April 18, 2019

Lectures Celebrating New Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada
October 25, 2004

The Royal Society of Canada recently elected its new Fellows for 2004. The Fields Institute will host an event on October 25, 2004, to celebrate the achievements of of this year's new Fellows from the Academy of Sciences. Four of the newly elected Fellows will speak about their work in the mathematical sciences or closely related areas. A reception will follow.
Listing of new Fellows elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 2004 in the Academy of Science


Elizabeth Cannon (Calgary)
Stephen Fienberg (Carnegie Mellon)
Jacques Hurtubise (McGill)
Barbara Sherwood Lollar (Toronto)



Introduction, and acknowledgment of new Academy of Science FRSCs

12:50 p.m.

Stephen Fienberg (Carnegie Mellon)
Mathematical Glimpses of Statistical Models for Frequency Data at Work


1:50 p.m. Elizabeth Cannon (Calgary)
Positioning and Navigation with the Global Positioning System: Pushing the Limits
3:30 p.m. Barbara Sherwood Lollar (Toronto)
Compound Specific Stable Isotope Analysis: A Novel Tool For Investigation of Biodegradation
4:30 p.m. Jacques Hurtubise (McGill)
Integrable systems
CANNON, M. Elizabeth
Department of Geomatics Engineering, University of Calgary
Dr. Elizabeth Cannon has made significant contributions to the development of satellite navigation
techniques and the implementation of these algorithms world-wide. She has applied her research to precise navigation of vehicles, ships and aircraft which has had a major impact on the development of new products and systems through the transfer of her research to industry. Dr. Cannon has trained numerous graduate students and is also a leader in the promotion of science and engineering careers to young women through public awareness, the development of innovative programs and through the dissemination of research.
FIENBERG, Stephen E.
Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University
Professor Fienberg has made fundamental and innovative contributions to: the statistical theory and methodology for the analysis of discrete data, a vast and earlier underdeveloped area of statistics, including geometrical representations for contingency tables and expansions of the role of loglinear models in the analysis of large sparse multiway tables, capture-recapture problems, social networks, and confidentiality- disclosure limitation; to conceptual insight on relationships between randomized experiments and sample surveys and censuses; and to diverse areas of application including biology, criminal justice, law, medicine, public health, public policy, and sociology.
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, McGill University
Jacques Hurtubise has garnered an international reputation for his fundamental contributions to several different areas at the frontier between mathematics and physics. He was one of the architects of the proof of the Atiyah-Jones conjecture concerning the topology of the moduli space of instanton type solutions to the Yang-Mills equations. He has also brought a new and innovative approach to the theory of integrable Hamiltonian systems, leading to a new understanding of complete integrability for a large class of systems.
Department of Geology, University of Toronto
Barbara Sherwood Lollar conducts transformative research on carbon-based groundwater
pollutants using compound specific isotope analysis, of which she is a pioneer and is revolutionizing the monitoring of these priority contaminants. Her work enables multiple sources
of pollutants to be identified and their transport and degradation to be quantified. In a 2002
breakthrough paper in Nature, her group showed that hydrocarbon gases from deep within the
Earth’s crust are produced from the same kinds of abiogenic reactions as those in meteorites thus contributing essential new data to our understanding of the deep biosphere and the origin of

new Fellows elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 2004

Applied Science and Engineering / Sciences appliquées et génie

BRASH, John Department of Chemical Engineering, McMaster University
CANNON, M. Elizabeth Department of Geomatics Engineering, University of Calgary
LEROUEIL, Serge Département de génie civil, Université Laval
MITCHELL, Denis Department of Civil Engineering, McGill University
SMITH, Daniel W. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Sciences, UAlberta

Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences / Sciences de la terre, de l'océan et de l'atmosphère

MACDONALD, Robie W. Institute of Ocean Sciences
SHERWOOD LOLLAR, Barbara Department of Geology, University of Toronto
WILLIAMS-JONES, A.E. (Willy) Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, McGill University
ZWIERS, Francis W. Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis, Environment Canada

Life Sciences / Sciences de la vie

BROOKS, Daniel R. Department of Zoology, University of Toronto
BROWN, Gregory M. Department of Psychiatry and Physiology, University of Toronto
COX, Diane W. Department of Medical Genetics, University of Alberta
CULLIS, Pieter R. Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, UBC
DICK, John E. Princess Margaret Hospital
KUMAR, Shrawan Department of Physical Therapy, University of Alberta
MCFADDEN, Grant Robarts Research Institute, The University of Western Ontario
NAYLOR, David Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
RAJOTTE, Ray V. Surgical-Medical Research Institute, University of Alberta
SCHECHTER, Martin T. Department of Health Care and Epidemiology, UBC
SHOUBRIDGE, Eric Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery and Department of Human
Genetics, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University
SINGH, Bhagirath CIHR, Institute of Infection and Immunity, The University of Western Ontario
TYRRELL, David L. Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Alberta
Foreign Fellow
GRANT, B. Rosemary Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University

Mathematical and Physical Sciences / Mathématiques et sciences physiques

EISENBERG, Adi Department of Chemistry, McGill University
FIENBERG, Stephen E. Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University
GRANT, Martin Department of Physics, McGill University
HARRIS, William E. Department of Physics and Astronomy, McMaster University
HURTUBISE, Jacques Département de mathématiques et de statistique, Université McGill
LIPKOWSKI, Jacek Department of Chemistry, University of Guelph
STANDING, Kenneth G. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manitoba
TREMBLAY, André-Marie Départment de physique, Université de Sherbrooke

A complete listing of all new Fellows elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 2004 is available here.

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