Professors elected to Royal Society

Four McGill professors were recently elected to the Royal Society of Canada, the prestigious national academy whose objective is the promotion of learning and research in the arts and sciences.

Electrical engineering professor Gerald Farnell and chemical engineering professor Musa Kamal were elected to the Royal Society's Academy of Science, while law professor Rod Macdonald and Dr. Vimla Patel, director of the Centre for Medical Education, were elected to the Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences. These fellows will be inducted into the Society this fall.

Last November, five McGill faculty were inducted into the Society at a ceremony held in Rideau Hall in Ottawa. Anatomy and cell biology professor Dr. John Bergeron, physiology professor Dr. David Goltzman and mining and metallurgical engineering professor Roderick Guthrie officially joined the Academy of Science, psychology professor Albert Bregman was inducted into the Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences and law professor John Brierly was added to the membership of L'académie des lettres et des sciences humaines.

Each of the approximately 1,500 fellows of the Society has been elected by one of its academies on the basis of distinguished contributions to scholarship.