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Queen's grad wins prestigious Taylor Prize

Congratulations to Andrew Westoll, Artsci'00, the 2012 winner of the Charles Taylor Prize

The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary, the second book by biologist and primatologist-turned-author Andrew Westoll, Artsci’00, has been chosen as the 2012 winner of the Charles Taylor Prize, which at $25,000 is Canada's most lucrative literary prize for a non-fiction books. 

Andrew Westoll

“The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary is about my adventures working as a volunteer caregiver for a family of ex-laboratory chimpanzees, who are living out their retirement on a hobby farm on the south shore of Montreal,” Westoll explained in a recent interview with CBC. “It’s also about our complicated relationship with our closest evolutionary cousins, and how we might be on the verge of a breakthrough in the way we view our membership in the animal kingdom.

For more information on Andrew Westoll and the Taylor Prize, please visit: http://bing.search.sympatico.ca/?q=Charles%20Taylor%20Prize&mkt=en-ca&se...

Andrew was profiled in a 2009 issue of the Queen’s Alumni Review’s digital supplement, Review Plus. To read that article, please visit: http://queensu.ca/news/sites/default/files/Issue_2_2009_RP.pdf

 

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