Building Canada's future
Since 1965, the Killam Trusts have awarded more than one billion dollars across 8,000 scholarships and fellowships to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty at Killam institutions across Canada. No other philanthropic effort has contributed this level of funding to higher education in Canada.
The Killam vision and support was undoubtedly the major driver in our transformation from a small college by the sea to a globally recognized research university.
An elite group: Canada's Killam institutions
Dalhousie is honoured to be one of only five institutions to benefit from the legacy of Izaak Walton Killam and Dorothy J. Killam. Canada's other Killam institutions are:
- The University of Calgary
- The University of Alberta
- The University of British Columbia
- The Montreal Neurological Institute, at McGill University
In addition to these five institutions, the Canada Council for the Arts administers the Killam Research Fellowship program as well as the Canada Council Killam Prize, worth $100,000 each and awarded annually in the fields of Engineering, Health Science, Social Science, Natural Science and the Humanities.
“The language in Dorothy Killam’s will is simultaneously unpresumptuous and overwhelmingly ambitious, and has contributed to Dalhousie’s success.”
The Dalhousie Connection
The legacy of Izaak and Dorothy Killam is one that is synonymous with financial support, advanced studies and research excellence.
Meet our Killam Community
Killam Graduate Scholars
Nurse scientist and Killam Scholar alum Dr. Keisha Jefferies leads critical research focused on healthcare and racial equity. She was recently named as one of Dalhousie's inaugual University Research Chairs
Killam Researcher Awards
Dr. Mita Dasog's research focuses on technologies for use in harvesting and storing solar energy. She's one of four Killam Memorial Chairs at Dalhousie making a difference with their research.