Killam Prize Winner
Political Studies professor John McGarry won one of five Canada Council Killam Prizes for his research about power-sharing and conflict resolution. The $100,000 Killam Prize is one of Canada’s most distinguished awards for outstanding career achievements in health sciences, engineering, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences.
One of the prominent features of Dr. McGarry’s research is its impact on public policy. Dr. McGarry singles out one that he calls his proudest achievement: co-authoring a book Policing Northern Ireland: Proposals for a New Start, which addressed Northern Ireland’s peace process. The book is seen as having played an important role in resolving the issue. Northern Ireland’s policing reform is now seen as an example of international best practice.