Marie Beaulieu to Be Inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Canadian Society

The fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) are called upon at the highest level to address issues that are of public interest.

Being elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) is the highest distinction bestowed upon scientists in this country. Established in 1883, the RSC fellowship includes some 2,000 Canadians who were peer-elected from all branches of learning for their outstanding contributions in the arts, humanities, and sciences as well as in national public life.

Influencing the thought process

RSC fellows independently advise governments and organizations in partnership with other national academies from across the globe. The RSC consists of three academies (arts and humanities, social sciences, and science) as well as the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership.

A pioneer against the mistreatment of older adults

Marie Beaulieu founded and holds the Research Chair on Mistreatment of Older Adults. A pioneer in her field, for 30 years she has contributed to raising awareness and changing attitudes toward elder abuse and bullying. She has systemically documented this social issue in order to better identify and prevent situations involving bullying, vulnerability and mistreatment in our societies.

With her team, she has developed a series of intervention tools adapted to the needs of citizens, workers, organizations, and institutions. She has helped draft two national policies in Québec and continues to support knowledge development promoting the "well-treatment" of seniors at home and abroad.

As a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, once officially inducted on November 24, Dr. Beaulieu will be in a position to continue influencing governmental and organizational orientations and policies nationwide and at the highest level.

In an open letter published in newspapers, Mr. Jean-Pierre Perreault, the vice-principal of research and graduate studies at the Université de Sherbrooke, and Dr. Nicole Dubuc, the scientific director of the CdRV, congratulated Dr. Beaulieu for this exceptional and well-deserved honour.


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