Friday, November 21, 2014

Two Carleton Professors Elected to Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, A...

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) has elected two Carleton professors to the inaugural group of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. The two Carleton members are Sheryl Hamilton, Carleton Research Chair, and Stuart J. Murray, Canada Research Chair in Rhetoric and Ethics.

They were officially presented and celebrated at an event on Friday, Nov. 21 at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City.

“Sheryl Hamilton and Stuart J. Murray are among a new generation of scholars at Carleton University who will lead Canada into the future,” said Carleton President Roseann O’Reilly Runte. “The Carleton community is proud that they have been recognized by the Royal Society of Canada.”

The college members represent an emerging generation of scholarly, scientific and artistic leadership in Canada. Together, they will address issues of particular concern to new scholars, artists and scientists for the advancement of understanding and the benefit of society, taking advantage of the interdisciplinary approaches fostered by the establishment of the college.

Sheryl Hamilton is a leading scholar in the field of law, culture and humanities. Her career is defined by a commitment to award-winning interdisciplinary scholarship, to building national and international academic communities, and to mentoring the next generation of scholars and leaders. Recognized by her peers through research grants, awards and book prizes, she embodies the values of interdisciplinarity scholarly inquiry, organizational leadership and good academic citizenship.

“It’s an honour to be included in the Royal Society’s prestigious cohort of multidisciplinary scholars,” said Hamilton. “I look forward to working together to address issues of concern for emerging researchers.”

Stuart J. Murray’s multidisciplinary research across the social sciences and humanities applies rhetorical theory, literary critical techniques and textuality studies to help make sense of how burgeoning biotechnologies, health-care systems, and communications networks and practices have ushered in a seismic shift in human subjectivity—and what a commensurable ethical response might look like.

“The College’s interdisciplinary approach to addressing complex issues is a novel one for a national academy,” said Murray. “The Royal Society’s initiative is sure to be of great benefit to Canadian society.”

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