Former SFU English Department Chair Becomes Lifetime Member of the RSC

December 17, 2019

Former Simon Fraser University Department of English Chair Sandra Djwa has been made a lifetime member of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). RSC membership is one of Canada’s highest academic honours.

Founded in 1882, the RSC is committed to research and learning in the arts and humanities, the social sciences, and science fields. RSC fellows have made significant contributions in these areas. The society’s mandate is to build a better future for Canada and the world.

Professor Djwa taught Canadian literature in SFU’s English department for 37 years. She was department chair between 1986 and 1994. She also became an RSC member in 1994.

As the author of ten books, Professor Djwa has received many awards in her long career. Most recently, she earned the 2013 Governor-General’s Award for non-fiction and the 2014 Canada Prize in the Humanities for her latest publication, Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page.