Dr. James Dosman, a senior faculty member in the department of medicine, will be inducted into the RSC during a ceremony at the society's annual general meeting in Ottawa in November. Members of the RSC are selected by their peers for outstanding contributions in their fields.
Dosman has been a leader in agricultural medicine, dedicating his career to advancing the health of rural populations. He founded the U of S Centre for Agricultural Medicine, now known as the Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture. A member of the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, he was named among the "One Hundred Most Influential Graduates" on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the College of Arts and Science.
His citation reads, in part: "Dr. James Dosman is considered the Father of Agricultural Medicine in Canada, pioneering this critical field. Through his scientific research and commitment to knowledge translation, he has improved the standard of care for agricultural workers and rural populations in Canada and around the world ... An outstanding physician scientist, he has been instrumental in establishing numerous community outreach organizations..."
About the Royal Society of Canada
RSC: The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada is the senior national body of distinguished Canadian scholars, artists and scientists. It is Canada's national academy. The primary objective of the RSC is to promote learning and research in the arts and sciences. The RSC consists of nearly 2000 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.
As Canada's national academy, the RSC exists to recognize academic excellence, to advise governments and organizations, and to promote Canadian culture.