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Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists is Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership.

The mandate of the College is:

“To gather scholars, artists and scientists at a highly productive stage of their careers into a single collegium where new advances in understanding will emerge from the interaction of diverse intellectual, cultural and social perspectives.”

The mission of the College is:

“To address issues or 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.”

2014 was the inaugural year of the College

Two researchers elected to College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists in 2016

Royal Society of Canada creates new entity to support and promote emerging generation of intellectual leadership

Canada’s first national system to recognize “the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership” is proud to elect two scholars from the University of Calgary.

Charlene Elliot

Communications scholar Charlene Elliott has earned a reputation for her novel, interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral collaborations that are looking at how food marketing and policy impacts consumer perceptions and behaviour. Elliott is the Canada Research Chair in Food Marketing, Policy and Children’s Health in the Faculty of Arts, with a joint appointment to the Faculty of Kinesiology. She is also a member of the Alberta Children’s Health Hospital Research Institute and the O’Brien Institute for Public Health in the Cumming School of Medicine. Her research provides evidence-based solutions to prevent and control non-communicable diseases, a current global health challenge. Her work addresses the challenges highlighted in the Human Dynamics in a Changing World strategic research theme.  

Eric Smith

Eric Smith’s work on dementia and stroke outcomes has already earned international acclaim. Based in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, and a member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute in the Cumming School of Medicine, Smith is investigating how vascular disease contributes to cognitive decline and dementia. Smith holds the Katthy Taylor Chair in Vascular Dementia, and also leads the Vascular Illness sub-team of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging, Canada’s dementia research strategy. His research aligns with the university’s Brain and Metal Health strategic research theme.