Professors Lori G. Beaman of the Faculty of Arts has been elected Fellow of the Academy of the Arts and Humanities and Benoît Pelletier of the Faculty of Law, droit civil Section, has been specially Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).
A professor at the Department of Classics and Religious Studies, Lori Beaman is internationally recognized for her interdisciplinary, comparative and collaborative research on religion and diversity in Canadian society. Based on empirical evidence, her research challenges the narratives of competition, tolerance and accommodation and proposes instead a model based on deep equality, cooperation and collaboration. She provides a new paradigm that is changing academic thought and the way practitioners approach diversity.
Professor Pelletier is an internationally renowned constitutional expert who has contributed to the advancement of law through his thinking, writings and media involvement. His published works are essential references in the field. He is a recognized educator with an ability to make complex issues accessible. He also had a political career marked by numerous achievements.
The University of Ottawa now has 98 RCS fellows.