Royal Society fellows elected from Queen’s

Five members of Queen's faculty honoured for contributions in diverse fields.

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Five Queen’s faculty members have been elected as fellows to the Royal Society of Canada for their contributions to learning and research in the arts, humanities, and mathematics.

The Society has recognized over 2000 scholars, artists and scientists across the country over several years. 

This year, fellows include Daniel David Moses and Craig Walker of the Dan School of Drama and Music, philosophy professor David Bakhurst, art history and art conservation professor Joan Schwartz, and mathematics and statistics professor Troy Day.

Daniel David Moses began working for the drama department in 2003 as a Queen’s National Scholar. Moses is part of the Six Nations community south of Brantford, Ontario, and is notable as an Aboriginal poet and playwright. 

Craig Walker, of the same department, currently serves as the director of the Dan School of Drama and Music. Walker began his career as an actor with the Stratford Festival, Shaw Festival, and many other Canadian companies. 

From 1997 to 2007 he served as Artistic Director of Theatre Kingston. Walker has also gained notability as a playwright, through work such as an adaption James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake.

David Bakhurst has taught at Queen’s since 1990. His areas of interest include metaphysics, ethics, philosophy of education, and Russian philosophy and psychology. 

Joan Schwartz, the department head of art history, has been recognized for her multi-disciplinary work as a photographic historian, archival theorist, and historical geographer. 

Troy Day is a professor in the mathematics and statistics department, and is cross-appointed in the department of biology. His research falls under mathematical biology, and he is well known for his contributions to evolutionary theory.

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