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2010 Killam Prizes

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December 10, 2010

Governor General to Honour Laureates of the 2010 Killam Prizes

OTTAWA—His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present the 2010 Killam Prizes to five accomplished Canadian researchers during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Tuesday, December 14, 2010, at 6 p.m.

The Canada Council for the Arts, which administers the Killam Program, announced the names of the 2010 laureates earlier this year: 

Professor Ellen Bialystok, York University, Social Sciences

Dr. R. Mark Henkelman, University of Toronto, Health Sciences

Dr. Ming Li, University of Waterloo, Engineering

Dr. Arthur McDonald, Queen’s University, Natural Sciences

Professor James Tully, University of Victoria, Humanities

The Governor General, along with Mr. George T. H. Cooper, Managing Trustee of the Killam Trusts, Mr. Joseph L. Rotman, Chair of the Canada Council for the Arts, and Mr. Simon Brault, Vice-Chair of the Canada Council for the Arts, will deliver brief remarks.

About the Killam Prizes
The Killam Prizes are awarded annually for the outstanding career achievements of Canadian researchers in health sciences, engineering, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. They 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 eminent Canadian scholars and scientists actively engaged in research, whether in industry, government agencies or universities. For more information on the Killam program, please visit


The awards presentation will be open to media. Those interested in covering this event are asked to contact the Rideau Hall Press Office. 

Media information:

Annabelle Cloutier
Rideau Hall Press Office

Grace Thrasher
Communications Manager
Canada Council for the Arts
613-566-4414, ext. 5145