Event Details

Killam Scholars are theatre historians, data management experts and psychology majors, to name a few. They research immigration policy, cancer treatment and world economics. Today’s challenges require the brightest minds to find solutions. The Killam Trusts, built on the enduring legacy of Dorothy J. and Izaak Walton Killam, recognize and support top scholars in diverse fields.

Please join us to meet the newest Killam Scholars and to hear from those who exemplify the very best in graduate and post-graduate education. The event will feature poster presentations and 3 Minute Thesis style presentations from a sampling of Killam Scholars and Postdoctoral Fellows, from a variety of disciplines.

  • Poster presentations (5:30 p.m.)
  • Ceremony (6 p.m.)
  • Reception (7 p.m.)

History of the Killam Trusts

Established in 1965 by Dorothy J. Killam in memory of her husband Izaak Walton Killam, the Killam Trusts fund scholarships at the graduate and postgraduate levels at five Canadian universities; Dalhousie University, the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University, the University of Calgary, the University of Alberta and the University of British Columbia.  Killam Research Fellowships and Killam Prizes (worth $100,000 each) are administered by the Canada Council for the Arts and are open to applicants regardless of institution. The Killam Trusts are one of the only private, philanthropic trusts for higher education in Canada.


Please register in advance. Plus, don’t miss signature Homecoming events including the annual Alumni DinnerPresident’s Fun Run/Walk, and Homecoming Hockey Night.

For more information, please contact Kirsten Tobin, Associate Director, Advancement Events at 902.494.2807 or kirsten.tobin@dal.ca. Free parking is available in any Dalhousie lot from Monday to Friday from 4:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.