Professor Mike Kendall Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

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Professor Mike Kendall, a Fellow of St Cross, has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada for his outstanding contributions to science. Mike is Head of the Department of Earth Sciences, where is also serves as Chair of Geophysics. 

In 2019, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in the UK – the same year he came to Oxford. 

“As a Canadian, this award means a lot to me,” said Mike. “I benefitted greatly from the Canadian education system, which encourages students in all fields and is still one of the best in the world. I am fortunate that I still get to do research in exciting parts of Canada.” 

Mike did both his undergraduate degree and his PhD at Queen’s University in Canada and was a NSERC postdoctoral fellow and Green’s Scholar at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in the USA. He has had faculty positions at the University of Toronto, the University of Leeds and the University of Bristol before coming to Oxford in 2019.  

He was previously president of the British Geophysical Association (BGA) and vice-president (Geophysics) of the Royal Astronomical Society. In 2003 he was the BGA Bullerwell Lecturer, in 2011 he was elected fellow of the American Geophysical Union. 

Elected to the fellowships Academy of Science, Mike is one of over 2,558 Fellows. 

“The Royal Society of Canada is delighted to welcome this outstanding cohort of artists, scholars and scientists,” said RSC President Jeremy McNeil. “These individuals are recognised for their exceptional contributions their respective disciplines and are a real credit to Canada.” 

Founded in 1882, the Royal Society of Canada serves Canada by recognising leading intellectuals, researchers and artists, mobilising them in debate and advising the government on issues that are critical to the country. 

Congratulations, Mike, on this great recognition!