Three University of Waterloo researchers have been named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC).
They are among 89 new Fellows elected by their peers for outstanding scholarly, scientific, and artistic achievement announced today by the Royal Society of Canada.
Waterloo's new Royal Society of Canada Fellows
Richard Cook (Statistics and Actuarial Science) is a world leader in the development of statistical theory and methods for studying life history processes. His innovative modeling strategies for complex processes, and associated methods for the design and analysis of randomized trials and observational studies, have been highly influential both in statistics and in several areas of medical science.
Lyndon Jones (School of Optometry & Vision Science), an internationally renowned optometrist and biomaterial scientist, is recognized for his pioneering research relating to the science underpinning the interactions of novel and commercially available contact lens materials with the ocular surface, in addition to significant contributions relating to the etiology and management of dry eye. His ground-breaking work has resulted in the development of improved contact lenses and contact lens solutions for millions of wearers globally.
Guy Poirier (French Studies) works on topics related to French Renaissance: discourse and homosexuality in Renaissance France, Henri III of France in literature and pamphlets, etc. He also published in areas such as Québec literature and British Columbia French Literature. More recently, he has been the principal investigator of research projects on early modern French missionary texts (Japan, Charlevoix).