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Tuesday November 18th, 2014

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UWindsor Faculty of Law professor William E. Conklin will receive the highest honour in Canadian academia when he is named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada on November 22nd.

The award is Canada’s national academy and exists to promote Canadian research and scholarly accomplishment, to recognize academic and artistic excellence and to advise governments, non-governmental organizations and Canadians on matters of public interest. RSC Fellows are elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic accomplishments and are considered to be at the pinnacle of achievement in their discipline.

Dr. Conklin’s academic achievements include original, internationally recognized contributions to jurisprudence, Canadian constitutional and international law, legal philosophy and legal education.

Biology professor Lisa Porter and Music Professor Sally Bick will also be honoured by the RSC as Members of the College of new Scholars, Artists and Scientists. This award recognizes an emerging generation of academics for achievement and intellectual leadership.

Dr. Bick explores music through the lens of politics, capturing the political undercurrents challenging assumptions about music, musical meaning and the role and status of the modernist art composer.

Dr. Porter is a leader in characterizing novel aspects of cell growth control and has discovered unique mechanisms linking development, maintenance regeneration and human disease. She is a strong advocate of relating research to the public and has initiated a unique movement to build translational research opportunities between Southwestern Ontario and Michigan.

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