Prof. Vikram Bhatt Inducted into Royal Society of Canada
McGill School of Architecture professor Vikram Bhatt is one of 93 new Fellows inducted into the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).
The RSC Class of 2019 citation states that Bhatt is an “internationally recognized expert in the field of sustainable housing and human settlements design. His action research and practical interventions are affordable and culturally appropriate. His pioneering work on edible landscapes and urban agriculture has focused on food security and successfully transformed neighborhoods and cities around the globe improving lives of ordinary people.”
Established in 1883, the RSC consists of over 2,000 Fellows who have been selected by their peers for outstanding contributions to the natural and social sciences, arts and humanities.
“The Royal Society of Canada is extremely fortunate to welcome these exceptionally talented scholars, artists and scientists as new Members of the Society,” said RSC President Chad Gaffield in a press release. “They have made outstanding contributions to their fields and to Canada’s intellectual and artistic breadth, and are making a tremendously positive impact on the world. We recognize them for all that they have done, and indeed will continue to do, to advance scholarly and public life in Canada and around the world.”
The 2019 Fellows and Members will be welcomed into the RSC this November, in Ottawa, during the RSC’s Celebration of Excellence and Engagement.
The presentation of RSC Medals and Awards will also take place as part of the ceremony.
Click here to view the full list of winners.