Killam 2021 Recipients

The Killam logoThrough a generous endowment provided by Dorothy and Izaak Walton Killam, UBC annually awards Killam awards and fellowships to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty in recognition and support of excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship.

University Killam Professor

The designation “University Killam Professor” (UKP) is the highest honour that the University can confer on a member of faculty. It recognizes exceptional members of faculty who are extraordinary teachers and researchers, who are leaders in their academic fields, and who have received national and international recognition.

Read the citations for this year's University Killam Professor Recipients

Janice Eng, Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine
Tina Loo, History, Faculty of Arts
Bonny Norton, Language and Literacy Education, Faculty of Education
Dolph Schluter, Zoology, Faculty of Science
Rashid Sumaila, Oceans and Fisheries, Faculty of Science / Public Policy and Global Affairs, Faculty of Arts
Dominique Weis, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Faculty of Science

Killam Faculty Research Prize

The Killam Faculty Research Prizes are awarded annually to top campus researchers in recognition of outstanding research and scholarly contributions across all disciplines.  Up to five prizes are awarded to recipients in the arts and humanities, and up to five awarded in the applied science, medicine and science fields.

Arts and Humanities:

Senior category:
Luke Clark, Psychology, Faculty of Arts
Peter Dauvergne, Political Science, Faculty of Arts
E. David Klonsky, Psychology, Faculty of Arts
Ryuko Kubota, Language and Literacy Education, Faculty of Education

Junior category:
Jiaying Zhao, Psychology / Resources, Environment and Sustainability, Faculty of Arts

Applied Science, Medicine, Sciences:

Senior category:
Lara Boyd, Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine
Nicholas Coops, Forest Resources Management, Faculty of Forestry
Susan Herrington, Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Applied Science
Wendy Robinson, Medical Genetics, Faculty of Medicine

Junior category:
Gina Ogilvie, Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine

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Nicholas Coops, Killam Faculty Research Prize recipient: tackling climate change through remote sensing

 

Ryuko Kubota, Killam Faculty Research Prize recipient: anti-racism in linguistic pedagogy

 

Killam Accelerator Research Fellowship

Launched in 2020, the Killam Accelerator Research Fellowships support exceptional early career researchers across all disciplines who have demonstrated outstanding research achievement and the potential for significant impact in their field of scholarship, and who are ready to launch the next stage of their career. 

Jonathan Little, Health and Exercise Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Development
Ali Mesbah, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science
Sara Milstein, Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts
Jeanine Rhemtulla, Forest and Conservation Sciences, Faculty of Forestry
Katherine Ryan, Chemistry, Faculty of Science
Leonid Sigal, Computer Science, Faculty of Science

Killam Faculty Research Fellowship

Up to 10 Killam Faculty Research Fellowships are awarded each year to faculty members across all disciplines. Fellowships support exceptional faculty members who wish to devote full time to research and study in their field of scholarship during a recognized study leave. The award is based on special distinction of intellect with due regard for sound character and personal qualities.

Junior category:
Jessica Dempsey, Geography, Faculty of Arts
Candace Galla, Language and Literacy Education, Faculty of Education
Christiane Hoppmann, Psychology, Faculty of Arts
Jonathan Ichikawa, Philosophy, Faculty of Arts
Mark Johnson, Resources, Environment and Sustainability, Faculty of Science
Lindsey Richardson, Sociology, Faculty of Arts
Mark Schmidt, Computer Science, Faculty of Science
Christine Schreyer, Community, Culture and Global Studies, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Senior category:
Carole Blackburn, Anthropology/Sociology, Faculty of Arts

Killam Teaching Prize

The Killam Teaching Prize is awarded annually to faculty nominated by students, colleagues and alumni in recognition of excellence in teaching. Among the criteria taken into consideration for this award is the ability to motivate students and stimulate critical thinking, sustained teaching excellence and development of innovative approaches to teaching methodology and curricula.

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Joanna Cannon, Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education, Faculty of Education
James Charbonneau, Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science
Michael Cox, Urologic Sciences, Faculty of Medicine
Lori Daniels, Faculty of Forestry
Hugh Davies, Population and Public Health, Faculty of Medicine
Tamara Etmannski, Civil Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science
Jennifer Gagnon, Political Science, Faculty of Arts
Jordi Honey-Rosés, Community and Regional Planning, Faculty of Applied Science
Ihhwa Kim, Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts
Michael Lee, Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medicine
Stella Lee, Zoology, Faculty of Science
Katherine Lyon, Sociology, Faculty of Arts
Laurie McNeill, First Year and Interdisciplinary Programs, Faculty of Arts
Jason Min, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Lynn Norman, Zoology, Faculty of Science
Olusegun Oyedele, Cellular and Physiological Sciences (Southern Medical Program), Faculty of Medicine
Gabriel Potvin, Chemical and Biological Engineering , Faculty of Applied Science
Karen Ragoonaden, Okanagan School of Education, Faculty of Education
Coll Thrush, History, Faculty of Arts
Mark Van Raamsdonk, Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science
HsingChi von Bergmann, Oral Health Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry
Sheryda Warrener, Creative Writing, Faculty of Arts
Stephanie Waterman, Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Faculty of Science
Chunhua Wu, Marketing and Behavioural Science, Sauder School of Business

Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

The Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award recognizes the valuable role that Teaching Assistants play in our programs. Recipients of this award are highly respected by undergraduate supervisors and instructors. UBC annually honours 16 Graduate Research Assistants with the Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award.

