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November 25, 2010

Governor General to be Inducted as Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will be inducted as Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) during the annual Induction and Awards ceremony to be held at the National Gallery of Canada, on Saturday, November 27, 2010, at 4:30 p.m.

At approximately 5:30 p.m., His Excellency will be inducted as Honorary Fellow, having been nominated by the President and the Council of the Society. He has been elected in recognition of his excellent leadership of Canadian universities, as well as in recognition of his outstanding contributions to Canadian scholarship. During the banquet at 7:10 p.m., His Excellency will deliver an address to recognize the newly elected Fellows for their outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement. Governors general have been patron of the RSC since 1882.

About the Royal Society of Canada
Founded in 1882, the RSC is the senior national body of distinguished Canadian scholars, artists and scientists. As Canada’s national academy, the RSC recognizes academic excellence and outstanding contributions to Canadian intellectual culture, advises governments and organizations, and promotes a culture of knowledge and innovation in Canada. The Society’s three academies collectively consist of nearly 2 000 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.


Media wishing to cover the Induction Awards ceremony and the Governor General’s speech at the banquet are asked to contact the Royal Society of Canada.

Media information:

Marie-Ève Létourneau
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-302-0912 (cell) 

Erika Kujawski
Officer of Communications
The Royal Society of Canada
613- 991-5642
613-816-4967 (cell)