Service awards

Our office maintains a directory of some of the most prestigious external service awards to encourage the recognition of outstanding faculty members.

There are also many faculty-specific internal service award opportunities available at UBC. To learn more, please consult your faculty.

The following are some examples of external service and achievement awards that have been received by UBC faculty members:

External Service Awards

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American Psychological Association, Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contributions to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society

The Urie Bronfenbrenner Award for Lifetime Contributions to Developmental Psychology in the Service of Science and Society recognizes an individual who has contributed to the science of developmental psychology over a lifetime career, and who has also worked to apply developmental psychology to society.

Association of BC Forest Professionals, Distinguished Forest Professional Award

The Distinguished Forest Professional Award recognizes an individual for outstanding service to the profession of forestry and for furthering the principles of the Association of BC Forest Professionals.

Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada, May Cohen Equity, Diversity and Gender Award

The May Cohen Equity, Diversity and Gender Award recognizes outstanding effort or achievement in improving the equity, diversity and inclusivity of an academic medicine environment in Canada.   

Engineers and Geoscientists BC, Meritorious Achievement Award

The Meritorious Achievement Award recognizes an individual for achieving distinction and outstanding goals associated with their profession.

British Columbia Dental Association, Distinguished Service Award

The BC Dental Association's Distinguished Service Award recognizes impactful leadership and exceptional volunteer contributions over a number of years. 

British Columbia Library Association's Young Adult and Children’s Services Award

The Young Adult and Children’s Services Award recognizes exceptional service in the area of children’s or teen librarianship in British Columbia.

British Columbia Pharmacy Association, Excellence Award

The Pharmacy Excellence Award is presented to a BCPhA member who has demonstrated significant innovation in their respective practice and/or the profession.

Business in Vancouver, Forty Under 40

Individuals selected for the Forty Under 40 recognition have demonstrated excellence in business, judgement, leadership and/or community contributions.

Canadian Institute of Forestry, Presidential Award

The Presidential Award is presented to individuals who have advanced the stewardship of Canada’s forest resources, demonstrated leadership in forestry, taken an active role in promoting competence among forestry professionals, and fostered public awareness of Canadian and international forestry issues.

Canadian Society for the Study of Education, Herbert T. Coutts Distinguished Service Award

The Herbert T. Coutts Distinguished Service Award recognizes outstanding service to the CSSE or to the profession in general. 

Council for Prairie and Pacific University Libraries, Outstanding Contribution Award

The COPPUL Outstanding Contribution Award honours an individual or team working in a member Library, in recognition of exemplary contributions to the consortium.  

Doctors of BC, Silver Medal of Service Award

The Silver Medal of Service Award is given to physicians who have made outstanding contributions to medicine and/or improving the welfare of British Columbians. 

Engineering Institute of Canada, Fellowship

The fellowship recognizes individuals who have exhibited exemplary and substantive leadership of an extraordinary nature in implementing activities that support the goals and objectives of Member and Geographic Activities at the local, regional, national and/or international level.

Fisheries & Oceans Canada, Timothy R. Parsons Medal

The Timothy R. Parsons Medal recognizes achievement in ocean sciences.

Indspire Awards

Award for Public Service.  Indspire awards honour First Nations, Inuit and Métis individuals who exemplify Indigenous excellence and whose stories inspire, uplift and educate Canadians about the tremendous contributions Indigenous people make to our country. 

Rogers Writers' Trust of Canada, Fiction Prize

The Fiction Prize recognizes Canadian writers of exceptional talent for the year's best novel or short-story collection, as selected by a three-member, independent judging panel.

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Metro Vancouver Chapter - Advocates of Architecture Award

The Advocates of Architecture Award celebrates those whose work and dedication to improving the built environment have made a significant contribution to our society.

The Governor General of Canada, Award for Meritorious Service

Medal for Meritorious Service.  The Meritorious Service Decorations recognize individuals who have performed a deed or an activity in a highly professional manner, or at a very high standard that brings benefit or honour to Canada, from advocacy initiatives or health care services to humanitarian efforts or contributions to the arts.  

Women’s Executive Network, Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women

Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women recognizes the incredible accomplishments of professional women across Canada.

YWCA Women of Distinction Award, Health + Wellness Category

A woman recognized in the Health & Wellness Category has an unwavering commitment to delivering, promoting and advocating for healthy lives and communities. She has made a significant and sustained difference in Metro Vancouver while empowering her community to change or better their lives through improved health and wellness practices. She may be a physician, practitioner, nurse or other woman committed to health and wellness.