The Royal Society of Canada

The Royal Society of Canada

June 17, 2015 08:00 ET

Announcement of the President of the College

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 17, 2015) - Dr. Alidad Amirfazli, Chair of Mechanical Engineering at Lassonde School of Engineering at York University, was elected as the first President of the College of New Scholars. His term as President will begin immediately.

"Dr. Amirfazli is an excellent choice for the first President of the College, and I look forward to working with him over the next few months to begin to launch the new College programmes," said RSC President Graham Bell.

As President, Dr. Amirfazli becomes the first member of the College Council, and he will be joined by a Secretary and two Members-at-Large in the coming months. He will also sit as a member of the Council of the Royal Society of Canada.

The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists is Canada's first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership. It will comprise a fourth entity (along with the current three Academies) within the Royal Society of Canada.

Founded in 1882, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) comprises the Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada. Its mission is to recognize scholarly, research and artistic excellence, to advise governments and organizations, and to promote a culture of knowledge and innovation in Canada and with other national academies around the world.

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