Carleton Professors receive Killam Prize and Fellowship Awards
Carleton University is proud to announce that two of its finest researchers — professors Fraser Taylor and Manuella Vincter — are among the 10 recipients of a 2014 Killam Award.
These national awards, funded and administered by the Canada Council for the Arts, celebrate Canada’s most distinguished researchers in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences and engineering.
Dr. Fraser Taylor, a Distinguished Research Professor of Geography and Environmental Studies, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, is the recipient of this year’s Killam Prize in the Social Sciences. This is the first time the Killam Prize has been awarded to a cartographer and recognizes Taylor’s international leadership and outstanding contributions in cartography and geography in Canada and around the world.
Dr. Manuella Vincter, recipient of a Killam Research Fellowship, is a Canada Research Chair in Particle Physics. The Killam Fellowship recognizes Vincter’s leadership within the international research team at the renowned European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) that is making breakthrough discoveries in particle physics such as the Higgs boson particle.
Carleton University congratulates these outstanding scholars on receiving national recognition for their contribution to Canada’s world class research reputation.
- News release on Dr. Fraser Taylor’s Killam Prize
- Ottawa Citizen story on Dr. Taylor’s pioneering cybercartography research
- Fraser Taylor’s latest book “Developments in the Theory and Practice of Cybercartography: Applications and Indigenous Mapping”
- Fraser Taylor awarded prestigious Carl Mannerfelt Gold Medal
Other Killam Awards Received
In 2010, Carleton Professor Marie-Odile Junker is one of eight outstanding Canadian researchers to be awarded a prestigious Killam Research Fellowship, administered by the Canada Council for the Arts. The Fellowship is worth $70,000 a year for two years. Read more here.