2011 Killam Prize winners announced

April 20, 2011

On Tuesday, the Canada Council for the Arts announced the 5 recipients of this year's Killam Prize. Described as Canada's Nobel Prize, the $100,000 Killam Prize celebrates outstanding scholarship in the areas of health sciences, engineering, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. The prize is one of Canada's most distinguished, its limited number reserving it only for the best minds in the country. The 2011 winners are Université de Montréal quantum physicist Gilles Brassard, University of British Columbia genetic researcher Michael Hayden, University of Toronto linguist Keren Rice, University of Manitoba engineer Lotfollah Shafai, and University of Waterloo social psychologist Mark P. Zanna. Killam Prize Winners 2011 | Globe and Mail