Carleton Professor Elected to Royal Society’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Carleton University’s Graeme Auld, professor in the School of Public Policy and Administration has been elected to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists in recognition of the high level of excellence demonstrated in his work at an early point in his career.

“It is my pleasure to congratulate Prof. Auld on his election to the Society’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists,” said Rafik Goubran, vice-president (Research and International). “Prof. Auld has demonstrated excellence throughout his career and engaged in research that directly impacts important social issues. Carleton is fortunate to have such strong early-career scholar.”

Auld is recognized for his work on global environmental policy and politics, especially his examination of private certification programs, such as Fairtrade International or the Forest Stewardship Council. Environmental groups back these programs, which now oversee the certification of ethically and environmentally labelled products. Auld’s main research investigates where these programs came from, how they operate and what they have done to impact everything from forestry and mining to climate change and electronic waste. Drawing from various disciplines, his work has shifted society’s understandings how private actors are increasingly central to global governance.

“I am thrilled and honoured that I have been elected as a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists,” said Auld. “It is affirming to receive this recognition for the research I am, of course, passionate about.”

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