Killam Prize Symposium

His Excellency The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, is joined by four of the winners of The Canada Council's Killam Prizes and IDEAS host Paul Kennedy at Rideau Hall.

His Excellency The Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, is joined by four of the winners of The Canada Council's Killam Prizes and IDEAS host Paul Kennedy at Rideau Hall.

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How do we find things out? Four of Canada's top research scholars come together to discuss the idea of discovery. Is it an art or a science? Can anyone do it? And who owns what's discovered? Paul Kennedy moderates the 2012 Killam Prize Symposium from Rideau Hall, featuring this year's Canada Council's Killam Prize Winners.


Featured guests in the program:

Jean Grondin is a philosopher and professor at Université de Montréal. He is an expert on the ideas of Immanuel Kant and Martin Heidegger, and the author of over twenty books.
 
Louis Taillefer is a physicist and a leading international researcher on the topic of superconductors. He is a professor at Université de Sherbrooke and holds the Canada Research Chair in Quantum Materials.
 
John Whalley is Canada's leading research economist. He is a professor in the Department of Economics at Western University in London, Ontario and director of the school's Centre for the Study of International Economic Relations.
 
Mark A.Wainberg is one of the most renowned and productive researchers in the field of HIV/AIDS. He is a professor at McGill University, and his research is aimed at slowing the spread of HIV/AIDS in southern Africa.
 
Each year, the prizes are awarded by The Canada Council  and the Killam Trusts to scholars who have made outstanding contributions in such fields as the humanities, health sciences and natural sciences. The 1st Annual Killam Prize Symposium was hosted by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, on November 20, 2012


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