Celebrating Excellence in Research and Creative Scholarly Activity
I am delighted to announce this year’s faculty and student Researcher of the Year award recipients. Each has made significant contributions to research and creative scholarly activity at UBC Okanagan. Please join me in congratulating this year’s outstanding awardees.
2022 Faculty Researchers of the Year
Jennifer Davis | Faculty of Management
Jennifer Davis is a Canada Research Chair in Applied Health Economics. Her research focuses on improving the health of older Canadians at risk for falls or cognitive decline. Jennifer assesses the economic value of dementia and mobility intervention and prevention efforts through partnerships with clinicians. Her international collaborations have resulted in policy change and significant advancements in applying health economic evidence to lifestyle interventions.
Kyle Larson | Irving K. Barber Faculty of Science
NATURAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING award
Kyle Larson is an innovator of analytical techniques for tectonics research. Kyle’s novel methods have led to fundamental discoveries about how major mountain belts form, including a solution to a decades-old geological controversy surrounding the origin of the Himalaya. As Director of the Fipke Laboratory for Trace Element Research (FiLTER), Kyle has helped develop paradigm-shifting methods for rapid dating of geological material.
Margaret MacIntyre Latta | Okanagan School of Education
social sciences and humanities award
Margaret Macintyre Latta is a prominent researcher transforming traditional approaches to education. A champion of interdisciplinary and community-based research, her focus is to advance curriculum as a shared participatory learning experience that inspires reconciliation. Her practice-engaged research with Indigenous, school district and community partners supports educators in decolonizing their curriculum and teaching practices.
2022 Student Researcher of the Year
Graduate Studies (PhD) award
As a PhD candidate, Rhyann McKay conducted leading-edge research in partnership with provincial spinal cord injury (SCI) organizations across Canada to co-develop behaviour change interventions for support providers to enhance wellbeing and self-care. Rhyann is currently a health system impact fellow at the University of Alberta, evaluating the implementation of acute care intervention.
We will be hosting a special celebration to honour our 2022 Researcher of the Year award recipients. This is a unique opportunity for our campus community to come together and celebrate our research achievements from the past year. We hope you can attend.
Date: Friday, May 6th, 2022
Location: Innovation Centre | 460 Doyle Ave
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm | Award presentations followed by a rooftop reception
RSVP: Register to attend the celebration. All are welcome.
Vice-Principal and Associate Vice-President, Research and Innovation
University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus