Teaching awards

These internal and external teaching awards recognize teaching excellence at UBC.

Internal teaching awards

As one of six Killam institutions, UBC offers yearly awards from the Killam Endowment Fund to faculty and teaching assistants who demonstrate excellence in teaching.

To see the complete list of Killam prizes awarded at UBC, visit Killam Awards and Fellowships.

Killam Teaching Prize

The Killam Teaching Prize is awarded annually to faculty nominated by students, colleagues and alumni in recognition of excellence in teaching. Recipients are recognized at the graduation ceremonies.

The Killam Teaching Prize is adjudicated within each Faculty at the UBC Vancouver campus, and within the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic at the UBC Okanagan campus.

Contact the appropriate UBC Vancouver Dean's Office or the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic, UBC Okanagan for nomination procedures and internal deadlines.

The announcement for the 2023 recipients of the Killam Teaching Prize will be made in April 2023.

Killam Teaching Prize winners

Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards

In recognition of the valuable role that Graduate Teaching Assistants play in our programs, UBC annually honours GTAs with the Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. Up to 19 winners are selected each spring. Successful candidates have met criteria that demonstrate teaching excellence and a high level of esteem for the candidate from undergraduate students and supervisors. The adjudication for this award takes place within the Faculties.

Preparing the Nomination

Award winners' names for 2022/2023 are now posted:

Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award Winners

The next Invitation for Nominations will occur in January 2024.

Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring

The Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring recognizes one senior and one mid-career faculty member’s outstanding ability to foster the intellectual, professional and personal development of graduate students.

Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring winners

Faculty Teaching Awards

Each UBC Faculty offers its own internal teaching awards or recognition. Please visit your faculty website or consult your Dean’s Office for information about these opportunities.

External Teaching Awards

The Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic supports faculty submissions with the following external awards:

3M National Teaching Fellowship

West Coast Teaching Excellence Awards


Selina Fast, Executive Assistant to the Vice-Provost & Associate VP Academic Affairs

Tel: 604.822.5611 | Email: selina.fast@ubc.ca

Contact for the UBC Killam Teaching Prize

Kate Carr, Executive Assistant to the Vice-Provost and AVP Faculty Planning

Tel: 604.822.1288 | Email: kate.carr@ubc.ca

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