Dr. Michael Fehlings named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

September 12, 2014

NeuroDevNet Associate Scientific Director Dr. Michael Fehlings was named a Fellow within the Life Science Division of the Royal Society of Canada Sept. 9, 2014.

One of 90 individuals elected for their outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievements, Dr. Fehlings is celebrated for his contributions as a world-renowned neuroscientist and neurosurgeon.

"He combines an active clinical practice in complex spinal neurosurgery with a vibrant, translationally-oriented research program focused on discovering novel treatments for the injured brain and spinal cord," stated a release describing new Fellows on the Royal Society website. "With over 500 highly-cited publications, impacting clinical practice and research directions, he is established as a leading international expert in brain and spinal cord injury investigating CNS repair and regeneration."

Election to the Academies of the Royal Society of Canada is the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the Arts, Humanities and Sciences. 
“The RSC warmly welcomes this year’s 90 newly elected Fellows. These outstanding scholars, artists and scientists will be joining the Society due to their outstanding work in the arts, humanities and sciences,” said Graham Bell, President of the Royal Society of Canada. “By promoting and recognizing these leading intellectuals and researchers, the Royal Society of Canada continues to be on the forefront of significant advances for the betterment of Canada and the world.”
This year's new Fellows will be inducted to the academies of the RSC during the Induction and Awards Ceremony on Saturday,November 22, 2014 at Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec City. To register for this event, please visit the Society’s website at www.rsc-src.ca. 
Founded in 1882, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) comprises the Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada. Its mission is to recognize scholarly, research and artistic excellence, to advise governments and organizations, and to promote a culture of knowledge and innovation in Canada and with other national academies around the world. 

Dr. Fehlings was also recently named a Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. 

Congratulations to Dr. Fehlings!