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Congratulations to Mohamad Sawan for his Election as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

07, 2022

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The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and its members have elected this year’s new Fellows and named the incoming class of the RSC College. Recognition by the RSC for career achievement is one of the highest honour an individual can achieve in the Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences.

Mohamad Sawan is an international authority on biomedical engineering. He is credited with several major breakthroughs, including chip-integrated implantable devices for the measurement and electrical stimulation of the visual cerebral cortex in order to restore sight to the blind, work that has received international recognition. His scientific contributions have been applied in a variety of specialties including audiology, urology, respirology, vision, epilepsy, and limb movement.

On Friday, November 25, 2022, the RSC will welcome the Class of 2022 new RSC Fellows and new Members of the RSC College and present awards for outstanding research and scholarly achievement. The ceremonies will be held in person in Calgary, Alberta. 

More information about The Royal Society of Canada

Founded in 1882, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) comprises the Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences, and The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. The RSC recognizes excellence, advises the government and the larger society, and promotes a culture of knowledge and innovation in Canada and with other national academies around the world.