Give Fellows their due
You report [CTR, Sept. 28] that Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada
have the right to the initials F.R.S.C. after their name.
Not in Concordia, however! You will find none in the calendar.
This policy differs from that of the University of British Columbia, as
can be seen at http://www.ubc.ca
I hope that Messrs. Bédard, Lightstone, Lowy, and Ms. Foster and
Ms. Prendergast can provide an acceptable reason for this policy or will
John McKay, FRSC
Registrar Lynne Prendergast replies:
I would like to congratulate
you on becoming a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Over a decade
ago, a task force was struck to review and recommend changes to the undergraduate
calendar. [It was decided] to list only degrees received and to not include
other awards or recognition in the sections of the calendar that contain
the list of faculty, members of the Board, senior administrative officers,
etc. The rationale, in part, is the need for absolute accuracy, a mammoth
task just in the area of degree designation.