Peter Dauvergne: Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Congratulations to Professor Peter Dauvergne on being named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. This honour recognizes the great contribution Dauvergne has made to academia and to society, as his timely and groundbreaking scholarship is helping us to better understand global environmental politics.

This designation is the highest honour a scholar in the arts, humanities and sciences can receive, in Canada. Dauvergne is one of a select number of academics to be bestowed with the honour this year.

In the citation about Dauvergne, the Royal Society of Canada states,

Peter Dauvergne is a world-leading scholar of global environmental politics. His pioneering research on consumption, corporations, and social movements has significantly advanced the theoretical understanding of the causes and consequences of global environmental change. Extensive field-based research in the AsiaPacific has further unlocked key insights into the transnational causes of tropical deforestation. His books have received multiple international awards and been widely translated.

Dauvergne will be welcomed into the RSC, in Halifax, in November 2018. He is one of five UBC Arts faculty members who were announced as Fellows and Members of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.


About the RSC

“The Royal Society of Canada (RSC): The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada was established under an Act of Parliament in 1883 as Canada’s National Academy, the senior collegium of distinguished scholars, artists and scientists in the country. The primary objective of the Society is to promote learning and research in the arts, the humanities and the natural and social sciences”.

The RSC is the recognized pre-eminent body of independent scholars, researchers and creative people in Canada whose Fellows comprise a collegium that can provide intellectual leadership for the betterment of Canada and the world.

The mission of the RSC is:

“To serve Canada and Canadians by recognizing Canada’s leading intellectuals, scholars, researchers and artists and by mobilizing them in open discussion and debate, to advance knowledge, encourage integrated interdisciplinary understandings and address issues that are critical to Canada and Canadians.”

Read more about the RSC here.


Peter Dauvergne is a professor of international relations, specializing in global environmental politics. His research covers the politics of social movements, consumption, technology, and corporations, especially the consequences for social inequality and ecosystem degradation in the global South. Recent topics include the politics of climate change, food, plastic, biofuels, mining, ocean conservation, and tropical deforestation.