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 adjudicated within each Faculty, and at the Okanagan campus, within the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic. Contact the UBC Vancouver Deans' Offices or the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic, UBC Okanagan for nomination procedures and internal deadlines.
Deadline to submit 2019-20 winners’ names and citations to the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic, UBC Vancouver (via e-mail to email@example.com) is March 13, 2020. 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 supervisors. The Killam GTA Award is adjudicated within each Faculty.
For 2019, winners' names are posted below.
The 2020 Call for Nominations has been announced and can be viewed here. The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 6, 2020.
UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 crisis, there will be a few weeks' delay in the announcement of winners. It is anticipated that the winners list will be posted here in late April 2020 (rather than early April as previously advised).
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.
The nomination process for 2021 will commence in the late spring of 2020. Recognizing that UBC has many faculty members who are most worthy of this prestigious recognition, the Provost Office strongly encourages the nomination of colleagues from Faculties and Schools. All nominees or nominating parties are asked to consult Dr. Simon Bates, who will offer advice on the process and the nomination package, and can assist with preparation of the support letter for the Provost & VP Academic’s signature. Simon can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Future 3M nominees and nominators are encouraged to visit the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology’s website, where they can find valuable information and application advice from recent UBC 3M National Teaching Fellows.
Nomination packages should be sent to the Office of the Provost and VP Academic by a deadline in late summer 2020, which will be posted here. Following sign-off by the Provost, our office will return the package to the Faculty who must then submit it directly to the competition (STLHE deadline to be confirmed).
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.
Selina Fast, Executive Assistant to the Vice-Provost & Associate VP Academic Affairs
Tel: 604.822.5611 | Email: email@example.com
Contact for the Killam Teaching Prize
Kate Carr, Executive Assistant to the Vice-Provost Enrolment and Academic Facilities
Tel: 604.822.1288 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org