Professor Russell Belk Elected to Royal Society of Canada

Russell Belk Professor of Marketing, Kraft Foods Canada Chair in Marketing
Russell Belk

Russell Belk, Professor of Marketing, Kraft Foods Canada Chair in Marketing, was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. In announcing Professor Belk’s election as a Fellow in the Division of Social Sciences, the Royal Society of Canada described him as a “world leader” in his field as well as one of the founders of Consumer Culture Theory. The Royal Society of Canada is the country’s most senior and distinguished council of scholars.

Professor Belk is the first Schulich faculty member to have ever received this distinction. “Russell Belk’s selection as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada reflects a truly brilliant and productive career,” said Dean Dezsö J. Horváth. “Professor Belk is an outstanding scholar and the Schulich community is proud of his achievement.”

Jagdish Sheth, Kellstadt Professor of Marketing at Emory University, who had recruited Belk to the University of Illinois four decades earlier, before he became a Schulich faculty member said that “Belk is the Wayne Gretzky of academic scholars” for his ability to identify future areas of research.

Belk was also previously awarded the honorary title of Distinguished Research Professor at York University in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the university through research. His research has been cited more than 43,000 times (Google Scholar), placing him among the most cited Canadian business school academics.