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Stumbling Giants wins 20th annual Donner Prize

Patricia Meredith and James L. Darroch received the $50,000 Donner Prize for Stumbling Giants: Transforming Canada’s Banks for the Information Age (Rotman-UTP Publishing/University of Toronto Press). The award was presented on May 15 at a gala event in Toronto.


The jury, led by David A. Dodge, selected Stumbling Giants from 78 submissions. In their statement, the jury praised the book for being both timely and original. “The authors offer a cohesive set of recommendations to put Canadian banks on track to deal with the challenges and opportunities offered by the fintech age. This book will be of interest to the general reader given this sector’s significance, but it is essential reading for every financial sector manager, board member, and policy maker in Canada.”

The other nominated authors, each of which received $7,500, were:

  • Charte canadienne et droits linguistiques: Pour en finir avec les mythes by Frédéric Bérard (Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal)
  • Pushing the Limits: How Schools Can Prepare Our Children Today for the Challenges of Tomorrow by Kelly Gallagher-Mackay and Nancy Steinhauer (Doubleday Canada)
  • Governing Public-Private Partnerships by Joshua Newman (McGill-Queen’s University Press)
  • Too Critical to Fail: How Canada Manages Threats to Critical Infrastructure by Kevin Quigley, Ben Bisset and Bryan Mills (MQUP)