Congratulations to Dr. John Loxley, Department of Economics, and Dr. Emőke J.E. Szathmáry, Department of Anthropology, on being elected Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada. Election to Fellowship in the Society is considered the highest academic honour awarded to scholars, artists and scientists in Canada.
From the Citations of the 2005 New Fellows elected to the Academy of Humanities and Social Sciences:
“John Loxley is perhaps Canada’s leading critical economist who has spent his career critiquing the impact of orthodox economic policies and institutions on the poor in developing countries and in Canada, and developing alternative proposals for more equitable economic approaches. For many years he has analyzed monetary systems in Africa and proposed reforms to promote national or socialist aspirations. His work on the theory, design, and implementation of IMF/World Bank structural adjustment programs is recognized internationally. His writing on community and Aboriginal economic development in Canada, and the preparation of alternative budgets oriented toward the poor, the environment, and women, has also been widely influential.”
"Emőke Szathmáry is a physical anthropologist known internationally for her pioneering research on the genetics of indigenous people of the arctic and subarctic. Her multidisciplinary work focuses on examination of genetic diversity through linguistic, ethnological, and archaeological contexts, and on the etiology of type-2 diabetes. She was the first to use genetic data to test theories about the origin of arctic and subarctic North Americans. Her research on the cause of type-2 diabetes provides an essential baseline for future research about the factors involved in diabetes onset. Since 1996 she has been President of the University of Manitoba."
An induction ceremony is to be held in Ottawa November 27, 2005.