Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

To be invited to become a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada is considered the highest honour that can be attained by scholars, artists and scientists in this country. There are over 2000 fellows nationwide who have been peer-elected for their remarkable contributions to the arts, the humanities and the sciences, as well as in Canadian public life. Fellows of the Royal Society are considered to be the best in their field. 

Below is a listing of those who received fellowship while on faculty at Memorial:

2016Nancy Dahn, University Research Professor, School of Music
2016Timothy Steeves, University Research Professor, School of Music
2015 Azizur Rahman, University Research Professor,  Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
2013Barbara Neis, University Research Professor, Department of Sociology
2012Carole Peterson, University Research Professor, Department of Psychology
2012Peter Pope, University Research Professor, Department of Archaeology
2011Ian Jordaan, Professor Emeritus, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science
2011Danny Summers, University Research Professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics 
2010Priscilla Renouf, Department of Archaeology (deceased)
2009John (Sean) Brosnan, University Research Professor, Department of Biochemistry
2009Patrick Parfrey, University Research Professor, Faculty of Medicine
2008David Bell, University Research Professor, Department of Religious Studies
2008Beverley Diamond, Professor, School of Music
2008Gerald Pocius, University Research Professor, Department of Folklore
2007Vit Bubenik, Professor Emeritus, Department of Linguistics
2006Ronald Rompkey, Department of English Language and Literature (deceased)
2002Jean Briggs, Professor Emerita, Department of Anthropology
2001Derek Nurse, University Research Professor, Department of Linguistics
1999Greg Kealey, University Research Professor, Department of History
1997John Hewson, Professor Emeritus, Department of Linguistics
1984James Tuck, Professor Emeritus, Department of Archaeology
1983Michael Rochester, Professor Emeritus, Department of Earth Sciences
1982Christopher Barnes, Professor, Department of Earth Sciences
1982David Strong, University Research Professor, Department of Earth Sciences
1982George Story, Department of English Language and Literature (deceased)
1978Robert Paine, Department of Anthropology (deceased)
1972Harold Williams, Department of Earth Sciences (deceased)
1972David Idler, Director of the Marine Science Laboratory (deceased)

Keynote Presentations

The Royal Society of Canada (Atlantic), CBC Ideas and Memorial University sponsored a series of events titled "Dialogue on Knowledge and Democracy" which took place from October 6 – 9, 2015. Moderated by Paul Kennedy, host of CBC Ideas, keynote presentations were given by Harry Collins, a sociologist of science at the School of Social Sciences at Cardiff University and Sheila Jasanoff, a specialist in science and technology studies and public reason from Harvard University. The video of their presentations can be viewed below:

Harry Collins

Sheila Jasanoff

New Fellow Public Lectures

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) launched the New Fellow Public Lecture series in 2013 with the primary objective of promoting learning and research in the arts, the humanities and the natural and social sciences. Presentations by Memorial's newest Fellows are featured on the RSC's YouTube page and can be viewed on the links highlighted below:

Dr. Barbara Neis, University Research Professor, Department of Sociology and the Senior Research Associate in the SafetyNet Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Research -  "Working on the Edge"

Dr. Peter Pope, University Resarch Professor, Departments of Archaeology and History - 
"Breton Fishers in Northern Newfoundland, 1500-1904: the Archaeology of a Transatlantic Landscape"

Dr. Carole Peterson, University Research Professor, Department of Psychology - 
"A Stroll Down Memory (Research) Lane: Preliteracy Oral Skills, Eyewitness Memory in Children, and Childhood Amnesia"

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