In 2020 the Institute for the Study of the Crown in Canada established a College of Fellows.
The College has a two-fold purpose:
- To recognize distinguished persons who have made major contributions to the study of the Crown.
- To associate them with the Institute’s mission of educating Canadians on the Crown.
Fellows may use the following postnominal letters:
- FSCC: Fellow of the Institute for the Study of the Crown in Canada
- MECC: Membre de l’Institut d’d’études sur la Couronne au Canada
A prospective Fellow may be nominated by a current Fellow, a prerequisite to which is that the prospective Fellow will have published a major work (book or academic paper) related to Canada’s constitutional monarchy.
List of Fellows
Appointed on August 20, 2020, the following eight inaugural Fellows are acknowledged authorities on the Canadian Crown, with many publications to their credit.
John Fraser, CM, Master Emeritus of Massey College and Founding President, Institute for the Study of the Crown in Canada
Dr. Andrew Heard, Professor of Political Science, Simon Fraser University
Dr. D. Michael Jackson, CVO, SOM, CD, President, Institute for the Study of the Crown in Canada
The Rt. Hon. David Johnston, PC, CC, CMM, COM, CD, former Governor General of Canada
The Hon. Serge Joyal, PC, OC, OQ, FRSC, former Senator from Québec
Dr. Barbara J. Messamore, FRHistS, Professor of History, University of the Fraser Valley
Dr. Peter H. Russell, OC, FRSC, University Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto
Dr. David E. Smith, OC, SOM, FRSC, Adjunct Professor, Politics and Public Administration, at Ryerson University