Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

May 22, 2014 09:10 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Award 2014 Killam Prizes to Canadian Scholars

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 22, 2014) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will present the 2014 Killam Prizes to five eminent Canadian scholars during a ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Monday, May 26, 2014, at 6:00 p.m.

The Canada Council for the Arts, which administers the Killam Program, announced the names of the 2014 laureates in April:

  • Sajeev John - Natural Sciences
  • Andreas Mandelis - Engineering
  • J. R. (Jim) Miller - Humanities
  • Francis Plummer - Health Sciences
  • D. R. Fraser Taylor - Social Sciences

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 were inaugurated in 1981 with a donation by Mrs. Dorothy J. Killam in memory of her husband, Izaak Walton Killam. The Prizes were created to honour the career achievements of eminent Canadian scholars and scientists in five fields: health sciences, natural sciences, engineering, social sciences and the humanities. The Killam Program at the Canada Council also includes the Killam Research Fellowships, which support scholars engaged in research projects of outstanding merit in all fields of study. For more information on the Killam Program, please visit

Media wishing to cover this event are asked to confirm their attendance with the Rideau Hall Press Office and must arrive at the Princess Anne entrance no later than 5:45 p.m. on the day of the ceremony.

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