Ideas

Saving the World One Idea at a Time

For many of us, that's just an expression. But for Canada's most outstanding researchers, it's a calling. IDEAS host Paul Kennedy in conversation with prize-winning thinkers about why they're driven to investigate some of the world's most pressing problems. Recorded at Rideau Hall, the 2013 Killam Prize Symposium celebrates the achievements of some of the Canada Council's Killam Prize winners....
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For many of us, that's just an expression. But for Canada's most outstanding researchers, it's a calling. IDEAS host Paul Kennedy in conversation with prize-winning thinkers about why they're driven to investigate some of the world's most pressing problems. Recorded at Rideau Hall, the 2013 Killam Prize Symposium celebrates the achievements of some of the Canada Council's Killam Prize winners.


The 2013 Canada Council Killam Prize laureates

John McGarry is a political scientist at Queen's University who specializes in conflict resolution around the world.

Lorne Babiuk is the Vice President of Research at the University of Alberta, where he also leads cutting edge research into vaccines.

Richard Peltier is climate scientist from the University of Toronto. He is the director of the Centre for Global Change Science.

Paul Thagard is a cognitive scientist and philosopher at the University of Waterloo and the director of the  Cognitive Science Program.

Witold Pedrycz is an engineer specializing in computational intelligence and he holds the Canada Research chair in this discipline. 

To hear Paul Kennedy's interview with Dr. Pedrycz, click on the audio player below. 

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