In 1882 The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) was founded by the Marquess of Lorne and incorporated by an act of Parliament. Since then, the Royal Society of Canada has served as the senior national body of distinguished Canadian scientists and scholars. RSC’s mission is to recognize scholarly, research and artistic excellence, to advise governments and organizations, and to promote a culture of knowledge and innovation in Canada and with other national academies around the world. The Royal Society of Canada comprises the Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences; in addition to Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership, The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Our Members promote international collaboration and Canadian scholarship in an international context through active exchanges with other national academies. Every year new Fellows and College Members are elected to the RSC to ensure that our Membership continues to recognize outstanding achievements, research and innovation in all areas of scholarship.