The Faculty of Education is delighted to announce the election of Professor Tracy Vaillancourt to the Royal Society of Canada’s 2021 cohort of fellows. Professor Vaillancourt is an internationally recognized scholar in the scientific study of aggression, bullying, social neuroscience and children’s mental health. She holds the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in School-Based Mental Health and Violence Prevention, is a Full Professor in the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Education and is cross-appointed to the Faculty of Social Sciences’ School of Psychology and the Faculty of Medicine’s Brain and Mind Research Institute. She is also the President-Elect of the International Society for Research on Aggression. As Chair of the RSC Children and Schools COVID-19 Working Group, she was the lead author of the recent benchmark policy briefing Children and Schools During COVID-19 and Beyond: Engagement and Connection Through Opportunity, published in August 2021.
“As one of the world’s leading experts in her field, Professor Vaillancourt’s influential work has advanced knowledge across disciplines, shaped education policy and contributed over two decades of research to understanding and mitigating bullying in schools and society,” said Richard Barwell, Dean of the Faculty of Education. “We congratulate her on this achievement, one of the highest distinctions for a scholar in Canada.”
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About the Royal Society of Canada
The RSC tradition of fellows dates all the way back to 1882 and members are elected from a range of scholarly and artistic disciplines. According to their mandate, the Society’s objective is to “to serve Canada and Canadians by recognizing Canada’s leading intellectuals, scholars, researchers and artists and, by mobilizing them in open discussion and debate, to advance knowledge, encourage integrated interdisciplinary understandings and address issues that are critical to Canada and Canadians.”