20111111 Royal Society of Canada Nomination for Fellow

As discussed at the Department Head & Directors meeting today, we are requesting that Department Heads/School & Centre Directors coordinate the Royal Society of Canada Fellowship nomination process. It will be your responsibility to evaluate the recommendations received from your unit and put forward the nomination package to the Royal Society of Canada. The attached list of members serves as a guide to the quality expected of a successful nominee. Please note that the FoM Research Office is available to assist in preparing the proposed citation (item #2 below) and to contact Lindsay Lynch at 604-822-7184 or Lindsay.lynch@ubc.ca.

Please see below for details on the RSC Fellowship which the FoM Dean’s Office, Research will include in the weekly announcements:

The next nomination deadline for the Royal Society of Canada Fellowships is December 1st, 2011. The nomination process will be coordinated by the respective Department Head/School Director. If you wish to nominate one of your peers to become a fellow of Canada’s National Academy, please send your recommendation to your Department Head/School Director for consideration in the nomination process.

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) is the senior national body of distinguished Canadian scholars, artists and scientists. It is Canada’s national academy. The primary objective of the RSC is to promote learning and research in the arts and sciences. The RSC consists of nearly 2000 Fellows, men and women who are selected by their peers for outstanding contributions to the natural and social sciences, in the arts and in the humanities. As Canada’s national academy, the RSC exists to recognize academic excellence, to advise governments and organizations, and to promote Canadian culture.

The RSC defines Fellows as “persons whose intellectual achievements have been exceptional through a body of publications, intellectual endeavors or creative activities exhibiting original contributions in the arts, humanities or sciences, as well as in public life. At the time of their election they shall be Canadian citizens or have been Canadian residents for the past three years. Election to the Society is the highest honour that can be attained by scholars, artists and scientists in Canada.”

The nomination includes the following:

1. Nominators’ & candidate’s contact details (at least 2 of the three nominators must be Fellows of the RSC)

2. Citation – 100 word max.

3. Detailed Appraisal – 3 pgs. max.

4. List of candidate’s 15 most significant contributions

5. 5 letters from referees who are experts in the candidate’s field (2 from within Canada and 3 from outside Canada) – 3 pgs. max. each

6. Candidate’s complete CV

Please find attached a list of current UBC, Faculty of Medicine RSC members, the RSC nomination form including the guidelines. Please note that the RSC is currently developing a new form that will be accessible online (webform). They are experiencing delays in the release of the form and are hoping to have it done by end of September. Because of the delays in the release of this new tool, they will be accepting the 2010 forms (attached) as well as the new webform in the next nomination process.

For further details regarding this fellowship, please visit the Royal Society of Canada webpage at http://www.rsc.ca/home.php