April 2017
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Several significant events have taken place since my last message to you in February. After discussions that spanned more than a year, the Council of the Royal Society of Canada agreed to renew its partnership agreement with the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) to 2020. Indeed, this past year was marked by increased interactions between the three Canadian academies, namely the RSC, the Canadian Academy of Engineering, and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS), as well as the Chair of the Board of Governors and the President and CEO of the CCA. 
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Please join us in extending best wishes to Louise Joly, who retired from the RSC on March 30. Louise has been an esteemed member of our team for 10 years, and she will be greatly missed by Members and colleagues alike. We have all benefited from her positive attitude and exceptional work ethic. We know you all join us in wishing Louise well as she starts a new chapter!
Louise Joly
We'd like to introduce Rachel Vandewynckel
who has joined the RSC as Administrative Assistant . Rachel will be responsible for supporting the Secretariat and will now be the friendly voice that answers the phone (613-991-6990) and opens the door! 
        


The Annual Dues received from the fellowship enables the fellowship to sustain programmes. Should you wish to jump directly to your own account details and proceed to payment, please click here . Thank you for your continued support. -- Jean-Marie Toulouse, Honorary Treasurer
 
 

 

The 10 new Fellow Selection Committees have reviewed all of the nominations .  The list of candidates will be ratified on May 1st. Ballots will be available to the Fellowship to vote on the week of May 8th. Once again this year, nearly 100 RSC Fellows participated on Selection Committees. The RSC is grateful for your service. 





The RSC Medal & Awards Committee is currently looking for volunteers.  If you have any expertise in the History of Medicine and are available to review dossiers over the summer, please send an email to Marie-Lyne Renaud (nominations@rsc-src.ca) or call 613-998-9920.
 
 

The  2017 College nomination period   is closed, and 242 nominations were received , from 44 institutions in all 10 provinces. Thank you to those who submitted nominations, and thank you very much to those who have volunteered to review dossiers. The review process is now underway, and up to 80 candidates will be selected for the 2017 cohort . Successful candidates will be contacted in June/July, and the public announcement will be made in September.




 

Bacon & Eggheads presents a talk on Thursday May 4, 2017 Next-generation technologies for tomorrow's crops: Getting to the roots of global food security with  Leon Kochian, University of Saskatchewan.