These internal and external teaching awards recognize teaching excellence at UBC.
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.
The Killam Teaching Prize is awarded annually to faculty nominated by students, colleagues and alumni in recognition of excellence in teaching. Winners are recognized at the graduation ceremonies.
The Killam Teaching Prize is adjudicated within each Faculty. Contact the Deans' Offices for nomination procedures and internal deadlines.
Deadline for the Deans’ Offices to submit winners’ names and citations to the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic (via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org) is March 15, 2017. Citations must be no longer than 100 words.
In recognition of the valuable role that Teaching Assistants play in our programs, UBC annually honours 16 GTAs with the Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. Successful candidates will have met criteria that demonstrate a high level of respect for the candidate from undergraduate students and academic or course supervisors. The deadline for 2016-17 nominations is Friday, March 3rd, 2017. Please see the Call for Nominations for more information, including which Faculties are eligible this year. Winners' names will be posted below in April 2017.
External Teaching Awards
The Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic maintains a directory of some of the many major external teaching awards available. The following are examples of awards that have been received by UBC faculty members:
The 3M National Teaching Fellowship recognizes exceptional contributions to teaching and learning at Canadian universities. The community of 3M National Teaching Fellows embodies the highest ideals of teaching excellence and scholarship with a commitment to encourage and support the educational experience of every learner.
*Nominations for the 2018 fellowships are currently open. Anyone wishing to submit a nomination should consult Dr. Simon Bates for advice in compiling the package and submitting to the Provost Office by August 31st, 2017. Following the Provost's sign-off, the nominating Faculty is responsible for submitting the nomination to the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (see the above link for nomination guidelines and other helpful information).
UBC's 3M National Teaching Fellows
The Award for Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology in Canada is presented to CPA Members or Fellows who have made a significant contribution to these areas.
The Award of Excellence in Education recognizes nurses for their outstanding contributions to the profession and demonstrating excellence in relation to the CRNBC Professional Standards for Registered Nurses and Nurse Practitioners.
The Program Director of the Year Award is given annually to a program director who has demonstrated a commitment to enhancing residency education as evidenced by innovation and impact beyond his/her program.