Professor Rashid Sumaila (Institute for Oceans & Fisheries; School of Public Policy and Global Affairs, UBC) was named a new Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).
Rashid Sumaila is one of the world’s most innovative researchers on the future of the oceans, integrating the social, economic and fisheries sciences to build novel pathways towards sustainable fisheries. His work has challenged today’s approaches to marine governance, generating exciting new ways of thinking about our relationship to the marine biosphere, such as protecting the high seas as a “fish bank” for the world and using “intergeneration discount rates” for natural resource projects.
Professor Sumaila joins six other UBC faculty who have been named Fellows of the RSC. The fellowship of the RSC comprises over 2000 Canadian scholars, artists, and scientists, peer-elected as the best in their field. These are distinguished men and women from all branches of learning who have made remarkable contributions in the arts, the humanities and the sciences, as well as in Canadian public life.