Who was Mrs. Killam and how did she influence a Nobel Prize winner?

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Halifax's Chronicle Herald published two Killam related articles today . . .

The first describels an amazing woman, the phenomenal Mrs. Killam, who was very much her own person and a presence to be reckoned with, even after her husband's death.  Read more about this amzaing lady here and keep in mind that the 50's and 60's was a very different landscape for women than the one we're living today!

The second article relies on the memory of Canada's most recent Nobel Prize winner - Dr. Art McDonald - who had the opportunity to meet Mrs. Killam and explain a bit of his research to her.  Art went on to receive two Canada Council Killam Awards - the Killam Research Fellowship and the Killam Prize, before his Nobel Prize win in 2015.  Read more here.