His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presented the 2013 Killam Prizes to five eminent Canadians during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Tuesday, April 23, 2013.
The Canada Council for the Arts, which administers the Killam Program, announced the names of the 2013 laureates earlier this month:
Dr. Lorne A. Babiuk, University of Alberta - Health Sciences
Dr. John McGarry, Queen’s University - Social Sciences
Prof. Witold Pedrycz, University of Alberta - Engineering
Prof. Richard Peltier, University of Toronto - Natural Sciences
Dr. Paul Thagard, University of Waterloo - Humanities
The Governor General, along with Mr. George T. H. Cooper, Managing Trustee of the Killam Trusts, and Mr. Robert Sirman, Director and CEO of the Canada Council for the Arts, will deliver brief remarks.
About the Killam Prizes
The Canada Council Killam Prizes are awarded annually for the outstanding career achievements of Canadian scholars in health sciences, engineering, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. These awards were inaugurated in 1981, through a donation by Mrs. Dorothy J. Killam, in memory of her husband, Izaak Walton Killam. The prizes were created to honour Canadian scholars and scientists actively engaged in research, whether in industry, government agencies or universities.
For more information on the Killam program, please visit www.canadacouncil.ca/prizes/killam.