Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

November 14, 2012 10:14 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Celebrate The Royal Society of Canada's 130th Anniversary

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 14, 2012) - In honour of The Royal Society of Canada's (RSC) 130th anniversary, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will deliver a speech at the Opening Ceremonies of the Annual General Meeting, being held at the Ottawa Convention Centre, on Friday, November 16, 2012, at 5 p.m.

As honorary fellow and patron of the RSC, His Excellency will congratulate its council members and new fellows on reaching this important milestone, and will underline how the organization's initiatives and intellectual leadership are helping to build a smarter and more caring country.

About the Royal Society of Canada

Founded in 1882, the RSC is Canada's national academy of distinguished scholars, artists and scientists. 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 RSC'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. For more information, please visit

Media wishing to cover the event are asked to confirm their attendance with The Royal Society of Canada.

Contact Information

  • Marie-Eve Letourneau
    Rideau Hall Press Office
    613-302-0912 (cell)

    Amelia Zaglul
    Officer of Communications
    The Royal Society of Canada
    613-991-6990, ext. 104