Building Canada's Future through Research
For over 50 years, the Canada Council for the Arts has administered and promoted this program, which consists of two components: the Killam Prizes and the Killam Research Fellowships. As of the 2023 competition, the Killam Program is administered by the National Research Council of Canada.
The Killam Prize introduced my work related to Indigenous legal traditions to a wider audience. Indigenous peoples’ own laws have implications for contemporary communities and Canada more generally. Receiving a Killam widened the circle of interest in my research.
(2017 Killam Prize Winner, Social Sciences)
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The Killam Fellowship gave me the unique opportunity to focus on a type of research that required deep commitment and devotion, which would have been impossible with the multi-tasking of a regular academic life. I am grateful to the Canada Council for supporting, through me, research with Indigenous language partners.
(2010 Killam Research Fellowship)
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