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U of S professor wins national award – News Talk 650

$100,000 prize for work on aboriginal issues

A lifetime of research is gaining national recognition for a University of Saskatchewan professor.

Canada Research Chair in Native-Newcomer Relations and professor of history Jim Miller won the Canada Council for Arts 2014 Killam prize.

The award recognizes Miller’s research on the history of relations between Canada’s indigenous and immigrant people over the past four centuries and his current research into reconciliation with and for residential school survivors.

“The first thing it felt like was a huge surprise actually. I didn’t expect it to happen. There are so many worthy people nominated and there is only the one prize in the humanities so it was quite a surprise,” he said.

“Once I got over the surprise it felt very good. I felt very honoured and pleased that it had happened.”

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