Both the Faculty of Arts and UBC recognize faculty members, staff, and students who demonstrate outstanding achievement and excellence within the UBC community and who contribute to research, teaching, community engagement, and more.
Faculty awards (Arts)
Killiam Teaching Prize
The annual award recognizes distinguished teaching at all levels of instruction within the Faculty of Arts.
English Language and Literatures
English Language and Literatures
|2016/17||Silvia Bartolic |
CAP and GRSJ
Dean of Arts Award
This annual award recognizes faculty members who have made exceptional and sustained contributions in two or more areas (educational leadership, teaching and learning, research, and community engagement), and whose contributions have proven to be transformative to the Faculty of Arts.
The award is given in the name of a living Professor Emeritus/Emerita who has made a significant contribution to the Faculty of Arts and has been an inspiration to the award recipient. The choice of the Professor Emeritus/Emerita is made by the award recipient in consultation with the Dean’s Office.
|Year||Recipient||Unit||Prize named in honour of|
|2020/21||Sunera Thobani||Asian Studies||Dr. Joan Anderson, Professor Emerita|
|2019/20||Ira Nadel||English Language and Literatures||Dr. Nancy Gallini, Professor Emeritus|
|2018/19||Richard Johnston||Political Science||Dr. Kenneth Carty, Professor Emeritus|
|2017/18||Nancy Hermiston||Music||Dr. Martha C. Piper, President Emeritus|
|2015/16||David Green||Economics||Dr. Craig Riddell, Professor Emeritus|
|2014/15||Patricia A. Shaw||Anthropology||Dr. Michael Kew, Associate Professor Emeritus|
|2013/14||Dawn Currie||Sociology||Dr. Valerie Raoul, Professor Emerita|
|2012/13||Eric Eich||Psychology||Dr. Richard Tees, Professor Emeritus|
|2011/12||Trevor Barnes||Geography||Dr. Olav Slaymaker, Professor Emeritus|
Dean of Arts Faculty Research Award
These awards allow research faculty at the ranks of Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor one semester to concentrate entirely on research without teaching or administrative duties.
Theatre & Film
Theatre & Film
Staff awards (Arts)
Dean’s Award for Staff Excellence
This annual award recognizes exceptional staff contributions in executing the academic mission of the Faculty of Arts through support in administrative, technical, and other specialized areas.
The Dean’s Award for Staff Excellence is open to all staff in Arts and includes an engraved plaque and a $1,500 cheque. Awards will be presented at the staff luncheon in December.
|Belkin Art Gallery
|2016||Nancy Campbell |
|Arts Academic Advising
Arts Academic Advising
Staff awards (UBC)
UBC presents the President’s Service Awards for Excellence and other staff awards annually, to recognize staff members who demonstrate outstanding achievement and excellence within the UBC community.
President’s Service Award for Excellence
The President’s Service Award for Excellence is the top award presented to UBC staff in recognition of excellence in personal achievements and contributions to UBC and to the vision and goals of the University.
|2016||Deb Pickman||Communications and Marketing Manager||UBC Arts & Culture District|
|2015||Kristin Sopotiuk||Assistant to the Department Head||Sociology|
|2012||Rose Harper||Program Assistant||Arts One and CAP|
|2011||Carol Mayer||Curator (Oceania & Africa)||Museum of Anthropology|
|2010||Gerald Vanderwoude||Administrator & Business Manager||Theatre & Film|
President’s Staff Awards
The President’s Staff Awards at the Vancouver campus recognize the personal achievements and contributions that staff make to UBC, and to the vision and goals of the University.
|2020||Enhancing the UBC Experience||Angela Kaija||Administration Manager||English|
|2019||Community Engagement||Salma Mawani||Administration Manager||Museum of Anthropology|
|2019||Emerging Leadership||Hilary Geise||Administration Manager||SPPGA|
|2018||Community Engagement||Lindsay Marsh||Program & Communications Manager||SPPGA|
|2016||Community Engagement||Tamara Baldwin||Associate Director||ORICE|
|2015||Leadership||Julie Wagemakers||Deputy Director||Liu Institute for Global Issues|
|2015||Creativity and Innovation||Christine Offer||Artistic Presenting Manager||Chan Centre|
|2014||Enhancing the UBC Experience||Sandy Lapsky||Administrator||Geography|
|2010||Enhancing the UBC Experience||Dominique Yupangco||Web & Systems Coordinator||English|
|2009||Enhancing the UBC Experience||Karen Young||Undergraduate Program Advisor||Geography|
Student awards (Arts)
Dean’s Reception for Graduating Student Leaders
The Dean of Arts hosts an annual reception to recognize and celebrate soon-to-be Arts graduates who have dedicated themselves as leaders and have made an impact during their time at UBC.