University of Saskatchewan

Awards and Recognition

Royal Society of Canada


Larry Fowke - Elected to the Royal Society of Canada

Larry Fowke, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biology, was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2009. Fowke, who joined the U of S in 1970, has been the recipient of many awards, including an earned doctor of science conferred on him by the university in 2006. His research centres on understanding cell division in plants, how cells move material from outside their membranes to inside, and the cloning of conifers. 

RSC Citation:

For more than three decades, Dr. Larry Fowke has established the groundwork in plant-cell biology that other scientists have successfully followed. He has creatively combined cytological, biochemical, and molecular techniques to advance our understanding of the process and nature of plant-cell development and division. This innovative research, often performed painstakingly by microscope, has consistently produced groundbreaking contributions to the discipline of cell biology. It has also led to exciting applications, in particular the development of methods for generating large quantities of conifer embryos for forestry. Larry Fowke is a leading world authority in cell biology.

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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.