Founded in 1818, Dalhousie University is comprised of three campuses in Halifax and one in Truro – home of the Faculty of Agriculture. Faculties and units support a student population of over 19,000 drawn from across Canada and more than 115 different countries.
Since Mr. Killam was originally from Yarmouth and had many business interests in his home province, Dalhousie University was a logical choice to receive Killam funds (and was the largest single recipient).
Dalhousie’s researchers currently include six Canada Council Killam Prize winners (3 in Natural Sciences, 2 in Humanities and 1 in Engineering) and nine Canada Council Killam Research Fellowship recipients.
Killam Awards at Dalhousie University
The George Cooper Killam Prizes
Inaugurated in 2016 as a tribute to George Cooper who was a Killam Trustee for 34 years (24 as Managing Trustee), these prizes are awarded annually to the top ranked Master’s and top ranked Doctoral award winner from the new cohort of Izaak Killam Memorial Scholarship recipients.
Izaak Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellowships
These fellowships are awarded annually to recently graduated scholars of superior academic research ability in any discipline.
Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Chairs
The Killam Memorial Chairs are academics of the highest distinction and are appointed for five-year terms by a committee chaired by the Provost and the Vice President Research. The awards provide salary relief, with an additional Faculty commitment towards research funding.
Faculty of Science Killam Prize
This prize is awarded annually to enhance the careers of the most promising scientists in the Faculty of Science. The recipients must have obtained their doctorate within the preceding eleven years and demonstrate exceptional research ability through their contributions to scientific knowledge.
Faculty of Science Killam Professorships
The professorships recognize the careers of the most outstanding scientists and are awarded to faculty members in the Faculty of Science who have made outstanding contributions to their fields.
Killam International Research Award
Dalhousie, with the support of the Killam Alumni Fund, has established this award in 2022. The award will provide up to $6,000 each for two current Killam Doctoral Scholarship holders to help offset the costs of undertaking research outside Canada for up to three months.