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1 1 RSC College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists – York Internal Nomination Process Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation Lisa Philipps, Associate Vice-President Research December 17, 2013

2 2 Royal Society of Canada Mandate As Canada’s senior National Academy, the RSC exists to promote Canadian research and scholarly accomplishment in both of Canada’s official languages, to mentor young scholars and artists, to recognize academic and artistic excellence, and to advise governments, non-governmental organizations, and Canadians generally on matters of public interest.

3 3 Royal Society of Canada Mission “To serve Canada and Canadians by recognizing Canada’s leading intellectuals, scholars, researchers and artists and by mobilizing them in open discussion and debate, to advance knowledge, encourage integrated interdisciplinary understandings and address issues that are critical to Canada and Canadians.” These vision and mission statements provide a compass for orienting the activities and programmes of the Society and its Fellows. They also identify the key objectives that the Society seeks to pursue in partnership with governmental and non-governmental organizations, public and private-sector institutions and likeminded associations both in Canada and internationally.

4 4 College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists In 2011, the Royal Society of Canada established the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. In 2013, Member Institutions of the Royal Society are being asked to nominate individuals for the inaugural cohort of the College. In order to launch the College, the inaugural cohort will consist of nominations submitted exclusively by the 50 RSC Institutional Members. In subsequent years, both institutional and individual nominations will be allowed. Each year, a total of up to 80 individuals across the arts and sciences will be peer-elected to the College.

5 5 College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists – con’t In order to be eligible for electoral consideration, nominees will need to be within 15 years of the conferral of their PhD degree (or equivalent qualification). The criterion for nomination shall be excellence, which is understood to encompass the goals of diversity and inclusivity to which the RSC is committed, and to which the membership of the College is expected to exemplify in terms of discipline, gender, ethno-racial diversity, Aboriginality, and official languages. Members of the College will be named for a period of 7 years. At full complement, the College will consist of approximately 600 members.

6 6 Nomination Packages - External Each nomination is to be completed online using the Nomination Portal, and shall include: a. a cover letter from the institution confirming its support; b. a CV acceptable to any of the three tri-councils; c. a 1000-word summary of the candidate’s record; and, d. a 70 word citation. Final submission of nominations will be completed centrally in VPRI/ORS.

7 7 Nomination Packages - Internal Each nomination is to be forwarded to Shelly Khushal, Senior Administrative Assistant in the Office of the VPRI, who is coordinating the MAAC Secretariat. Files shall include: a. a CV acceptable to any of the three tri-councils; b. a 1000-word summary of the candidate’s record; and, c. a 70 word citation.

8 8 Internal Nomination Process ORS will host an information session on the RSC nominations for Associate Deans Research and research support staff. Deans’ offices are asked to submit up to the number of nominations outlined below according to the size of their Faculty: LA&PS – 4 nominations Health – 2 nominations Science – 2 nominations Fine Arts – 2 nominations Glendon – 1 nomination Schulich – 1 nomination Engineering – 1 nomination Osgoode – 1 nomination Education – 1 nomination Environmental Studies – 1 nomination Libraries – 1 nomination

9 9 Internal Nomination Process con’t The MAAC will review nominations and provide advice to the VPRI about which files are most likely to succeed at the RSC. VPRI (in consultation with President and Provost) will make the final selection of which files to advance in VPRI/ORS will work with Faculty-based research support personnel, nominees, and ADRs, to prepare final documentation for submission to the RSC.

10 10 External Nomination Process Nominations for the initial cohort shall be evaluated by an RSC Selection Committee. In the cohort of 2014, the RSC selection committee shall choose up to three candidates for each large IM, up to two candidates for each medium IM and up to one candidate for each small IM. In subsequent cohorts candidates will be selected without regard to the origin of the nomination. The RSC Selection Committee shall forward a list of candidates for appointment to the College to the Secretariat by May 1 of each year. The list of candidates must be ratified by the Council of the RSC. The chosen candidates will be informed and must consent to membership and the conditions of membership by August in order to proceed to being inducted as members of the College.

11 11 Timeline Deadline / ActivityDate Launch of nomination process for members of the RSC College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists September 2013 York University Information Session for ADRs and research support staff Tuesday, December 17, 9: a.m., York Lanes 280N Submission of files from researchers to Faculties January 17, 2014 Submission of nominations from Faculties to VPRI January 31, 2014 (by noon) MAAC Meeting February 7, 2014 VPRI Decisions communicated February 12, 2014 RSC deadline for nominations March 1, 2014

12 12 What makes a strong nomination? Sheila Embleton Professor Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies Kenneth Davey Professor Emeritus Department of Biology Faculty of Science

13 13 Contact Faculties: Associate Deans of Research Research Officers VPRI: Lisa Philipps, Associate Vice-President Research, Shelly Khushal, Senior Administrative Assistant,


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