Highlights/prize

Arts and Entertainment

Richest Canadian literary prize awarded to Michael Redhill

At a lavish gala in Toronto, an emotional Michael Redhill accepted the Giller Prize saying: “For the people in my life, thank you for accepting me for the deranged person that I am.” He won $100,000 for his novel called» 

Indigenous, International, Society

She won! Canadian named “global teacher”

After being selected as a finalist from an initial 20,000 nominees, she made it to the long list of 50 candidates. Maggie MacDonnell then was flown to Dubai to join the 9 other finalists where she selected as the winner» 

Health, Indigenous, International, Society

Canadian a finalist for prestigious “global teacher” prize

Don’t kid yourself about a teaching prize, it’s worth one million dollars US! A Canadian woman, Maggie MacDonnell from Nova Scotia who is teaching in northern Quebec is now among the short list of ten potential winners. These were chosen» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

Canada’s big prize for literary non-fiction

It’s called the RBC-Taylor prize and this year marks the 16th awarding of the prize. Awarded to Canadian authors the $25,000 prize is awarded to the book is judged to best demonstrate a superb command of the English language, an» 

Arts and Entertainment, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Indigenous look at land issues wins book prize

A book that illustrates indigenous issues from First Nations activist’s point of view has won the 2016 City of Vancouver Book Award. The book was produced as a catalogue for a major art exhibition at the University of British Columbia.» 

Society

Canadian chocolate bar named best in the world

Owners of the Hummingbird Chocolate Maker were stunned, surprised and happy to learn that their chocolate bars won first prize and five more of the London Academy of Chocolate awards. What makes their chocolate so special? ‘A new craft chocolate» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

U of T scientist wins top prize in brain research

The University of Toronto chair of physiology Graham Collingridge has won what is touted as “the Nobel Prize of Neuroscience” for his work on memory. The one-million-Euro ($1.46 million Cdn) prize was awarded by the Grete Lundbeck European Brain Research» 

Arts and Entertainment, International, Society

Montreal to exhibit winners of world photo contest

A night time photo of a refugee and child seeking to cross a barb wire fence into Hungary is the winner of the 2015 World Press Photo of the Year. It was taken by independent Australian photographer Warren Richardson, now» 

Arts and Entertainment, Society

‘Fifteen Dogs’ wins top literary prize

André Alexis has won the Giller Prize worth $100,000 for his novel called Fifteen Dogs published by Coach House Books. The novel is about canines gifted by gods with human traits. Jury members praised it as an “insightful and philosophical medication» 

Society

Boy, 13, wins cash with massive pumpkins

It took years of trying, but Milan Lukes has finally beat out experienced farmers and won a western Canadian competition for growing the largest pumpkins. This is a time of year in Canada, when pumpkins have ripened and are carved»