Award Recipients

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.

Recipients

YearRecipient Unit
2019/20Veta Chitnev

Stan Floresco

Kerry Greer

Gregory Mackie

Qian Wang
CENES

Psychology

Sociology

English Language and Literatures

Asian Studies
2018/19Gavin Paul

Maria Carbonetti

Michael Griffin

Tara Mayer
Arts One

FHIS

Philosophy

History
2017/18Christine D’Onofrio

Laura Ishiguro

Suzy Anger

Brianne Orr-Alvarez
AHVA

History

English

FHIS
2016/17 Silvia Bartolic

Margot Butler

Catherine Corrigall-Brown

Heather Latimer

Sara Milstein
Sociology

Humanities 101

Sociology

CAP and GRSJ

CNERS

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.

Recipients

YearRecipientUnitPrize named in honour of
2019/20Ira NadelEnglish Language and LiteraturesDr. Nancy Gallini, Professor Emeritus
2018/19Richard JohnstonPolitical ScienceDr. Kenneth Carty, Professor Emeritus
2017/18Nancy HermistonMusicDr. Martha C. Piper, President Emeritus
2015/16David GreenEconomicsDr. Craig Riddell, Professor Emeritus
2014/15Patricia A. ShawAnthropologyDr. Michael Kew, Associate Professor Emeritus
2013/14Dawn CurrieSociologyDr. Valerie Raoul, Professor Emerita
2012/13Eric EichPsychologyDr. Richard Tees, Professor Emeritus
2011/12Trevor BarnesGeographyDr. 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.

Recipients

YearRecipientTitleUnit
2017/18Mary Chapman

Vin Nardizzi

Adheesh Sathaye

Xiaojun Li
Full Professor

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Assistant Professor
English

English

Asian Studies

Political Science
2016/17Gaby Pailer

Anne Murphy

Kevin Fisher
Full Professor

Associate Professor

Assistant Professor
CENES

Asian Studies

CNERS
2015/16Thomas Schneider

Alexia Bloch

Lisa Coulthard

Kyle Frackman

Shelly Johnson
Full Professor

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor
CNERS

Anthropology

Theatre & Film

CENES

Social Work
2014/15Liisa Galea

Greg Henry

Renisa Mawani

Gregory Mackie
Full Professor

Full Professor

Associate Professor

Assistant Professor
Psychology

Geography

Sociology

English
2013/14Barbara Arneil

Kirsty Johnston

Rumee Ahmed

Sebastian Prange
Full Professor

Associate Professor

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor
Political Science

Theatre & Film

CNERS

History

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.

Recipients

YearAward RecipientUnit
2019May Chan

Maija Norman

Maria Smith
Sociology

Asian Studies

Economics
2018Andrea Yan

Erika Yep

Sandra Norris
Journalism

Philosophy

English
2017Jana Tyner

Diane Smyth
Belkin Art Gallery

CENES
2016Nancy Campbell

Anne Coates
Arts Academic Advising

Economics
2015Gary Andraza

Tanya Bob
Arts ISIT

FNIS and
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.

Arts recipients

YearRecipient Position/titleUnit
2016Deb PickmanCommunications and Marketing ManagerUBC Arts & Culture District
2015Kristin SopotiukAssistant to the Department HeadSociology
2012Rose HarperProgram AssistantArts One and CAP
2011Carol MayerCurator (Oceania & Africa)Museum of Anthropology
2010Gerald VanderwoudeAdministrator & Business ManagerTheatre & 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.

Arts recipients

YearCategory Recipient Position/titleUnit
2019Emerging LeadershipHilary GeiseAdministration ManagerSPPGA
2018
Community Engagement Lindsay MarshProgram & Communications ManagerSPPGA
2016Community EngagementTamara BaldwinAssociate DirectorORICE
2015LeadershipJulie WagemakersDeputy DirectorLiu Institute for Global Issues
2015Creativity and Innovation Christine OfferArtistic Presenting ManagerChan Centre
2014Enhancing the UBC ExperienceSandy LapskyAdministratorGeography
2010Enhancing the UBC ExperienceDominique YupangcoWeb & Systems CoordinatorEnglish
2009Enhancing the UBC ExperienceKaren YoungUndergraduate Program AdvisorGeography

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.


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