HALIFAX, Sept. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - The Trustees of the Killam Trusts are
pleased to announce the Honourable Kevin G.Lynch, PC, OC, PhD, LLD as a
fellow Trustee, effective January 1, 2013.
An astute leader in the Canadian financial, academic and business
communities, Dr. Lynch currently serves as Vice Chair of BMO Financial
Group. His previous positions include Clerk of the Privy Council,
Secretary to the Cabinet, Head of the Public Service of Canada, Deputy
Minister of Industry, Deputy Minister of Finance and Executive Director
at the International Monetary Fund.
As one of Canada's most renowned economists, Dr. Lynch is an active
community member, serving on the boards of the Gairdner Foundation, the
Perimeter Institute, U.K. Ditchley, the Princess Margaret Hospital
Foundation, the Learning Partnership, the Samara Foundation and the
Shannon School of Business. In addition, Dr. Lynch is Chair of the
Board of Governors of the University of Waterloo. Dr. Lynch was made an
Officer of the Order of Canada in 2011 and has been awarded the
Distinguished Alumni Award from McMaster University and the Queen's
Diamond Jubilee Medal.
"We are honoured to have Dr. Lynch as a Killam Trustee. His professional
and civic contributions are reflective of the values the Killams wished
to leave as a legacy through their financial gift. It will be a great
asset to have Dr. Lynch help guide this mandate of recognizing Canadian
research achievement," stated George T. H. Cooper, Managing Trustee of
the Killam Trusts.
Dr. Lynch joins Trustees M. Ann McCaig, CM, AOE, LLD (Hon.) of Calgary,
John S. Montalbano, CFA of Vancouver and George T.H. Cooper, CM, QC,
LLD (Hon.) of Halifax. John H. Matthews, LLD (Hon.) of Toronto will be
stepping down after over 30 years of exceptional service as a Killam
Trustee, having joined the Killam Trusts in 1981.
The Killam Trusts were established in 1965 under the Will of Dorothy J.
Killam to commemorate her late husband, Izaak Walton Killam, a leading
Canadian business and financial figure. Today, the Killam Trusts are
valued close to $400 million, the income on which is used primarily to
fund graduate scholarships, postdoctoral fellowships and other
educational awards. The universities benefiting from the Killam Trusts
include University of British Columbia, University of Alberta,
University of Calgary, Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill
University and Dalhousie University. The Killam Trusts also support the
Canada Council's Killam Research Fellowship Programs, as well as the
Killam Prizes. The Killam Prizes are valued at $100,000 and are awarded
annually in five disciplines including Natural Sciences, Health
Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities and Engineering. The Killam
Prizes represent the pinnacle of Canadian Research awards and are
presented annually by the Governor General at Rideau Hall.
SOURCE: Killam Trusts
For further information:
Sarah Horrocks, MIM
Administrative Officer to the Killam Trusts