Royal Society of Canada Fellows

The Royal Society of Canada Fellows are distinguished men and women, chosen by their peers in all branches of learning, who have made remarkable contributions in the arts, the humanities and the sciences, as well as in Canadian public life. Its primary objective is to promote learning and research in the arts and sciences.

Royal Society of Canada Fellows in The Faculty of Public Affairs:

Rianne Mahon was named a Royal Society of Canada Fellow in 2019. She is a Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA), the Institute of Political Economy, and the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, as well as Professor Emerita (SPPA). Rianne is an internationally recognized expert on comparative social policy and gendered global governance whose contributions cover a range of important debates and traverse several disciplines.

Fen Hampson was named a Royal Society of Canada Fellow in 2010. He is a Chancellor’s Professor of international affairs and is the former director of NPSIA. He is a world-renowned expert in international security policy, foreign affairs, and the former director of the global security and politics program at the think tank CIGI.

Margaret Ogilvie, Emeritus, was named a Royal Society of Canada Fellow in 1993 and is a Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus in the Department of Law and Legal Studies. She is an internationally renowned legal scholar in the research areas of contract law, banking law, and law and theology. She is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Jill Vickers, Emeritus, was named a Royal Society of Canada Fellow in 2003. She is a Professor Emeritus of political science. Her work was dedicated to combining research on women and politics with engagement in political life.

Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars

Graeme Auld is a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. He is a Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration. Auld is recognized for his work on global environmental policy and politics, especially his examination of private certification programs, such as Fairtrade International or the Forest Stewardship Council.

Merlyna Lim is a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. She is an Associate Professor in the School of Journalism and Communication. Merlyna Lim’s research interests revolve around the mutual shaping of technology and society, and the political culture of technology, especially digital media and information technology, in relation to issues of justice, democracy and civic/participatory engagement.

Sheryl Hamilton is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. She is cross-appointed to the School of Journalism and Communication and the Department of Law and Legal Studies. Her research involves the important social, political and ethical roles that certain high-profile Supreme Court of Canada cases play in Canadian public life as well as the important consequences to living in a “pandemic culture”.

Chancellor’s Professors

Created in 2001, the Chancellor’s Professor award is given by the President to recognize the excellence of individual professors whose work is of outstanding merit. Candidates with at least ten years of service as a full professor are nominated by the Chairs and Deans of their respective faculty.

Frances Abele is a Chancellor’s Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration. She is also the Academic Director of the Carleton Centre for Community Innovation. Her research has focused on northern economic and political development, Aboriginal self-government, policy and programs i,mportant to Aboriginal people living in cities, and much more.

Joan DeBardeleben is a Chancellor’s Professor in the Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (EURUS)  and the Department of Political Science. She is also Director of the Centre for European Studies (Carleton’s European Union Centre of Excellence, and Director of the Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue, a major Canada-Europe research network funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

Fen Hampson is a Chancellor’s Professor of international affairs, a Royal Society of Canada Fellow, and is the former director of NPSIA. He is a world-renowned expert in international security policy, foreign affairs, and the former director of the global security and politics program at the think tank CIGI.

Margaret Ogilvie, Emeritus, is a Chancellor’s Professor Emeritus in the Department of Law and Legal Studies. She is an internationally renowned legal scholar in the research areas of contract law, banking law, and law and theology. She is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Leslie Pal is a Chancellor’s Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration and is the director of the Centre on Governance and Public Management. He has worked on public sector reform projects in several countries, including Ukraine, Russia, Armenia, and Georgia.

Ontario Early Researcher Awards

The Early Researcher Awards program gives funding to new researchers working at publicly funded Ontario research institutions to build a research team. 

Benjamin Woo is a Professor in the Department of Communication and Media Studies. He was granted $150,000 to support several projects exploring the place of comic book reading in contemporary fan cultures.

Martin Geiger is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (EURUS). He was granted $150, 000 for his project Migration Management in a Comparative Perspective: Clusters in the Global Competition for STEM Labour.

Dale Spencer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Law and Legal Studies. He was granted $150,000 for his project Digital Culture, Youth and Policing: Risk-taking and Police Response in the Information Age.