The Royal Society of Canada (Société royale du Canada), now known as the RSC: Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada (SRC: Académies des Arts, des Lettres et des Sciences du Canada), is the senior national body of distinguished Canadian scientists and scholars. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Its primary objective is to promote learning and research in the natural and social sciences and in the humanities. In Science, the term natural science refers to a naturalistic approach to the study of the Universe, which is understood as obeying rules or law of The social sciences comprise academic disciplines concerned with the study of the social life of human groups and individuals including Anthropology, Communication studies The humanities are academic disciplines which study the Human condition, using methods that are primarily Analytic, Critical, or Speculative
The Society was founded in 1882 by the Marquis of Lorne, who was then Governor General of Canada. For other persons of the same name see John Campbell or Duke of Argyll. The Governor General of Canada ( French: Gouverneure générale du Canada, or: Gouverneur général du Canada) is the vice-regal representative Succeeding governors general have served as patrons of the Society. The founding members included Sir Sandford Fleming, the originator of the world system of Standard Time, and Sir William Osler, one of the great physicians of the century. Sir Sandford Fleming (January 7 1827 – July 22 1915 was a prolific Scottish-born Canadian Engineer and Inventor, known for introducing Universal Sir William Osler 1st Baronet ( July 12, 1849 &ndash December 29, 1919 Age 70 was a Canadian Physician. The original Society was subsequently incorporated by an act of Parliament and granted its Royal Charter in 1883.
The Royal Society of London and the Institut de France were the models for the Society. The Royal Society of London for the Improvement of Natural Knowledge, known simply as The Royal Society, is a Learned society for science that was founded in 1660 London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom. The Institut de France (French Institute is a French Learned society, grouping five académies, the most famous of which is probably the Académie The Society today consists of approximately 1,800 Fellows: men and women from across Canada who are selected by their peers on account of their outstanding contributions to the arts and sciences. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The President of the Society serves on the Governor General's advisory council on appointments to the Order of Canada. The Order of Canada is the highest civilian honour within the Canadian system of honours, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the order's Latin
The Society is composed of three Academies:
The Society is dedicated to making its members' broad and varied knowledge available to the public and to evaluate and advise on social, cultural, economic and scientific issues for the benefit of Canada. The members are available to assess issues of value to Canadians and provide independent expert advice, notably to government, on matters of public policy through its program of Expert Panel reports. Its purpose also includes fostering the highest levels of learning and research in all areas of scholarship and recognizing outstanding achievements in research and innovation by electing new Fellows and by awarding medals and prizes. The Society actively promotes international collaboration with other national academies. Discussion and consideration of important topics are carried out by the organization of annual symposia.
The Society awards twenty different awards on an annual or biennial basis. Some of these include:
Election to Fellowship in the Society is the highest academic accolade available to scientists and scholars in Canada. The Bancroft Award is an award of the Royal Society of Canada "given for publication instruction and research in the earth sciences that have conspicuously contributed The Pierre Chauveau Medal is an award of the Royal Society of Canada "for a distinguished contribution to knowledge in the humanities other than Canadian literature and The Sir John William Dawson Medal is an award of the Royal Society of Canada, established in 1985 for "important and sustained contributions by one individual The Thomas W Eadie Medal is an award of the Royal Society of Canada "for contributions in engineering and applied science" The Flavelle Medal is an award of the Royal Society of Canada "for an outstanding contribution to biological science during the preceding ten years or for significant additions The Miller Medal is an award of the Royal Society of Canada given for outstanding research in any branch of the Earth sciences. The Lorne Pierce Medal is awarded every two years by the Royal Society of Canada to recognize achievement of special significance and conspicuous merit in imaginative or critical The Henry Marshall Tory Medal is an award of the Royal Society of Canada "for outstanding research in a branch of astronomy chemistry mathematics physics or an allied The JB Tyrrell Historical Medal is an award of the Royal Society of Canada "for outstanding work in the history of Canada After their induction in the Society, Fellows may use the postnomial FRSC for Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Francophone Fellows use MSRC for Membre de la Société royale du Canada. The postnomial is usually not translated but is kept in the language of the Fellow.