Two Western scholars were named among the newest members of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.
Part of the Royal Society of Canada, College membership represents the emerging generation of scholarly, scientific and artistic leadership in Canada. Together, members address issues of particular concern to new scholars, artists and scientists, for the advancement of understanding and the benefit of society, taking advantage of the interdisciplinary approaches fostered by the establishment of the College.
The Royal Society of Canada also announced its new Fellows today.
Western’s newest College members, who will be inducted during ceremonies on Nov. 22 in Ottawa, include:
Chemical & Biochemical Engineering
Anatomy & Cell Biology
Lauren Flynn is internationally recognized for her pioneering research in transforming human fat, discarded as surgical waste, into pro-regenerative therapies with the potential to revolutionize the treatment of soft tissue defects in plastic and reconstructive surgery. With unique expertise in bioscaffold fabrication and adipose-derived stem cells, Flynn is also developing innovative strategies to address areas of significant clinical need in wound healing and the treatment of peripheral vascular disease.
Janice Forsyth is transforming the way Canadians understand the role of sport in Indigenous lives. Her research focuses on the way sports have been used as tools for colonization, and how Indigenous people have used those same activities for cultural regeneration and survival. The insights generated from her work have shaped federal policies on sport and health, while generating critical acclaim and attention from scholars, practitioners and major media.