Tanovich named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Professor David TanovichThe Royal Society of Canada (RSC) announced today that they will honour Windsor Law Professor David Tanovich, as a Fellow at its induction and awards ceremony November 24th.

Tanovich is one of 89 new Fellows that the Royal Society of Canada has elected for 2017.

Those elected to the academy were nominated by their peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievements and come from diverse backgrounds and disciplines.

“Being elected a RSC fellow is one of the highest honours that can be bestowed on an academic in Canada and I am incredibly humbled by it,” said Tanovich. “It is particularly gratifying to see legal doctrinal work on issues facing marginalized communities on a day-to-day basis being recognized in this way.”

Tanovich is a nationally recognized expert in criminal law, legal ethics and racial profiling. The society praised Tanovich as one of Canada’s most influential legal academics stating that he has “significantly advanced our understanding of systemic bias and, in particular, anti-Black racism, in Canadian criminal law.”

Founded in 1882, the society is Canada’s national academy and exists to promote Canadian research and scholarly accomplishments, to recognize academic and artistic excellence, to promote a culture of knowledge and innovation in Canada and to advise governments, non-governmental organizations and Canadians on matters of public interest.

Tanovich is most proud of the recognition this will bring to the University of Windsor and the Faculty of Law, both of which have supported and encouraged his work.

“The Faculty of Law is extremely proud of David Tanovich’s achievements,” said Acting Dean Tawfik. “This recognition by the Royal Society of Canada is a significant milestone in an already distinguished career and a testament to David’s transformative scholarship in the area of systemic bias and racial profiling in Canada. I know that I speak for all of us when I offer him our sincerest congratulations.” 

Please join us in congratulating David.