- On 1 October 2019
The Laboratoire CinéMédias of the Université de Montréal is pleased to announce that cinema professor André Gaudreault of the Université de Montréal is the winner of the 2018 Killam Prize for the humanities, granted by the Canada Council for the Arts.
“The Killam Prizes are awarded to active Canadian scholars who have made a substantial and significant contribution to their respective fields in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences or engineering.” (https://canadacouncil.ca/funding/prizes/killam-prizes?_ga=2.162831292.1472299497.1559920610-427820436.1559920610)
The winner of the award is a professor in the Département d’histoire de l’art et d’études cinématographiques (cinema and video game section) at the Université de Montréal. He holds the Canada Research Chair in Film and Media Studies and is director of the Laboratoire CinéMédias, of GRAFICS, of the Observatoire du cinéma au Québec and of the international research partnership TECHNÈS.
“The discipline of cinema studies has in a sense entered the ranks of the recognised humanities and social sciences. That is saying something for a discipline so young, born in the early 1970s.”
André Gaudreault (acceptance speech for the 2017 Léon Gérin award)
The Killam program is funded by a bequest from Dorothy Killam, who wished to honour the memory and exceptional achievements of her husband, Izaak Walton Killam.