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  • George David Zames (1934 - 1997)
    George Zames (January 7, 1934 – August 10, 1997) was a control theorist and professor at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Zames is known for his fundamental contributions to the theory of...
  • Michel Chrétien, OC OQ
    Michel Chrétien , OC OQ (born March 26, 1936) is a Canadian medical researcher specializing in neuroendocrinology research.

The purpose of this project is to collect all of the profiles of the Canadian scholars and scientists, who have been awarded a Killam Prize.

About the Killam Program

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 eminent Canadian scholars and scientists actively engaged in research, whether in industry, government agencies or universities.

The Killam Program at the Canada Council also includes the Killam Research Fellowships, which support scholars engaged in research projects of outstanding merit in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, engineering and interdisciplinary studies within these fields.

The Canada Council Killam Program is part of a larger set of Killam Trusts, which fund scholarship and research at four Canadian universities, a neurological research and clinical institute and the Canada Council. In total, the Killam Trusts are valued at approximately $425 million, of which the Canada Council portion is $55 million. For more information about the Killam Trusts, please visit Killam Laureates.

Prizes: Five prizes of $100,000 are awarded each year in recognition of outstanding career achievements (1 prize in each of the 5 fields).