Canadian humanities researchers have yet again proven their ability to compete internationally, with the Holberg International Memorial Prize being awarded to a Canadian for the second year in a row. Natalie Zemon Davis from the University of Toronto has won the prestigious $785,000 prize, a portion of which she plans to donate to research libraries, according to the Globe and Mail.
When asked to comment on the prize, Noreen Golfman, president of the Federation stated, “Often it takes validation from outside – whether it's Hollywood or Norway – before we're allowed to celebrate our own. It's a huge deal and a great, great honour in an area that people seem to think of as increasingly marginal.”
This is truly an example of the excellence and innovation inherent in our community.