Five U of T faculty members named to Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists
Five faculty members at the University of Toronto – experts in data science, epidemiology, mood disorders, political science and genomics – have been appointed to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.
“These researchers are transforming our understanding of a wide range of fields – and making significant contributions in areas from human rights to health care,” said Professor Leah Cowen, U of T's associate vice-president, research.
“The University of Toronto congratulates them on this important recognition of their impact.”
The new college members are:
- Ana Andreazza of the department of pharmacology and toxicology and department of psychiatry in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine
- Karim Mekhail of the department of laboratory medicine and pathobiology in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine
- Laura Rosella of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health
- Andrea Tricco of the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and St. Michael's Hospital
- Wendy Wong of the department of political science in the Faculty of Arts & Science
Each appointee receives a seven-year membership in the college, which recognizes and supports academic leadership and collaboration among those who have received their PhDs within the last 15 years.
Wong said she was “excited to learn from colleagues in different fields and at different universities throughout Canada to gain insights into how we can use our research,” to tackle global problems.
“Many of the most pressing and interesting questions before us require interdisciplinary collaboration to solve,” Wong said. “Things like the datafication of human life, or global warming, or human rights are all challenges that cannot be resolved through one approach.”