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 exernal service awards that have been received by UBC faculty members: 

External Service Awards

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award recognizes outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to the College or the discipline of obstetrics and gynecology in government, research, teaching or direct patient care.

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 Professional Engineers and Geoscientists, Meritorious Achievement Award

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

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.

BC Pharmacy Association, Ben Gant Innovative Practice Award

The Ben Gant Innovative Practice Award is presented to a BCPhA member who has demonstrated significant innovation in their respective practice and/or the profession.

Canadian Association of Journalists Award

The Canadian Association of Journalists runs an annual awards program that recognizes the best in Canadian journalism—with a particular focus on investigative work.

Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch - Georges A. Goyer, QC Memorial Award for Distinguished Service

The Georges A Goyer, QC Memorial Award for Distinguished Service recognizes the exceptional contributions by any resident of BC to the legal profession, jurisprudence, to the law or development of the law, or a significant law-related benefit to the residents of BC.

Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch Award Winners

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.

College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia Merit Award

The Merit Award recognizes significant contributions to College of Dental Surgeons, beyond basic participation.

College of Physicians + Surgeons, Award of Excellence in Medical Practice

The Award of Excellence in Medical Practice recognizes registrants or former registrants who have made an exceptional contribution to the practice of medicine whether in teaching, research, clinical practice, administration or health advocacy.

Institute of Electrical + Electronic Engineers, Leadership Award

The Leadership Award 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.

Medical Council of Canada, Dr. Louis Levasseur Distinguished Service Award

The Dr. Louis Levasseur Distinguished Service Award is presented annually to a current or former MCC Council, Committee or staff member, or to a person whose collaboration has contributed in an extraordinary manner to the vision and mission of the Medical Council of Canada.

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.

Vancouver Acute Medical, Dental + Allied Staff Association, Larry Collins Award for Committee Service and Bringing Clinical Renown to Vancouver Hospital

The Vancouver Acute Medical, Dental & Allied Staff Association Awards recognize the special achievements of members of the Vancouver Acute medical, dental and allied staff. These outstanding individuals were nominated by peers and chosen by a selection committee to celebrate their work in the fields of clinical practice, research, education and administration.

Western Canadian Music Awards, Classical Recording of the Year

The Classical Recording of the Year recognises an artist/ensemble whose music styles includes instrumental soloists, large or small chamber ensembles, as well as instrumental soloists with chamber accompaniment.

YWCA Woman 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.

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.

The Governor General of Canada, Award for Meritorious Service
Council for Prairie and Pacific University Libraries, Outstanding Contribution Award
British Columbia Life Sciences, Milton Wong Award for Leadership
BC Lieutenant-Governor's Medal for Historical Writing




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