Royal Society Of Canada Taps UWindsor’s Willett

(WINDSOR, ON) – The Royal Society of Canada has included associate professor Jennifer Willet in the 2017 appointments of members of The College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists. Dr Willet is associated with the School of Creative Arts at the University of Windsor and is also the director of the Incubator Laboratory. The lab is said to be a hybrid at the intersection of art, science, and ecology.

Dr Jennifer Willet.<br>Photo by Arturo Herrera, 2013/Incubator.

Dr Jennifer Willet.
Photo by Arturo Herrera, 2013/Incubator.

Willet is acknowledged by the academic community as a leading artist and curator specifically in by the international bio-art community. Her interdisciplinary research involves contemporary art, ecological and biotech sciences, cultural studies, and philosophy.

Those named to the college represent the emerging generation of scholarly, scientific, and artistic leadership in Canada.

“The College is a unique institution that is able to respond to the challenges of today through broad creativity and innovation, cutting across the traditional divisions of sciences, social sciences, arts, and the humanities, as well as across the diverse linguistic and cultural map of Canadian institutions of higher learning and beyond,” said College president Cynthia Milton. “The incoming cohort reflects this vision of engaged knowledge for the social good.”

The members of the college will address issues of their particular concern at a cohort, sponsored by the Université de Montréal, on Friday, November 24 at the Fairmont Winnipeg Hotel in Winnipeg.

Since its creation in 2014, the College has annually handpicked its new members from the nation’s top mid-career scholars and artists. College members have already received recognition in their fields for excellence and serve as ambassadors of their fields. The college has gender parity and linguistic and cultural diversity.

Researchers in the humanities, sciences, arts, and social sciences at the College strive to overcome disciplinary and academic boundaries in the common pursuit of knowledge. The college seeks to participate in society at various levels, through engagement with government, through communities, and through our schools from K-12 and beyond.

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