Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Carleton Professors Inducted into Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Ar...

Carleton is proud to announce that the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) has included two Carleton professors among the inaugural cohort of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. The two Carleton inductees are Sheryl Hamilton, associate professor in Carleton’s Department of Law and Legal Studies and Canada Research Chair in Communication, Law, and Governance; and Stuart J. Murray, associate professor in the Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Health Science, and Canada Research Chair in Rhetoric and Ethics.

The inductees represent the emerging generation of scholarly, scientific and artistic leadership in Canada. Together, members of the college 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.

“This is an important moment in the history of the Royal Society of Canada,” said RSC President Graham Bell. “The College is Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of leaders.”

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.

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 inductees will be officially presented and celebrated at an event on Friday, Nov. 21 at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City. For more information and to register, visit

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Chris Cline
Media Relations Officer
Carleton University
613-520-2600, ext. 1391

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