Vancouver Island University is celebrating its first Fellow in the Academy of Arts and Humanities of the Royal Society of Canada.
VIU History Professor Dr Cheryl Krasnick Walsh was elected to the R.S.C, which is bestowed on scholars who have made exceptional contributions in their field.
Warsh was recognized for her work in Canadian healthcare history giving a voice to people with mental health issues, addictions and for children.
Warsh’s work includes shaping research in her area of study, as editor of the Canadian Bulletin of Medical History.
Election to the Royal Society of Canada is considered the highest academic honour a scholar can receive in the arts, humanities and sciences.
Warsh joins more than 2,000 other Canadians who have received this recognition.
Susan Juby was the first VIU faculty member to be inducted into RSC’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists in 2014.