Prof. Richard Bond honoured with the 2007 Killam Prize, Canada’s most distinguished annual award for outstanding career achievements in engineering, natural sciences, humanities, social sciences and health sciences.
Five prominent researchers from the University of Toronto, the University of British Columbia, McGill University and the University of Ottawa will be honoured with the 2007 Killam Prizes, Canada’s most distinguished annual awards for outstanding career achievements in engineering, natural sciences, humanities, social sciences and health sciences.
The $100,000 awards to J. Richard Bond, Robert Hancock, Roderick Macdonald, Shana Poplack and A.P.S. Selvadurai were announced April 27, 2007 by the Canada Council for the Arts, which administers the Killam program.
The Killam Prizes were inaugurated in 1981 and financed through funds donated to the Canada Council by Mrs. Dorothy J. Killam in memory of her husband, Izaak Walton Killam. The Prizes were created to honour eminent Canadian scholars and scientists actively engaged in research, whether in industry, government agencies or universities. When the Canada Council was created in 1957, its mandate was to support both the arts and scholarly research; although this changed with the creation of separate research councils, the Canada Council retained responsibility for the Killam program. The Killam Fund at the Canada Council was valued at approximately $64.7 million as of March 31, 2006. The Killam Trusts, which fund scholarship and research at four Canadian universities, a research institute and the Canada Council, are valued at approximately $400 million. 2007 marks the 40 th anniversary of the Killam program.
University of Toronto press release.
Canada Council for the Arts announcement and background information.
Norm, Dick, and Nina at the Killam Dinner Ceremony.
Published: April 25, 2007