For Immediate Release

March 16, 2022

University of Toronto Press (UTP) is pleased to announce that two of its authors, Carl E. James and Geoffrey Ozin, are among the 2022 winners of the prestigious Killam Prizes. James won the 2022 Killam Prize for Social Sciences and Ozin for the Natural Sciences category.

The Canada Council for the Arts awards the Killam Prizes, which, in their words, “recognize the work of five distinguished researchers, who have actively devoted their careers to pushing the boundaries of knowledge and finding solutions to the issues we face every day.” The five winners will each receive a reward of $100,000.

Carl E. James holds the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora at York University. The awards citation identifies James as “a scholar who has had a direct impact on individuals and communities.”

UTP published James’s most recent book, Colour Matters: Essays on the Experiences, Education, and Pursuits of Black Youth (March 2021).

Geoffrey Ozin is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Toronto and Government of Canada Research Chair. The awards citation states that Ozin has “taken his scientific knowledge well beyond academia and has written books that general audiences can appreciate.”

Ozin’s most recent book was co-authored with Mireille Ghoussoub, The Story of C02: Big Ideas for a Small Molecule (November 2020). It was the Foreword Indies 2020 Bronze Winner for Best Book in Ecology & Environment.

“UTP has a long history of publishing cutting-edge scholarship,” says Lynn Fisher, Vice President, Book Publishing, at UTP. “We’re delighted that Carl E. James and Geoffrey Ozin have been recognized for their contributions to research in these fields. Congratulations to all of the recipients of this year’s Killam Prizes.”

The other winners of the 2022 Killam Prizes are Francoise Baylis in the Humanities category, Jeff Dahn in Engineering, and Salim Yusuf in Health Sciences. For more details about this year’s competition visit: https://canadacouncil.ca/press/2022/03/presenting-the-2022-winners-of-the-killam-prizes.

Review Copies of Colour Matters by Carl E. James and The Story of C02 by Geoffrey Ozin and Mireille Ghoussoub are available upon request.

Carl E. James and Geoffrey Ozin are available for interviews.


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Chris Reed, Publicist
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