Trent Press Release


November 22, 2002

Trent University Professor Inducted into the Royal Society of Canada

PETERBOROUGH - Leonard Conolly, a professor of English and former Trent University President, has been inducted into the Royal Society, considered Canada's senior academic accolade, at a November 22, 2002 ceremony in Ottawa.

Conolly is one of 58 new Fellows, two Foreign Fellows, and four Specially Elected Fellows. He is the eighth Trent-affiliated fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, placing Trent at the top of the ranks of Canada's primarily undergraduate universities with Royal Society Fellowships.

Conolly joins Tom Symons, Trent's founding President, Bryan Palmer, a Senior Canada Research Chair in Trent's Canadian Studies department, and retired Philosophy professor John Burbidge as a member in the Society's Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences. Other Trent members in the Academy of Science are: Wayne Evans, Environmental and Resource Studies (ERS)/Physics professor; Tom Hutchinson, ERS/Biology professor; the late Kenneth Hare, former Trent Chancellor; and Peter Dillon, a professor in the Watershed Ecosystems graduate program.

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 natural and social sciences and in the humanities. The Society consists of approximately 1600 Fellows: men and women from across the country who are selected by their peers for outstanding contributions to the arts and sciences.

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