Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

December 10, 2010 08:19 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Honour Laureates of the 2010 Killam Prizes

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 10, 2010) - 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.

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