Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

October 05, 2009 10:47 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Host a Ceremony in Honour of the 2009 Killam Prizes Laureates

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 5, 2009) - Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaelle Jean, Governor General of Canada, will host a ceremony at Rideau Hall in honour of the winners of the 2009 Killam Prizes, on Thursday, October 8, 2009, at 6 p.m.

The Canada Council for the Arts, which administers the Killam program, announced the names of the 2009 laureates in May. Attending the ceremony will be:

Dr. Wagdi G. Habashi, McGill University;

Dr. Francois Ricard, McGill University;

Dr. John P. Smol, Queen's University; and

Professor Ernest J. Weinrib, University of Toronto.

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

The Killam Prizes are Canada's most distinguished annual awards for the outstanding career achievements of Canadian researchers in health sciences, engineering, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. 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.

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