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Awards: Isabelle Daunais wins $100,000 Killam Prize in Humanities


(photo: courtesy McGill University)

McGill University has named Isabelle Daunais winner of this year’s Killam Prize in Humanities. Daunais – a French-language and literature professor and Canada Research Chair in the Esthetics and Art of the Novel – is recognized for the research behind her 2015 book, Le roman sans aventure (Les Éditions du Boréal), about Quebecois literature from the end of the 19th century to the early 1990s.

The prize awards $100,000 to a researcher in each of the disciplines of engineering, health sciences, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. Daunais will receive her prize at a ceremony at Ottawa’s Rideau Hall on May 3.