Research Leaders Earn Academic Accolades
Three Queen’s University professors have been named to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists program. The new program recognizes an emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership and seeks 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.
Queen’s received the maximum allowance of three New College inductees.
“This is an exciting new program that opens the doors of the RSC to early to mid-career scholars and researchers, and provides them an opportunity to contribute to the promotion of learning and research, an important mandate of the RSC,” says Steven Liss, Vice-Principal (Research). “Equally important is the opportunity for the RSC to connect with younger colleagues representing a wide range of research pursuits and perspectives. Although we were limited to a maximum of three, the Queen’s researchers elected into the inaugural College cohort are great representatives of the diverse range of leading edge and innovative research being undertaken by our younger colleagues across our campus.
The three new members include:
Pascale Champagne (Civil Engineering) is an innovative and collaborative researcher rapidly establishing herself as an expert in the development of alternate water and waste management technologies and sustainable environmental approaches with a focus on integrated bioresource management. “I am honoured to receive this prestigious award,” says Dr. Champagne. “The award will create new collaborative research opportunities and allow me to develop new synergies with other researchers, and contribute to Canada’s ability to manage bioresources in a manner that is both sustainable and supportive of economic development.”
Una D’Elia (Art History), a leading scholar in the elucidation of Renaissance art. Her award-winning and critically acclaimed publications are lauded internationally for revealing new interpretations of such famous artists as Titian, Michelangelo and Raphael.
“I take this award as validation of the importance and relevance of the study of the arts and humanities,” says Dr. D’Elia. “On a personal level, I am particularly proud to be able to have my two girls see their mother receiving this honour.”
Morten Nielsen (Economics), the Canada Research Chair in Time Series Econometrics and the David Chadwick Smith Chair in the Department of Economics. Dr. Nielsen is a research leader in econometrics, the field of study focused on developing methods for the statistical analysis of economic data.
“I am delighted to be inducted into the RSC College. Being recognized by your peers in this way is a great honour, and I am both humbled and thrilled,” says Dr. Nielsen.
- Rethinking-Renaissance Drawings
The study of Renaissance drawings allows for an intensive exploration of how artists constructed their works, even arguably how they thought. Some of these drawings are images that were deemed inappropriate for more public viewing and so reveal a private view of the Reniassance.
- Raphael's Ostrich
In my book, Raphael's Ostrich (Penn State 2015), I explore the varying depictions of the ostrich through many permutations and shifts in its meaning.
- Dr. Una D'Elia
I am an Associate Professor of Art History and Art Conservation at Queen's University focusing on Italian Renaissance and the relationships between are and literature.
- Professors Win Prestigious Harvard Fellowships
Anthony D'Elia, an associate professor in the Department of History and Una D'Elia, an assistant professor in the Department of Art, are among just 15 fellows chosen annually to conduct advanced research at the Harvard Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence, Italy.