Admission to the Royal Society of Canada is the greatest honour bestowed upon Prof. em. Dr. Hartmut Lutz’s research work in the field of ‘indigenous studies’. He had previously been awarded various ‘Faculty Research and Faculty Enrichment Grants’ from the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs. He also won the most prestigious Canadian research prize for German academics, the Diefenbaker Award, in 2003/4.
89 new fellows were admitted to the Royal Society of Canada in 2021, including four so-called ‘Foreign Fellows’. These are academics that neither reside in Canada, nor are Canadian citizens at the time of their nomination, but who have made a contribution to the cultural, social or natural sciences that is relevant for Canada. This year’s ‘Foreign Fellows’ come from Norway, Hong Kong, USA and Germany.
Prof. Dr. phil., Dr. h.c. mult. Jeannette C. Armstrong from the Syilx Okanagan First Nation was also appointed a fellowship of the Royal Society this year. She completed her doctorate with distinction (summa cum laude) at the University of Greifswald in 2010 and was subsequently appointed an associate professorship at the University of British Columbia.
The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) is the Canadian academy of sciences. It was founded in 1882 and comprises three academies: Arts & Humanities, Social Sciences and Science. Since its founding, more than 3700 fellows have been inducted to the academy. These are mostly Canadian citizens and all academics who have made distinguished international contributions and rendered outstanding services to Canada. The RSC currently has 2,000 fellows with permanent membership. RSC’s mission is to combine the academic expertise of its fellows for use in public discourse, to advise governments and to play an active role in shaping academic, cultural and social debates.
Department of British and North American Studies at the University of Greifswald
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Contact at the University of Greifswald
Prof. em. Dr. Hartmut Lutz
Department of British and North American Studies
Ernst-Lohmeyer-Platz 3, 17489 Greifswald
Tel.: +49 3834 420 3351