On Tuesday September 7th, Queen’s University announced that four of its researchers have been elected to the Royal Society of Canada, one of the highest academic honours for Canadian scholars in arts, humanities and sciences. Professor emeritus John Berry has received the honour of Fellowship, while professors Heather Castleden, Karen Lawford, and Sari van Anders have been elected to the College of New Scholars, Scientists and Artists. This diverse group has research specialties ranging from Indigenous health policy, cross-cultural psychology, and gender/sex research to community and participatory-based research with Indigenous communities.
In this episode, we chat with Drs. Karen Lawford (Gender Studies) and Sari van Anders (Psychology) about their teaching and research passions and their election to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Scientists, and Artists. The College, currently at over 300 members, aims to foster the emerging generation of intellectual leadership in Canada and its members are selected for their artistic, scholarly or research excellence.