Killam Scholars


Celebrating our Killam Graduate Scholars

Emerging researchers and graduate mentors who are making a difference

The Killam Trusts make an enormous difference at the University of Alberta – not just to faculty researchersbut also to graduate students and graduate supervisors.

The Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research administers the Killam Awards that are conferred on the last two groups. The awards provide a unique opportunity to support emerging scholars and scientists as they embark on research careers. This site is dedicated to the special people who receive them.


The Dorothy J. Killam Memorial Graduate Prize

Three prizes are awarded annually to the most outstanding Killam Memorial Scholarship recipients. Here are the stories of the 2019 winners – and their thought-provoking research.

Arguing (well) can be good for your kids:
How children learn to manage emotions 
Chelsea Durber, Educational Psychology


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When kids grow up in larger bodies
How young people experience weight bias 
Alexa Ferdinands, School of Public Health

 

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'Small things improve someone's life':
Helping stroke survivors walk again 
Milad Nazarahari, Mechanical Engineering

 

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The Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship

These prestigious scholarships are awarded to outstanding doctoral students. The 2019 winners are:


The Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring

This award recognizes outstanding academic staff members who demonstrate outstanding performance in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in research, as well as postdoctoral fellows and visiting researchers.

‘Seeing them succeed is incredibly rewarding’:
On the joys, and challenges, of mentoring
Prof. Gregory D. Funk, Physiology (2018 winner)

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‘A great opportunity, a great responsibility’:
Reflections on the science (and art) of mentoring
Prof. Eleni Stroulia, Computing Science (2019 winner)

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