My purpose in establishing the Killam Trusts is to help in the building of Canada's future by encouraging advanced study... to increase the scientific and scholastic attainments of Canadians, to develop and expand the work of Canadian universities, and to promote understanding between Canadians and peoples of other countries. The Will of Dorothy J. Killam, 1965
The Killam Trusts were established in memory of Izaak Walton Killam through the Will of his wife, Dorothy J. Killam, and through gifts made during her lifetime. Their primary purpose is to support advanced education and research at five Canadian Universities and the Canada Council for the Arts. The Killam Laureates are forging paths of discovery in the five disciplines of Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences and Humanities. Learn more
Former Managing Trustee George T.H. Cooper, CM, QC, LLD introduces and explains the background and importance of the Killam Laureates program.