Ravi Menon named Royal Society Fellow

Robarts scientist Ravi Menon, PhD, has been named among the newest Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), elected by his peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly and scientific achievement.

Menon is a pioneer in the use of MRI for structural and functional brain imaging. From the landmark demonstration and further development of functional MRI, to pioneering the use of ultra-high field MRI techniques for use in neuroscience and patient care, the advances developed by Menon are used in thousands of universities, research institutes, hospitals and pharmaceutical companies around the world today.

Founded in 1882, the RSC comprises the Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada. Its mission is to recognize scholarly, research and artistic excellence, to advise governments and organizations, and to promote a culture of knowledge and innovation in Canada and with other national academies around the world.

There are more than 2,000 Canadian scholars, artists, and scientists, peer-elected as the best in their field. The fellowship of the RSC comprises distinguished men and women from all branches of learning who have made remarkable contributions in the arts, the humanities and the sciences, as well as in Canadian public life.