D. Graham Pearson, Canada Excellence Research Chair in Arctic Resources at the University of Alberta, has been elected as a Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada (RSC). Pearson, one of 89 new Fellows, joins the Academy of Science in the Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences division.
The newly elected Fellows have been elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement. Election to the academies of the RSC is one of the highest honours a scholar can achieve in the arts, humanities and sciences.
Founded in 1883, The Royal Society of Canada comprises: the Academy of the Arts and Humanities; the Academy of Social Sciences; and the Academy of Science. In addition, the RSC encompasses Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership, through The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.
The Society’s mission is to recognize scholarly, research and artistic excellence; to advise governments and organizations; and to promote a culture of knowledge and innovation in Canada and with other national academies.
Pearson will be officially inducted to the academies of the RSC on November 18, 2016, during the induction and awards ceremony at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts in Kingston, Ontario.