Those named to the College represent the emerging generation of scholarly, scientific and artistic leadership in Canada.
“I am honoured to be recognized for my scholarly work by this leading academy,” said Professor Newman who in 2013 was awarded a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Rights and Constitutional and International Law.
"We are extremely proud of Professor Newman on his election to the Royal Society's College - a thoroughly deserved recognition," said Martin Phillipson, dean of the College of Law.
Founded in 1882, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) comprises the Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences; in addition to Canada's first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership, The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Its mission is to recognize scholarly, research and artistic excellence, to advise governments and organizations, and to promote a culture of knowledge and innovation in Canada and with other national academies around the world.
The presentation of the 2016 cohort will take place in Kingston, Ontario on Nov. 18, 2016.