February 2017
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Here we are back from New Year's celebrations and the pace of work quickly resumed at Walter House, our home. The New Fellow Selection Committees of the Academies are already formed and underway. Nominations for the College and the Royal Society's awards are flooding in so don't forget the date of March 8-the deadline to submit for these-and I again and always encourage you to submit candidacies that reflect Canadian diversity.  Read the Message from the President.
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The Society's current strategic plan finishes at the end of this calendar year, so a major focus of this winter, spring, summer and fall is to hold conversations with Fellows, Members of the College and Institutional Members throughout Canada.  Click here for more information on when the RSC will be coming to campus.

The Call for nomination for Medals & Awards closes on March 1 , 2017.  The list of medals open for nomination this year can be found here. 

The call for new Fellow nominations closed on December 1, 2016.  A total of 495 nominations were submitted and are currently being reviewed. There are over 75 volunteers who are involved in this process and we would like to take this opportunity to recognize the time and effort that is required for this very important task of choosing the new candidates of Fellows. Thank you!

The nine Divisional Nominating Committees will be looking for volunteers this spring. Additional details will be made available in the April issue of the RSC eNews.  

Fellows/Members who have outstanding dues have been mailed a statement of account in the last few weeks. We ask that those who have an amount owing settle their accounts before our 2017 dues notices are sent out in April. Please note our online system only accepts the current year's dues. Payment options available are included in the mailout. Thank you for your continued support.

The Government of Canada is moving quickly to apply a more rigorous approach to Governor in Council (GIC) appointments. The selection process will reflect the fundamental role that more than 1500 Canadians play in our democracy as they serve on commissions, boards, Crown corporations, agencies, and tribunals across the country. If you are interested in serving in any these capacities, please visit the Governor in Council's website.