If you are a member of the UBC community, “Killam” may mean a great deal more to your teaching, learning or research experience than you realize. Since the establishment of the trusts in 1965 from the fortune of Izaak Walton Killam and Dorothy J. Killam, nearly 2,000 UBC faculty, postdocs and graduate students have directly benefited from Killam prizes, fellowships and scholarships.
By supporting doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows, the Killam awards help create vibrant communities of scholars and researchers who increase our capacity for real and enduring contributions to society, ensuring that we are equipped to respond to foreseeable social, technological and educational trends and challenges, and generate economic opportunities at home and abroad.
The UBC Killam community gathers in Vancouver next week: Tuesday, Nov. 1 will see UBC Killam scholars past and present come together, by invitation, for the 44th annual awards celebration in honour of the university’s newest Killam recipients. On Thursday, Nov. 3, the Annual Killam Lecture will be presented at 5:15 p.m. at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel. The lecture is a national event and is free and open to the public. Canadian Medical Hall of Fame inductee Dr. Cal Stiller will present, “Can we “Own the Podium” in Science and Technology? Do we have the Vision, Courage and Leadership to take Advantage of the Global Chaos?”
To discover more about the many critical ways that the Killam Trusts support research and teaching at UBC please review the full article on the Faculty of Graduate Studies website: http://www.grad.ubc.ca/killam-landscape-ubc