies of the RSC is its interdisciplinary character. Indeed, not only are the majority of members of the College working across […]
The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists has elected Dr. Cynthia Milton of the Université de Montréal as its next President. Dr. Milton will assume the role as President during the Annual General Meeting of the Royal Society of Canada on the weekend of November 17-19, 2016, at the Four Points by Sheraton in […]
The RSC has named the incoming 80 members of The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Those named to the College represent the emerging generation of scholarly, scientific and artistic leadership in Canada. Together, the members of the College will address issues of particular concern to new scholars, artists and scientists, for the advancement […]