The Banting Fellowships program provides funding to exceptional postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the Canada's economic, social and research‑based growth. The 70k renewable fellowships are designed to attract and retain top-tier postdoctoral talent, both nationally and internationally, to develop their leadership potential and to position them for success as research leaders of tomorrow.
The competition, begun in 1986, has launched the careers of many Early Music ensembles, and has been incorporated into the Utrecht Early Music Festival as of this year. Twelve semi-final groups participated in the competition. Pallade Musica were Grand Prize winners at the Early Music America Baroque Performance Competition in New York, October 2012, and consists of three Schulich alumni :Tanya LaPerrière, baroque violon, Elinor Frey, baroque cello, Esteban La Rotta, theorbo, as well as Mylène Bélanger, harpsichord.