Two UBC Faculty Members Receive Royal Society of Canada Awards

Two UBC faculty members are among the recipients of the Royal Society of Canada's 2022 Awards. RSC Awards celebrate outstanding contributions from across disciplines and across generations.

A total of 19 eminent Canadian scientists, scholars and researchers have been recognized by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for their outstanding achievements in advancing knowledge and understanding of the past and present. This year's award winners will be honored during the 2022 RSC Celebration of Excellence and Engagement in November.

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UBC Award Winners

Kitty Newman Memorial Award

For outstanding contributions from an emerging scholar in the field of philosophy

Dr. Kimberley Brownlee (Philosophy) is the leading expert in two areas of moral and political philosophy: a) the philosophy of social human rights, loneliness, and belonging, and b) the ethics of conviction and civil disobedience. She is a Professor and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair at UBC and is inspiring a growing community of scholars to turn their collective attention to previously neglected problems concerning sociability, rights, and belonging.

Miroslaw Romanowski Medal

For scientific work relating to environmental problems

Dr. Rashid Sumaila (Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries / School of Public Policy and Global Affairs) is one of the most internationally recognized interdisciplinary ocean and fisheries economists, and one of the world’s most innovative researchers on the future of the oceans. His work has challenged today’s approaches to marine governance, generating exciting new ways of thinking about our relationship to the marine biosphere, such as protecting the high seas as a ‘fish bank’ for the world and using ‘intergenerational discount rates’ in economic valuation. Miroslaw Romanowski Medal For scientific work relating to environmental problems.
Read more on the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries website