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Top row (from left): Alexie Tcheuyap, Marlene Goldman, Derek van der Kooy; Middle row: Shana Kelley, Mohini Sain, Sharon Straus; Bottom row: Martin Yaffe, Peter Szatmari, Norman W. Murray

Nine U of T professors named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada

September 7, 2021

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:

“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.