Alan Kingstone, Head of Psychology at UBC has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He was elected by his peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement.
Election to the academies of the Royal Society of Canada is the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the Arts, Humanities and Sciences.
In announcing the award, Alan was cited by the Society as having changed the fields of cognitive science and cognitive neuroscience through key insights, critical data and groundbreaking theory. For instance, his new field of research, Cognitive Ethology, emphasizes that the processes of brain and mind depend critically on the situational contexts within which humans are embedded. This work poses a fundamental challenge to the status quo, and presents novel ways to study and conceptualize the human experience.
Founded in 1882, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) comprises the Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada. Its mission is to recognize scholarly, research and artistic excellence, to advise governments and organizations, and to promote a culture of knowledge and innovation in Canada and with other national academies around the world.