On November 20, 2012 His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, hosted the 1st Annual Killam Prize Symposium at Rideau Hall. The topic of the symposium was “How do we find things out? What are the ideal conditions for discovery?”
The host of CBC’s “Ideas,” Paul Kennedy, moderated the discussion with the 2012 Canada Council’s Killam Prize laureates, five of Canada’s top research scholars:
Jean Grondin, Université de Montréal – HumanitiesGeoffrey Hinton, University of Toronto – EngineeringLouis Lepage Taillefer, Université de Sherbrooke – Natural SciencesMark A. Wainberg, Jewish General Hospital, McGill University – Health SciencesJohn Whalley, University of Western Ontario – Social Sciences
The one-hour discussion concluded with a question and answer period with the laureates and invited guests. The Killam Prize Symposium is presented by CBC Radio in collaboration with the Killam Trusts and the Canada Council for the Arts.
The discussion will be broadcast on “Ideas” on CBC Radio 1 on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 9 pm. For more information, visit www.cbc.ca/ideas.