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John G. Diefenbaker Award

Christoph Brunner

Christoph Brunner

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Current Winner

Christoph Brunner

Dr. Christoph Brunner works at Leuphana University, in Germany. His research revolves around the intersection of media, affect and aesthetic politics. He focuses on contemporary social movements and their use of aesthetic techniques and strategies. Through the Diefenbaker Award, Christoph Brunner will be hosted at McGill University's English Department in Montréal, Quebec, for one year.

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What is this prize?

The John G. Diefenbaker Award enables distinguished German scholars in the social sciences or humanities to conduct research in Canada.

Who created this prize?

This award was created in 1991 in memory of former Prime Minister John G. Diefenbaker. It is the counterpart to the Konrad Adenauer Award, which the Government of Germany established in 1988 for scholars from Canada. Both awards are designed to encourage exchange between the university communities of Canada and Germany.

For more information

Jill Zmud

Program Officer, Prizes


1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, ext. 4086


November 2022


Prize amount

Up to

By nomination

You can submit a nomination to diefenbaker-award@canadacouncil.ca.

Cumulative list of winners

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