|$500,000 in Killam Prizes awarded to five prominent Canadian scholars
Date: April 3, 2012
$500,000 in Killam Prizes awarded to five prominent Canadian scholars
Ottawa, April 3, 2012 – The winners of the 2012 Canada Council Killam Prizes include a champion in the field of HIV/AIDS and Canada’s leading research economist. Other winners are world leaders in the fields of engineering, physics and philosophy.
The Killam Prizes are, as a group, Canada’s leading prizes for career achievement in the fields of humanities, engineering, natural sciences, health sciences and social sciences. This year, the winning scholars are Jean Grondin of Université de Montréal, Geoffrey Hinton of the University of Toronto, Louis Taillefer of Université de Sherbrooke, Mark Wainberg of McGill University and John Whalley of the University of Western Ontario.
“The Canada Council, in addition to its public mandate in the arts, is pleased to administer these seminal awards for academic research and scholarly achievement,” said Joseph L. Rotman, Chair of the Canada Council for the Arts. “The Council applauds the five 2012 Killam Prize winners, who represent the best in Canadian ingenuity and creativity.”
Killam Trusts Managing Trustee George Cooper noted, “The Killam Prizes honour the achievements of Canadian researchers and scientists. The 2012 winners are accomplished experts who have made significant contributions to their fields and it is only fitting that they receive one of the most prestigious research awards open to Canadian scholars.”
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