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Inspiring scholarship

- August 24, 2006

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Dr. Peter Aucoin (Abriel photo)

Dalhousie University is pleased to announce the election of Dr. Peter Aucoin as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). A leading scholar of public administration and the political process, Peter Aucoin has helped to interpret and shape the great changes that have occurred in public-sector management and the electoral regime. He is distinguished for the practice of his profession in service to government and has demonstrated intellectual leadership on subjects like Senate reform.

ÒWhat an honour for Peter and one so completely deserved,” says Dr. Fazley Siddiq, Director of the School of Public Administration. ÒAs the only Dalhousian elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada this year, our School and Faculty Ð indeed the entire Dalhousie community Ð is proud of PeterÕs many accomplishments and continues to be inspired by his scholarship and research,” says Siddiq.

Election to RSC is the highest honour that can be attained by scholars, artists and scientists in Canada. "The Society is proud to celebrate the intellectual achievements of the new Fellows", said Dr. Patricia Demers, President of the Society. "We wish to recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of persons of talent, expertise and creativity in all fields, from experimental and applied sciences to health and medical sciences, and from social sciences and humanities to the various artistic domains."

This yearÕs new Fellows will be inducted at a ceremony to be held Sunday, November 19, 2006. The complete list of newly elected Fellows and their affiliations can be obtained by visiting the RCS website at www.rsc.ca .
The Royal Society of Canada.

The Canadian Academy of the Sciences and Humanities is the senior national body of distinguished Canadian scientists and scholars. Its primary objective is to promote learning and research in the arts and sciences. The Society consists of approximately 1700 Fellows: men and women from across the country who are selected by their peers for outstanding contributions to the natural and social sciences and in the humanities. Founded in 1882, it is CanadaÕs oldest and most prestigious scholarly organization.


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