Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars Nomination Workshop

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Please join Dr. Alidad Amirfazli, President of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada, for a workshop on the College’s annual nomination process. Dr. Amirfazli will visit the University of Lethbridge campus on Nov. 15 and will explain the mission, mandate, and benefits of the College of New Scholars, as well as nomination criteria and membership duties. He will also provide information about how to integrate scholarly recognition into your daily activities, build long-lasting collaborations within academia and industry (that feeds into recognition), and tips about application preparation and needed supports. Please RSVP to Alison Conroy by Nov. 4 if you wish to attend this session.


The RSC College of New Scholars comprises a fourth entity alongside the established Academies of the RSC, and is Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership. The mandate of the College is:“To gather scholars, artists and scientists at a highly productive stage of their careers into a single collegium where new advances in understanding will emerge from the interaction of diverse intellectual, cultural and social perspectives.”


Please read the attached guide and be sure to visit the College’s website to learn about the basic components of a nomination.


RSC College Nomination Process:


Candidates must be no more than 15 years from the conferral of the PhD or equivalent qualification.


The criterion for nomination shall be excellence, which is understood to encompass the goals of diversity and inclusivity to which the RSC is committed, and to which the membership of the College is expected to exemplify in terms of discipline, gender, ethno-racial diversity, Aboriginality, and official languages.

Each nomination is to be completed online using the Nomination Form, and shall include:

   a. a cover letter from the primary nominator;

   b. a CV (in any format);

   c. one reference letter from a person of authority on the candidate and their field (along with a brief biography of the referee);

   d. a 1000-word summary of the candidate’s record; and,

   e. a 70-word citation.

RSVP to Alison Conroy by November 4, 2016 -


Alison Conroy | | (403) 329-2793

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