From the CBC:
McGill neuroscientist wins $1M research prize
Last Updated: Tuesday, September 8, 2009 | 5:26 PM ET
McGill University Prof. Brenda Milner has won the International Balzan Prize for 2009. The prize is one million Swiss francs, or about $1 million Cdn, for her groundbreaking research into cognitive neuroscience and how we remember.
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Dr. Milner was interviewed on the 9th of September on As It Happens. You can download the podcast at this link (tune in to the last 10 minutes). She speaks about several aspects of her work, including Patient H.M., and the Balzan Prize.