Nine U of T professors named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada
Nine professors from across the University of Toronto have been appointed as Fellows to the Royal Society of Canada – a recognition awarded to the country’s most distinguished scholars, artists and scientists.
“Driven by deep curiosity, creativity and a determination to embrace some of society’s biggest challenges, these extraordinary researchers are having a profound impact across a diverse range of disciplines,” said Professor Leah Cowen, U of T's associate vice-president, research.
“The University of Toronto congratulates them on this important recognition of their leadership and commitment to promoting knowledge and understanding.”
The new Fellows are:
- Marlene Goldman of the department of English at U of T Scarborough
- Shana Kelley of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy
- Norman W. Murray of the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics in the Faculty of Arts & Science
- Mohini Sain of the department of mechanical and industrial engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
- Sharon Straus of the department of medicine in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine and St. Michael’s Hospital
- Peter Szatmari of the department of psychiatry in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
- Alexie Tcheuyap of the department of French in the Faculty of Arts and Science and associate vice-president and vice-provost, international student experience
- Derek van der Kooy of the department of molecular genetics in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine
- Martin Yaffe of the department of medical biophysics in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine and Sunnybrook Research Institute
“I'm grateful to receive this recognition for my work,” Murray said. “Of course, it also reflects all the support I've gotten over my career – from my teachers, mentors and colleagues.
“The environment at CITA, the Faculty of Arts & Science and the University of Toronto has been and continues to be conducive to doing world-class research with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, something I have been able to take full advantage of.”
The new Fellows join 396 members of the U of T community who currently hold the designation.