Canada Council For the Arts Campus Visit

Each year the Canada Council awards a broad range of prestigious awards and prizes to more than 200 Canadian artists and scholars in recognition of their quest for innovation and excellence. 

The Killam Program supports scholars engaged in research projects of outstanding merit in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, engineering and interdisciplinary studies within these fields.

March 28, 2017 - Canada Council Visits Western

Western is pleased to welcome Luiza Pereira, Program Officer (Prizes) with the Canada Council for the Arts to our campus on March 28th.  She will be here to promote the national Killam Program, which includes the Killam Research Fellowships and the Killam Prizes.

Refreshments will be provided.

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Location: Stevenson Hall Room 4155

Time: 10:00 a.m.

A detailed presentation on the Killam Program will include:

  • historical and statistical information,
  • explanations on eligibility,
  • application requirements and tips on how to improve one’s application,
  • information about the electronic filing process.

This will be an interactive presentation, and attendees are strongly encouraged to ask questions and offer comments as the presentation unfolds. The general presentation is followed by a question and answer period to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to ask questions.

Luiza will also be available after the Q&A to meet with potential candidates or past applicants for approximately 10 minutes each to discuss more specific questions they may have on their own application.  These meetings will be made by appointment.  Please indicate your interest for a meeting in your RSVP.

The Killam Program

Killam Research Fellowships

Offered on a competitive basis to support distinguished Canadian researchers, normally full professors in Canadian universities, in any of the following broad fields: humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences, engineering and studies linking any of the disciplines within these broad fields. Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada may hold the Fellowships. They are “release time” fellowships, which provide two years of full release from teaching and administrative duties. The fellowship funds are paid to the university or research institute that employs the fellow to relieve him or her of all teaching and administrative responsibilities while continuing to pay the fellow’s full salary and benefits during the entire period of the fellowship.

Killam Prizes

Up to five prizes of $100,000 each are given annually to eminent Canadian scholars in recognition of distinguished career achievement in the natural sciences, health sciences, engineering, social sciences, and humanities respectively. Nominees must be Canadian citizens.

Contact Information and RSVP

Please contact Julaine Hall ( no later than March 24, 2017 to RSVP for the event