Abiola Adeniyi, Oral Health Sciences, Faculty of Dentistry
Summer Caton, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Faculty of Science
Nikolaus Dean, Kinesiology, Faculty of Education
Deena Dinat, English Language and Literatures, Faculty of Arts
Kieran Forde, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education
Pascale Frické, Organizational Behaviour and Human Resources, Sauder School of Business
Samuel Griffin, Chemistry, Faculty of Science
Carly Jones, Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Medicine 
Lui Xia Lee, History, Faculty of Arts
Amy Liu, Zoology, Faculty of Science
Nichole Moerhuis, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Faculty of Science
Zachary Morse, Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Science
Natasha Orr, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine
Parham Pashaei, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science
Christopher Reimer, Geography, Faculty of Arts
Elizabeth Straus, Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science

Killam Award For Excellence In Mentoring

The Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring recognize outstanding mentorship of numerous graduate students over many years. Recipients show outstanding ability to foster the intellectual, professional, and personal development of graduate students, as well as activities that go beyond excellent research supervision, including personal development and service to the scholarly community.

Read the citations for this year's Killam Award for Excellence in Mentoring Recipients

Mid-career:
Mary De Vera, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Senior:
Leila Harris, Resources, Environment and Sustainability, Faculty of Science

Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

The Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships bring outstanding scholars from around the world to UBC in order to engage in innovative research that will enhance interdisciplinary collaborations and help establish them in leadership positions in the academic and wider community.

Robert Filippello, Community, Culture and Global Studies, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Edmond Kwan, Urologic Sciences, Faculty of Medicine
Julia Mattison, English Language and Literatures, Faculty of Arts
Jennifer Nguyen, Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Science
Timothy Perez, Botany, Faculty of Science
Katerina Rnic, Psychology, Faculty of Arts

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Edmond Kwan, Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship recipient: advancing prostate cancer research

 

Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize

The Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prizes are awarded annually to postdocs in recognition of excellence in research and scholarly contributions while at UBC. Recipients demonstrate integrity, personal accountability, strength of character, and respect for others.

Miriam Cabero Müller, Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science
Ryan Hoiland, Anesthesia, Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine

Killam Doctoral Scholarship

Killam Doctoral Scholarships are the most prestigious awards available to graduate students at UBC. This year, 21 scholars who are the top doctoral students in the Affiliated Fellowships competition are recognized with Killam Doctoral Scholarships.

Andy An, MD/PhD, Faculty of Medicine
Evelyn Arriagada, Resources, Environment and Sustainability, Faculty of Science
Paige Copeland, Kinesiology, UBC Okanagan
Maria Correia, Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies, Faculty of Creative & Critical Studies
Gabriel Currier, Mathematics, Faculty of Science
Anne-Cécile Delaisse, Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Medicine
Tazarve Gharajehdaghipoor, Faculty of Forestry
Trevor Goodyear, Nursing, Faculty of Applied Science
Oliver Jacobs, Psychology, Faculty of Arts
Fiana Kawane, English, Faculty of Arts
Calem Kenward, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine
Gerrit Krueper, Theatre and Film, Faculty of Arts
Catherine Laub, Music, Faculty of Arts
Tonje Molyneux, Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education, Faculty of Education
Alexa Norton, Interdisciplinary Studies, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Callista Ottoni, Interdisciplinary Studies, Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Tashia Petker, Psychology, Faculty of Arts
Elyn Rowe, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Marie-Soleil Smith, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Faculty of Medicine
Jin-Hui Wen, Psychology, Faculty of Arts
Enav Zusman, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine

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Evelyn Arriagada, Killam Doctoral Scholarship recipient: supporting women's environmental activism

 

Enav Zusman, Killam Doctoral Scholarship recipient: health outcomes and maternal care

 

Tashia Petker, Killam Doctoral Scholarship recipient: strategies for opioid addiction

Killam-Donald N. Byers Memorial Prize

The Killam-Donald N. Byers Memorial Prize is awarded to the highest-ranking Killam Doctoral Scholar in the annual Affiliated Fellowship competition.

Anne-Cécile Delaisse, Rehabilitation Sciences, Faculty of Medicine

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