Duo inducted into RSC College
Professors Ekram Hossain and Andrew Woolford have been elected to the Royal Society of Canada’s (RSC) College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.
The College is Canada’s first national multidisciplinary recognition system, which honours emerging and productive academics for their contributions to society, with an emphasis on those who take interdisciplinary approaches to their research.
Election to the RSC is considered the highest honour an academic can achieve in the arts, humanities and sciences; and the University of Manitoba is proud to have two professors join this growing cohort of emerging national leaders.
“Drs. Hossain and Woolford are exemplary scholars in their fields, recognized internationally for their research excellence,” said Digvir Jayas, vice-president (research and international) and Distinguished Professor at the University of Manitoba. “We look forward to their continued development as visionary leaders.”
A professor of electrical and computer engineering, Hossain is an internationally recognized authority in the area of wireless communications and networking. His pioneering contributions to modeling, analysis, and design of cellular wireless and cognitive radio networks have significantly impacted the research and development in this area and enabled advancement of broadband wireless technology. Hossain is also a Fellow of the IEEE, the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.
The professor and head of the department of sociology undertakes research that sits at the forefront of genocide studies and has contributed to rethinking how genocide applies to Canadian settler colonialism. He is author or editor of several important books on diverse topics such as treaty negotiations, Residential Schools, restorative justice, and the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. His current research is a community-led effort to use virtual technology to foster empathy for and knowledge about Canada’s Residential Schools.
This year’s cohort of 80 new members of college will be officially inducted at the RSC Annual General Meeting on Nov. 18 in Kingston, ON. The University of Manitoba now has 5 RSC College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists members.