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July 05, 1999

U of G prof elected fellow of Royal Society of Canada

Prof. O.P. Dwivedi, Department of Political Science, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

A U of G professor since 1967, Dwivedi has studied and researched environmental policy and management, and comparative and development administration. He has written and edited 29 books and 85 book chapters and journal articles, and served as the 1999 International Scholar at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California.

His fellowship recognizes his research and publications, for being an "enabler" for other scholars and his " prolific contributions in his own right."

A former chair of U of G's political science department, Dwivedi is past-president of the Canadian Political Science Association and is current president of the Canadian Asian Studies Association. He also serves as a part-time Hindu priest with U of G's campus ministry. Dwivedi has acted as a consultant to the Canadian government, and served as an adviser with the World Health Organization and the World Bank in India, Papua New Guinea and Mauritius. Dwivedi received an honorary LLD from the University of Lethbridge in 1988.

"The entire U of G campus community shares in Prof. Dwivedi's delight at being named a fellow," said provost and acting president Iain Campbell. "It is a well-deserved mark of recognition for his distinguished career and valuable service to international development and the environment on an international level. It is typical of O.P. that at this moment he shares this recognition with his colleagues and his college. This honouring of one of its scholarly leaders is indeed a great boost for the college, which is now just over a year old."

Earlier this year, Dwivedi was in India with other U of G professors as part of a bi-national project on regulating environmental risks in India, focusing on harmful household products and their impact on women and children.

Dwivedi will be formerly inducted into the Society at a ceremony in Ottawa in November. Fellowship in the Royal Society of Canada is considered Canada's senior academic accolade. Since its inception 117 years ago, the Royal Society of Canada has been regarded as a force for the enrichment, interpretation and strengthening of Canada's intellectual heritage. Its mandate is the promotion and development of learning and research in the arts and sciences.

Contact: O.P. Dwivedi, Department of Political Science, (519) 824-4120 Ext.8937 (work); (519) 822-2534 (home)

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