Guelph's Dr. Brittany Luby elected to the Royal Society of Canada

Thursday, September 7, 2023

Dr. Brittany Luby, associate professor of history at the University of Guelph was elected as a member of the Royal Society of Canada’s (RSC) College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists in recognition of her outstanding research and scholarly achievement.

Dr. Luby is one of 58 new Members of the RSC College. "The College consists of mid-career leaders who provide the RSC with a multigenerational capacity to help Canada and the world address major challenges and seize new opportunities including those identified in emerging fields," states the website announcement.

Congratulations, Brittany!

Brittany Luby, of Anishnaabe descent, was raised on Treaty #3 Lands in what is currently known as Northwestern Ontario. She is an associate professor of history at the University of Guelph who seeks to stimulate public discussion of Indigenous issues through her work. Her picture books include Mii maanda ezhi-gkendmaanh/This is How I Know, illustrated by Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley and Encounter, illustrated by Michaela Goade. Her monograph Dammed received the 2021 Governor-General's Award for Scholarly Research.

Royal Society of Canada College

Brittany Luby

Other Royal Society members from the Tri-U

In 2022, Dr. Kristina Llewellyn of Renison University College/University of Waterloo was also elected to the College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists. In 2017, Dr. Catharine Wilson, University of Guelph, was elected as a Fellow of the RSC.

Cited and recent publications by Dr. Luby


Encounter, book cover by Brittany Luby illustrated by Michaela Goade


Mii Maanda ezhi-gkendmaanh book cover by Brittany Luby, illustrated by Joshua Mangeshig Pawis-Steckley


children's book cover "The Gift of Mnoomin" with painting of a river, ducks and a canoe with two people in it.


Children's book cover: "When the Stars came home" written by Brittany Luby pictures by Natasha Donovan. Child looking at images of other people


Dammed, book cover by Brittany Luby