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-Principal Academic. Contact the Deans' Offices or the Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal for nomination procedures and internal deadlines.
Deadline for the Deans’ Offices to submit 2018-19 winners’ names and citations to the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic (via e-mail to email@example.com) is March 15, 2019. 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 next Call for Nominations will be announced to Faculties in January 2020, and posted here.
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 2020 will commence imminently. 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 Friday, August 30, 2019. Following sign-off by the Provost, our office will return the package to the Faculty who must then submit it directly to the competition (deadline to be confirmed shortly).
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.