Linda Cardinal of the School of Political Studies is gathering more honours! She recently received two prestigious awards: She was named Chevalier in the Ordre des Palmes Académiques and elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
Linda Cardinal is an internationally renowned specialist who innovatively contributed to research into Canada’s Francophone minorities within Canadian and comparative politics. In debates on identity and linguistic policies, as well as in those on citizenship, institutions and governance, she has infused new life and given an international influence to research on Canada’s French-speaking communities.
The Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Order of Academic Palms) is an Order of Chivalry of France for academics and cultural and educational figures. Originally a decoration founded by Emperor Napoléon in 1808, it was changed into its current form as an order on 1955. In 1866, the scope of the award was widened to include major contributions to French national education and culture made by anyone, including foreigners. It was also made available to any French expatriates making major contributions to the expansion of French culture throughout the rest of the world.
The Royal Society of Canada, founded in 1882, is Canada’s oldest and most prestigious scholarly organization. Election to it is the highest honour that can be attained by scholars, artists and scientists in Canada. Canadians have directly benefited from the outstanding achievements of these individuals. The new Fellows of RSC are among those who, today, build the world we will live in tomorrow.
Congratulations Professor Cardinal!