Steven Cooke Elected to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Steven Cooke, Carleton University’s Canada Research Chair in Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology and associate professor in the Department of Biology and the Institute for Environmental Science has been elected to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Cooke is the third faculty member from Carleton to be elected to the college. Professors Sheryl Hamilton and Stuart Murray joined in 2014. He will be officially inducted at a ceremony on Nov. 28, 2015 in Victoria, B.C.

Facts on Cooke:

  • Defined the nascent discipline of conservation physiology and is a pioneer in animal biotelemetry.
  • His work on recreational fisheries in freshwater and marine systems has changed how fisheries around the globe are managed.
  • He is a Canada Research Chair and has received many awards, including the NSERC E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship and Medal from the Fisheries Society of the British Isles.


I am particularly excited about the diversity of members of the college and the ability to learn from and share with outstanding scholars, artists and scientists from across Canada. – Cooke

The Carleton University community joins in applauding this well-deserved recognition of Steven Cooke’s fine scholarship. – Roseann O’Reilly Runte, president, Carleton University

About The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists

Launched in 2014, the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists is Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership. It is mandated to gather scholars, artists and scientists at a highly productive stage of their careers into a single collegium where new advances in understanding will emerge from the interaction of diverse intellectual, cultural and social perspectives.

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