Faculty members in Arts hold distinction as recipients of internal and external awards, prizes, and honours for their research, teaching, and service within the university and to their disciplines/professions.
The Dean of Arts Award, sponsored by Taylor Jordan Chafetz since 1997, is awarded annually to a faculty member in recognition of exceptional contributions. In keeping with the major commitments outlined in Place and Promise, selection criteria for the Dean of Arts Award are designed to identify colleagues who demonstrate significant contributions in two or more areas (teaching and learning, research, and service/community engagement) and whose contributions have proven to be catalytic and/or transformative. The award is given in the name of a living Professor Emeritus/Emerita who him/herself has made a significant contribution to the Faculty of Arts. The choice of the Professor Emeritus/Emerita is determined by the Dean’s Office in consultation with the Award recipient.
Faculty of Arts – Dean of Arts Award
|Award Year||Award Recipient||Unit||Prize named in Honour Of|
|2009/10||Dr. Sherrill Grace||English||Dr. Cole Harris, Professor Emeritus|
|2010/11||Dr. Neil Guppy||Sociology||Dr. Martin Meissner, Professor Emeritus|
|2011/12||Dr. Trevor Barnes||Geography||Dr. Olav Slaymaker, Professor Emeritus|
Award recipients from the past three years are listed above. For the full list, click: UBC-Faculty-of-Arts_Dean-of-Arts-Award.
The staff complement in the Faculty of Arts is representative of a wide range of skills, knowledge, and expertise. Staff members provide quality support in clerical, technical, administrative, and other specialized areas, thus enabling their units to carry out the academic mission of the university. Within the Faculty of Arts, staff contributions are acknowledged and recognized through an annual award nomination process, which is open to all staff in Arts. The Dean’s Award for Staff Excellence includes an engraved plaque and a $1,500 cheque.
Faculty of Arts – Dean’s Award for Staff Excellence
|Award Year||Award recipient||Staff group||Unit|
|2010||Josephine Calazan||CUPE 2950||Political Science|
|2010||Emanuela Guerra||CUPE 2950||French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies|
|2011||Beth Howarth||CUPE 2950||Dean of Arts Office|
|2011||Stuart McFarlane||CUPE 116||Theatre and Film|
|2011||Albert Teng||CUPE 116||Geography|
Award recipients from the past two years are listed above. For the full list, click: UBC-Faculty-of-Arts_Deans-award-for-staff-excellence_4Jan2012.pdf
Arts staff members have also received recognition campus-wide through the President’s Service Award for Excellence (PSAE). Since its inception in 1991, 19 staff members in Arts have received this honour, which includes a medal and a $5,000 cheque presented during convocation.
Faculty of Arts Staff Recipients of the President’s Service Award for Excellence (PSAE)
|Award Year||PSAE recipient||Position/title||Unit|
|2010||Gerald Vanderwoude||Administrator & Business Manager||Theatre and Film|
|2011||Carol Mayer||Curator (Oceania & Africa)||Museum of Anthropology|
|2012||Rose Harper||Program Assistant||Arts One Program and Coordinated Arts Program (CAP)|
Award recipients from the past two years are listed above. For the full list, click: UBC Faculty of Arts_Staff recipients of the President’s Service Award of Excellence PSAE.
In 2009, the inaugural year of the President’s Staff Awards (Vancouver) and the Staff Awards of Excellence (Okanagan), a total of 11 awards were presented; 6 to UBC-Vancouver and 5 to UBC-Okanagan members. In 2010, a total of 7 awards were presented to UBC-V staff and 3 to UBC-O. Both awards recognize the personal achievements and contributions of staff to UBC and to the vision and goals of the University. Recipients of this Award receive $2,000 and a certificate of recognition, presented at an event in the Fall. Award recipients are announced by Public Affairs through UBC This Week. UBC-V Staff were recognized in particular for their contributions of excellence in 3 categories: enhancing the UBC experience, global citizenship, and leadership & creativity. In 2011, two additional award categories were made available for the President’s Staff Awards. The five categories of President’s Staff awards are: Leadership and Creativity; Enhancing the UBC Experience; Global Citizenship; Emerging Leadership (new in 2011); and Advancing Diversity and Inclusion (new in 2011).
All permanent UBC Vancouver staff with a minimum of three years of continuous service are eligible to be nominated. To view the eligibility and nomination process for this awards program, visit http://www.focusonpeople.ubc.ca/making-it-happen/awards/ubc-vancouver-presidents-staff-awards/
Faculty of Arts Staff Recipients of the President’s Staff Awards (Vancouver)
|2009||Karen Young||Enhancing the UBC Experience||Undergraduate Program Advisor||Geography|
|2010||Dominique Yupangco||Enhancing the UBC Experience||Web & Systems Coordinator||English|
In addition, over the years a number of Arts units or individuals have been recipients of various Student Development Awards, which are adjudicated by the Office of the VP, Students. Among those support staff members who have received the Margaret Fulton Award, which recognizes individuals who have contributed greatly in providing services to students, are: Julie Walchli, Director of the Arts Co-Op Program (1997/98) and Allison Dunnet, Student Development (2005/06).