Three University of Guelph professors have been named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) – Canada’s top academic honour — for outstanding individual achievement in the arts, social sciences and sciences.

Profs. Christine Bold, Barbara Morrongiello and John Fryxell will be among 93 new Fellows from across Canada inducted this fall in Ottawa.

RSC Fellows are researchers who have made remarkable contributions to their fields.

“Clearly, the contributions made by each of our new RSC Fellows are a true indication of the global impact our researchers are having on scholarship that undoubtedly improves life in so many ways,” said Malcolm Campbell, vice-president (research). “We could not be prouder of the work they do and the contributions they make to the University of Guelph’s stature as a leading research institution.”

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Christine Bold, School of English and Theatre Studies

A professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies, Bold has produced innovative and influential publications on North

American cultures. She uses archival research, university-community collaborations and settler-Indigenous research relationships to illuminate hidden histories.

A recipient of numerous national and international book prizes, Bold is currently a Killam Research Fellow.

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Barbara Morrongiello, Department of Psychology

Morrongiello, a professor in the Department of Psychology, has conducted rigorous research on childhood injuries and has developed new injury prevention strategies. A leader in her field, she has introduced novel approaches to research and brought critical insights into parental safety practices and children’s risk-taking.

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Integrative Biology Prof. John Fryxell

Research by Fryxell, Department of Integrative Biology, has led to novel insights on animal movement and population dynamics in ecosystems around the world. An internationally recognized ecologist, he has shaped the way we study and protect wildlife and made an exceptional contribution to the understanding of animal ecology amid unprecedented global change, said the RSC.

“These three researchers recognized with prestigious RSC Fellows are the finest in their respective fields,” said Charlotte Yates, provost and vice-president (academic). “It is inspiring to see their extraordinary dedication to research and new knowledge, and to see to what extent they are making a difference in our world. We applaud their outstanding achievement.”

This year’s new Fellows in the Academies of Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences and Science will be celebrated along with new members of the RSC College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists in November.

Last year, Prof. Alejandro Marangoni, Department of Food Science, was named an RSC Fellow for exceptional contributions to food chemistry.