Philippe Tortell elected to The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada

September 14, 2016

Congratulations to Professor Philippe Tortell, who was elected to the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. The college is Canada’s first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership.

The Members of the College are Canadians and Permanent Residents who have demonstrated a high level of achievement early stage in their career. The criteria for election is excellence, and membership is for seven years. Up to 100 Members may be elected each year.

Philippe is a sea-going oceanographer studying the biological, chemical and physical factors that regulate oceanic primary productivity and the concentration of climate-active gases. He and his group have developed innovative methods to characterize dissolved gases in the oceans in real time at high resolution. He was appointed Director of the Peter Wall Institute this year.