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Posted Thu, 12/02/2010 - 13:31 in Dalhousie-related

Two Dalhousie University Professors Inducted to Royal Society of Canada

Professor Jocelyn Downie and Professor Emeritus Harold Robertson were recently inducted into the Royal Society of Canada. The RSC is prestigious academy comprised of individuals who embody academic excellence and outstanding contributions to Canadian intellectual culture. The society also advises governments and organizations, and promotes a culture of knowledge and innovation in Canada.

Key Points:

  • Professor Jocelyn Downie holds a Canada Research Chair in Health Law and Policy in addition to as position with the Faculty of Law and Medicine.

  • Dr. Downie sits on the RSC’s experts panel on end of life decision making.

  • Dr. Robertson researches the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders. He is involved in several clinical trials for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and is a member of Dalhousie’s Brain Repair Centre.

  • Dr. Robertson serves on the peer review committee of the Parkinson’s Society of Canada

  • Dalhousie has 24 RSCfellows including Drs. Downie and Robertson.

Pull Quotes:

  • “As professors, we have a responsibility for engagement. We have the extraordinary privilege of tenure, which means we’re safe; we have the time and the security to stand up and engage in discussion for the public good.” – Dr. Jocelyn Downie, Dalhousie University Professor, Faculty of Law and Medicine

  • “Its an exciting time to belong to the RSC as it goes through a period of renewal and increased activity, transforming from an old boys’ network to an esteemed organization which is sought out for advice and guidance. There’s so much in modern society that scientists need to comment on.”- Dr. Harold Robertson, Dalhousie University Professor Emeritus



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