David Lyon earns prestigious Molson Prize

Congratulations to David Lyon, who has been awarded the prestigious Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prize (Social Sciences and Humanities) for decades of work in surveillance studies. 

Here is the official announcement and here is the story in the Queen's Gazette.

Here is the story in the Kingston Whig Standard.


What is this prize?
The Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prizes are awarded to two persons – one in the arts and the other in the social sciences and humanities, who have distinguished themselves by their outstanding achievements. The prizes are intended to encourage ongoing contributions to Canada's cultural and intellectual heritage.

These prizes are administered by the Canada Council in cooperation with the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The winners are chosen by a peer assessment committee, which is appointed jointly by the Canada Council and the SSHRC.

First awarded in 1964, Queen’s University researchers have received four Molson Prizes, including, most recently, John McGarry (Political Studies) in 2016. The other three are John Deutsch (Economics, 1973), Donald Akenson (History, 1996) and Thomas Courchene (Economics, 1999). Dr. Lyon also joins the likes of Marshall McLuhan, Ian Hacking, Charles Taylor and Janice Gross Stein as previous winners.