Since 1965, the Killam Trusts have awarded over 7,500 scholarships and fellowships to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty at Killam institutions across Canada.
In Canada, the Killam name is synonymous with financial support for advanced studies. The Killam Trusts, established by Dorothy Johnston Killam and Izaak Walton Killam, benefit the University of British Columbia, the Canada Council for the Arts, Dalhousie University, the Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital), the University of Alberta and the University of Calgary.
More than 2,000 UBC professors, fellows, students and scholars have received Killam support for their research and scholarship. Every Killam scholar makes a unique contribution, creating and disseminating knowledge that has global impact.
Killam Awards + Fellowships at UBC
Learn more about the full range of Killam prizes at UBC:
University Killam Professors
The highest honour UBC can confer on a faculty member, a University Killam Professorship recognizes exceptional teachers and researchers who are leaders in their fields, and who have received international recognition for their talents.
In addition to these awards and fellowships administered by UBC, the Canada Council for the Arts Killam Program also awards national prizes and fellowships on an annual basis.