For their achievements in disciplines reflecting the depth and diversity of the Faculty of Arts & Science, five researchers and scholars have been named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).
The Royal Society bestows this honour on Canadians “who have made remarkable contributions in the arts, the humanities and the sciences, as well as in Canadian public life.”
“This year’s cohort of Fellows joins a distinguished group of Arts & Science professors who have been honoured by the Royal Society in previous years,” says Melanie Woodin, dean of the Faculty. “They are just as deserving of this distinction for the excellence of their research and its impact around the world. They are a big part of the reason U of T remains a leading research institution and I am proud to congratulate them all.”
Miriam L. Diamond, Earth Sciences and School of the Environment
Miriam L. Diamond, a professor cross-appointed between the Department of Earth Sciences and the School of the Environment, is a leading international expert on environmental chemical contaminants, internationally recognized for ground-breaking work uncovering sources and pathways for exposure to persistent organic pollutants. Her research has helped to confirm serious threats to ecosystems and human health. Her work plays a significant role in engaging the public and informing policy development to address the control and elimination of toxic and persistent chemical pollutants.
"I'm delighted and honoured to be joining the Royal Society of Canada as a Fellow. This important recognition is shared with my many students and collaborators, all of whom have worked for environmental protection through science and action."
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