University of Saskatchewan

Awards and Recognition

Royal Society of Canada


Peter Li - Elected to the Royal Society of Canada

Peter Li, professor in the Department of Sociology, was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2009. He has served as a consultant and advisor on policies of immigration, multiculturalism, race relations and social statistics to several federal departments, and in 2001, received the Living in Harmony recognition award by the race relations committee of the City of Saskatoon.

RSC Citation:

Peter Li, one of the most accomplished sociologists in North America, is a pioneering scholar of the Chinese in Canada. His highly original theoretical and empirical writings on the Chinese, immigration, and race relations have profoundly influenced both academe and the world of public policy. His work has been indispensable in several areas of sociology, and has served as the basis of the Chinese Head Tax Redress movement. His influential writings on immigration explain many aspects of immigrant life, including self-employment, entrepreneurship, economic integration, and racial inequality. He is the author of over seventy academic papers and seven books.

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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.