Eight McGill faculty members elected to Royal Society of Canada
Eight accomplished McGill faculty members are among the 62 new Fellows announced by the Royal Society of Canada.
Eight accomplished McGill faculty members are among the 62 new Fellows announced by the Royal Society of Canada
"The Royal Society of Canada is an illustrious body to which our top scholars are elected by their peers," noted McGill Principal and Vice-Chancellor Heather Munroe-Blum. "We are very pleased and proud that eight members of the McGill faculty have been recognized in this way."
The eight new McGill RSC fellows are:
In the Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences:
Nancy Adler, Faculty of Management
A distinguished communicator, Professor Adler uses innovative arts-based conceptualizations in her research on cross-cultural management and global leadership, including the leadership of the world's most senior women.
In the Académie des lettres et des sciences humaines:
Daniel Guitton, Department of Neuropsychology, Montreal Neurological Institute
Dr Guitton's research on neurons that control eye-head movement has led to new ideas of how eye-head movements toward a target are accomplished.
In the Academy of Science:
Life Sciences Division:
Eric Shoubridge, Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery and Department of Human Genetics, Montreal Neurological Institute
Eric Shoubridge's identification of genetic defects in mitochondrial genes and his investigations on how mitochondria are inherited have led to significant insights into the mechanisms underlying these diseases and, as well, important diagnostic tools providing the opportunity for genetic counselling and treatment. Dr Shoubridge is an International Research Scholar of the Howard Hughes Medical Research Institute.
Applied Science and Engineering Division:
Denis Mitchell, Department of Civil Engineering
Professor Mitchell's advances in the area of structural engineering have contributed greatly to the study of stress and impact on concrete structures, and have led to important earthquake and impact-resistant codes and standards for design.
Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences Division:
A.E. (Willy) Williams-Jones, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
An outstanding teacher and scientist, Professor Williams-Jones is a top authority on geochemistry of hydrothermal processes. He has contributed to research on the origin of the canali on Venus.
Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division:
Adi Eisenberg, Department of Chemistry
Professor Eisenberg's structural studies in the field of polymer science have resulted in important architectural models with potential applications in areas ranging from nano-electronics to drug delivery.
Martin Grant, Department of Physics
A world leader in modern research on the origin and formation of complex structures, Martin Grant has advanced some of the most innovative computer-based models for complex systems to date.
Jacques Hurtubise, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Professor Hurtubise's contributions to Mathematics and Physics have earned him an international reputation as a foremost authority on the topology of moduli spaces.
The new RSC Fellows will be officially presented at a ceremony to be held November 20, 2004. The RSC press release and members' citations can be viewed on the Royal Society's website.
This announcement brings to 115 the number of McGill's Royal Society of Canada Fellows. To see the complete list, consult the Research Office website.
The Royal Society of Canada
The Royal Society of Canada, the Canadian Academy of the Sciences and Humanities, is the senior national body of distinguished Canadian scientists and scholars. Its primary objective is to promote learning and research in the natural and social sciences and in the humanities. The Society consists of approximately 1,800 Fellows: men and women from across the country who are selected by their peers for outstanding contributions to the arts and sciences.
McGill University is Canada's leading research-intensive university and has earned an international reputation for scholarly achievement and scientific discovery. Founded in 1821, McGill has 21 faculties and professional schools which offer more than 300 programs from the undergraduate to the doctoral level. McGill attracts renowned professors and researchers from around the world and top students from more than 150 countries, creating one of the most dynamic and diverse education environments in North America. There are approximately 23,000 undergraduate students and 7,000 graduate students. McGill was recently named Canadian Research University of the Year in the Medical/Doctoral category based on research funding and publication information compiled by Research Infosource. It is one of two Canadian members of the American Association of Universities. McGill's two campuses are located in Montreal, Canada.