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Royal Society of Canada Class of 2020

The Royal Society of Canada announced Dr. Maziar Divangahi as one of McGill's newest members to the College of New Scholars

Congratulations Dr. Maziar Divangahi! Dr. Maziar Divangahi is among the 50 new Members of the College, and among the ten McGill researchers honored by the Royal Society of Canada. The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) and its Members have elected this year’s new Fellows and named the incoming class of The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. This year’s cohort includes some of McGill’s most accomplished researchers and scholars. For the Class of 2020, 87 new Fellows and 50 new members to The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists were announced.

“I am very proud to become a member of the RSC. This achievement reflects the amazing family, friends, colleagues, and McGill community that have supported me along the way,”

– Maziar Divangahi

New Members to the College are Canadians who, at an early stage in their career, have demonstrated a high level of achievement. Fifty-one Canadian universities and the National Research Council nominate members to the College, which is the first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for Canadian intellectual leadership. Each new cohort represents an emerging generation of scholarly, scientific and artistic leadership from coast-to-coast. Recognition by the RSC is the highest honour an individual can achieve in the Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences. The College provides the Royal Society of Canada with a multigenerational capacity to help Canada and the world address major challenges and seize new opportunities including those identified in emerging fields.

“The Royal Society of Canada is delighted to recognise this year’s exceptional cohort of inductees, as the contributions of these outstanding artists, scholars and scientists have significantly impacted their respective disciplines at both national and international levels.” 

RSC President Jeremy McNeil.

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About Dr. Maziar Divangahi:

Maziar Divangahi is an internationally renowned pulmonary immunologist who has made major contributions to our understanding of both innate and adaptive immunity to pulmonary infectious diseases. His pioneer work on innate immune memory has identified hematopoietic stem cells as potential target for the development of novel vaccine against pulmonary infections, such as tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis), influenza (H1N1), and coronaviruses (SARS-CoV2). He is currently holding the Strauss Chair in Respiratory Diseases (McGill University).