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Royal Society of Canada Fellows

The Royal Society of Canada Fellows are distinguished men and women, chosen by their peers in all branches of learning, who have made remarkable contributions in the arts, the humanities and the sciences, as well as in Canadian public life. Its primary objective is to promote learning and research in the arts and sciences.


The Faculty of Public Affairs has had five Royal Society of Canada Fellows.

Fen Hampson was named a Royal Society of Canada Fellow in 2010. He is a Chancellor’s Professor of international affairs and is the former director of NPSIA. He is a world-renowned expert in international security policy, foreign affairs, and the director of the global security and politics program at the think tank CIGI.

Margaret Ogilvie was named a Royal Society of Canada Fellow in 1993 and is a Chancellor’s professor in the Department of Law and Legal Studies. She is an internationally renowned legal scholar in the research areas of contract law, banking law, and law and theology. She is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Jill Vickers, Emeritus, was named a Royal Society of Canada Fellow in 2003. She is a professor of political science. Her work was dedicated to combining research on women and politics with engagement in political life.

Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars


Sheryl Hamilton is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars. She is cross-appointed to the School of Journalism and Communication and the Department of Law and Legal Studies. Her research involves the important social, political and ethical roles that certain high profile Supreme Court of Canada cases play in Canadian public life as well as the important consequences to living in a “pandemic culture”.

Chancellor’s Professors

Created in 2001, the Chancellor’s Professor award is given by the President to recognize the excellence of individual professors whose work is of outstanding merit. Candidates with at least ten years of service as a full professor are nominated by the Chairs and Deans of their respective faculty.


Fen Hampson is a Chancellor’s Professor of international affairs, a Royal Society of Canada Fellow, and is the former director of NPSIA. He is a world-renowned expert in international security policy, foreign affairs, and the director of the global security and politics program at the think tank CIGI.

Joan DeBardeleben is a Chancellor’s Professor in the Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (EURUS)  and the Department of Political Science. She is also Director of the Centre for European Studies (Carleton’s European Union Centre of Excellence, and Director of the Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue, a major Canada-Europe research network funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

Margaret Ogilvie is a Chancellor’s Professor in the Department of Law and Legal Studies. She is an internationally renowned legal scholar in the research areas of contract law, banking law, and law and theology. She is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Leslie Pal is a Chancellor’s Professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration and is the director of the Centre on Governance and Public Management. He has worked on public sector reform projects in several countries, including Ukraine, Russia, Armenia, and Georgia.