Canada Research Chairs win 2017 Killam Prizes

Congratulations to Canada Research Chairs Molly Shochiet and John Borrows for winning the 2017 Killam Prizes. The researchers will each receive $100,000 to recognize their exceptional career achievements and their dedication to solving challenges in our daily lives.

Molly Shochiet is Canada Research Chair in Tissue Engineering and is widely considered one of the world’s finest scientists. Her work focuses on targeted drug delivery, tissue regeneration and stem cell research.

As Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Law, John Borrows is a strong supporter of incorporating Indigenous legal concepts into the practice of Canadian Law. He is Anishinabe and Ojibway, and a member of the Chippewa of the Nawash First Nation in Ontario, Canada.

Several chairholders were also awarded the 2017 Killam Research Fellowships. The fellowships are granted for two years and valued at $70,000 per year. The following received awards to support their ongoing projects of outstanding merit:

These prizes and fellowships are awarded through the Canada Council for the Arts Killam Program. The program was inaugurated in 1967 with lifetime and testamentary gifts by Dorothy J. Killam in memory of her husband Izaak Walton Killam.

Find out more about the Killam Program and the 2017 Killam Prize winners.