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Steven J.M. Jones honoured as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

The Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada have elected 78 new Fellows from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. Fellows have been elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement. Steven Jones was elected in the Division of Life Sciences at the RSC.


In a brief statement, the RSC highlighted how "Steven J.M. Jones has made leading contributions to the field of genome informatics and has participated in numerous international genome projects. He has applied similar techniques to study human cancers providing insights into the process of oncogenesis and how cancer treatment can be personalized."

"Once again, the Society has received hundreds of excellent nominations, and in 2011 the fellowship has been enriched by these 78 outstanding individuals" said Professor Roderick A. Macdonald, President of the RSC.

Founded in 1882, the Royal Society of Canada is the senior national body of distinguished Canadian scholars, artists and scientists. As Canada's National Academy, the Royal Society of Canada exists to recognize academic excellence and outstanding contributions to Canadian intellectual culture, to advise governments and organizations, and to promote a culture of knowledge and innovation in Canada. The Society's three academies collectively consist of nearly 2,000 Fellows, men and women who are selected by their peers for outstanding contributions to the natural and social sciences, in the arts and in the humanities.

This year's new Fellows were inducted to the RSC during the Induction and Awards Ceremony held on November 26, 2011 at the Ottawa Convention Centre in Ottawa. To view a complete list of newly elected Fellows and their nomination citations, please visit the Society's website at Class of 2011 Citations.

For further information:

Erika Kujawski, Officer of Communications,

The Royal Society of Canada, (613) 991-5642,

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