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University of Manitoba welcomes Canadian scholars

May 8, 2023 — 

The University of Manitoba will welcome top Canadian scholars from across the country for the 2023 Royal Society of Canada (RSC) Annual Gathering. This is an opportunity to review activities, processes and engage among peers. This year summer gathering will be focused on identified areas of work such as francophone scholars portfolio, membership portfolio, Indigenous engagement among others.

It is an “opportunity to engage, to bring Canada’s best scholars, young scholars together”, says Dr. Frank Deer, Associate Dean Indigenous Education and RSC Vice President College for New Scholars. “We’re interested in enabling scholars to not just work together but to promote their work domestically and internationally.”

The RSC promotes research and learning recognizing top Canadian scholars. The RSC is Canada’s national academy, it works as a “collaboration collective of universities, scholars and people who are related to scholarship in their nation they work together for such things as the benefit of society of informing government policy and working alongside the private sector in order to better the nation in many different ways,” explains Deer.

The annual meetings are hosted at different universities in Canada, and this year the University of Manitoba will serve as host. “There is an importance of ensuring regional balance in these events, the college annual gathering has never been hosted in Manitoba. We are trying to make sure we are providing members with an opportunity in their home provinces, sometimes cities to have an opportunity to engage with each other” explains Deer. “We will also be engaging with our francophone colleagues outside of the academy. This is an opportunity for us to market ourselves as a college and as a society that’s welcoming of French speaking scholars.”

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