The Killam Trusts have contributed to the advancement of learning at the University of Calgary since 1967. The Killam Pre-Doctoral Scholarship and Prize Programs were established in memory of Izaak Walton Killam through the Will of his wife, Dorothy Johnston Killam, and through gifts made during her lifetime. The primary purpose is to support advanced education and research at five selected Canadian universities and the Canada Council for the Arts.
All past and present recipients of a Killam award are listed in the Killam Calgary Review.
The entire suite of Killam awards at the University of Calgary include:
"My purpose in establishing the Killam Trusts is to help in the building of Canada's future by encouraging advanced study. Thereby I hope, in some measure, to increase the scientific and scholastic attainments of Canadians, to develop and expand the work of Canadian Universities, and to promote sympathetic understanding between Canadians and the peoples of other countries."
-from the Will of Dorothy J. Killam, d. July 27, 1965