Royal Society of Canada Elects this Year’s New Fellows
The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and its Members have elected this year’s new Fellows and named the incoming class of The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.
Eighty-seven new Fellows in the Academies of Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science have been elected by their peers for their outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement. Recognition by the RSC is the highest honour an individual can achieve in the Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences.
Two new fellows in particular related to our society:
Ian Mann is an influential and world-renowned expert in space science and space weather research. His research has delivered transformative new understanding of extreme space radiation and the dynamics of the near-Earth space environment. Mann’s leadership at the United Nations promotes the translation of research to policy excellence, steering international efforts to mitigate extreme space weather impacts. From leading cubesat missions to issuing auroral alerts, he tirelessly promotes lifelong learning.
Doug Wallace is an oceanographer who uses observations of chemical distributions to unravel the complex biogeochemical processes that connect the ocean and the atmosphere. He introduced several approaches and tools that have had long-lasting impact on our understanding of marine biogeochemistry and its connection with climate, especially with respect to the uptake of carbon dioxide and oxygen by the oceans.