April 2015 
Volume: 15 - Issue: 2
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I am writing this while preparing for the meeting of the G7 national academies in Berlin, which will take place in advance of the political summit.  This is one of several international gatherings of the academies, and I always look forward to meeting my colleagues from other countries, very different countries with very different kinds of academy.  It seems an appropriate time to ask why we have national academies, and what role they play in the public life of a nation. Read the Message from the President.>> 

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The Royal Society of Canada is pleased to announce that Trent University has joined the Institutional Member Programme as its 54th Institutional Member. More details >>

On May 11, you will be able to vote for the new Fellow candidates of your division and the Specially elected Fellow candidates of all the Academies.  To access the ballot, please login to your E-Fellow Account and select New Fellow Ballots. The voting period will be open from May 11 to June 15.

Annual Dues Renewal Notice April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2016. Fellows will receive an electronic copy of their dues invoice in the coming weeks. Renewal information and online payment can be made by logging in to your eFellow account.


The EURIAS Fellowship Programme is receiving applications for one of 43 Fellowships for the 2016/17 academic year. Fellowships are mainly offered in the fields of the humanities and social sciences. More details. >>

The Expert Panel on The Behaviour and Environmental Impacts of Crude Oil Released into Aqueous Environments held the second round of stakeholder consultations in Halifax. Recordings of the presentations are available online. The next round is being planned for early June in Vancouver.

Dr. Gerry Wright, FRSC, of McMaster University delivered PAGSE's Bacon & Eggheads talk on April 23, on "The crisis in antibiotics". Read more. >>