The PaulicyWorks Canadian Nobel Laureates Quiz

Rebecca Melville
October 4, 2018

This article is part of our Fast Policy Facts online series 

By Paul Dufour

October 3, 2018

Test your knowledge - win a prize!

Deadline to enter: Friday October 5, 2018

Yes, it's October. The Swedish Academy, celebrating its 279th anniversary, is handing out the annual hardware (along with original artwork and cash).


Every country loves to claim its own Nobel laureate no matter what the connection. Such is the prestige bestowed by the estate of the dynamite maker (even as it has been bypassed by other awards with greater remuneration). Canada is no exception.


The Swedish Academy officially lists 17 Canadians as laureates based strictly on place of birth (so Herzberg, Smith, Polanyi among others who studied or live in this country, don't qualify). And now - Donna Strickland joins them to make it a total of 18.


But... we know better! There is a much larger Canuck connection in these awards.

How much Nobel Canadiana do you know? Take the quiz now. Fill in your name, email and mailing address, and the person with the most correct answers to finish by 4PM EDT Friday October 5, 2018 will win a first day cover of the Canada Post stamps of Herzberg and Smith issued on 10-04-2004.


Prize is courtesy of me, Paul Dufour. If there is a tie, we'll do a random draw for the winner.


Best of luck...


Take the quiz now



Fast Policy Facts is a guest opinion column by Ottawa-based policy wonk Paul Dufour (Fellow, ISSP, UOttawa). 

The views and opinions expressed in this piece are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of RE$EARCH MONEY.


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