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

Year Recipient Unit
2018/19  Gavin Paul

Maria Carbonetti

Michael Griffin 

Tara Mayer 

Arts One

FHIS

Philosophy

History

2017/18 Christine 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

Year Recipient Unit Prize named in honour of
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.

Recipients

Year Recipient Title Unit
2017/18 Mary Chapman

Vin Nardizzi

Adheesh Sathaye

Xiaojun Li

Full Professor

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Assistant Professor

English

English

Asian Studies

Political Science

2016/17 Gaby Pailer

Anne Murphy

Kevin Fisher

Full Professor

Associate Professor

Assistant Professor

CENES

Asian Studies

CNERS

2015/16 Thomas 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

2014/15 Liisa Galea

Greg Henry

Renisa Mawani

Gregory Mackie

Full Professor

Full Professor

Associate Professor

Assistant Professor

Psychology

Geography

Sociology

English

2013/14 Barbara 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

Year Award recipient Unit
2018 Andrea Yan

Erika Yep

Sandra Norris

Journalism

Philosophy

English

2017 Jana Tyner

Diane Smyth

Belkin Art Gallery

CENES

2016 Nancy Campbell

Anne Coates

Arts Academic Advising 

Economics

2015 Gary 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

Year Recipient Position/title Unit
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.

Arts recipients

Year Category Recipient Position/title Unit
2019 Emerging Leadership Hilary Geise Manager, Administration 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.


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