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Three U of G professors named to Canada's highest academic honour

Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada are the highest honour an individual in Canada can achieve in the Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences
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L-R Barbara Morrongiello, John Fryxell and Christine Bold are U of G professors recently named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, the country's highest academic honour. Photos courtesy University of Guelph

Three professors at the University of Guelph have been named to Canada’s top honour by being named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, recognized for remarkable contribution to their fields of research.

Professors Christine Bold, Barbara Morrongiello and John Fryxell were among 93 new Royal Society of Canada (RSC) Fellows named in the Class of 2019 from across Canada.

The Fellows are elected by their peers for outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievements.

It is the highest honour an individual in Canada can achieve in the Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences.

“Clearly, the contributions made by each of our new RSC Fellows are a true indication of the global impact our researchers are having on scholarship that undoubtedly improves life in so many ways,” said Malcolm Campbell, vice-president (research). “We could not be prouder of the work they do and the contributions they make to the University of Guelph’s stature as a leading research institution.”

Bold is a professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies. She is also currently a Killam Research Fellow and the recipient of numerous national and international book prizes.

Morrongiello is a professor in the Department of Psychology. She has conducted research on childhood injuries and introduced novel approaches to research.

Fryxell’s research in the Department of Integrative Biology has led to novel insights on animals movement and population dynamics in ecosystems worldwide.

“These three researchers recognized with prestigious RSC Fellows are the finest in their respective fields,” said Charlotte Yates, provost and vice-president (academic). “It is inspiring to see their extraordinary dedication to research and new knowledge, and to see to what extent they are making a difference in our world. We applaud their outstanding achievement.”

The 2019 Fellows will be welcomed into the RSC in Ottawa this November during its Celebration of Excellence and Engagement.