Case 6: A Continuing Commitment to Canadian Literature: The Giller Event

Since 2007, the Department of English has invited the winner of the annual Scotiabank Giller Prize to deliver a public lecture at Queen’s as part of a capstone experience for fourth-year English majors and medials, who all receive free copies of the prize-winning book. The event also features a book-signing and a reception, bringing together students, writers, faculty and the wider community.

It is a source of pride to the Department that we have been able to host the Scotiabank Giller Prize-winning author every year since 2007: it fosters a spirit of community among the graduating class and demonstrates our commitment to engaging with contemporary literature in Canada.

This unique event was initially funded by the Queen’s University Faculty of Arts & Science. The generous support of Alumni has helped it to continue.