Awards & Honours

Researcher of the Year

Each year, the Researcher of the Year awards recognize the ways in which UBCO researchers are making the world a better place through excellence in research and scholarly activity.

Three prizes are awarded in the areas of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences and Humanities, and Health. The recipients of this award epitomize excellence and are leaders in their respective fields and disciplines, working across traditional boundaries to help make the world a better place.


2023 Faculty Researchers of the Year

The 2023 Researcher of the Year awards ceremony honoured three faculty winners:

  • Health: Dr. Heather Gainforth
  • Social Sciences and Humanities: Dr. Greg Garrard
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering: Dr. Isaac Li

 

Heather Gainforth, Greg Garrard, and Isaac Li on a blue graphic background

Learn more about our researchers of the year

 


Previous Researchers of the Year

CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENT

HEALTH

JENNIFER DAVIS

Assistant Professor, Management

NATURAL SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING

KYLE LARSON

Professor, Science

SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

MARGARET MACINTYRE LATTA

Professor, Education

GRADUATE STUDIES (PHD)

RHYANN MCKAY

PhD, Kinesiology

 

CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENT

NATURAL SCIENCES & ENGINEERING

JULIAN CHENG

Professor, Electrical Engineering

SOCIAL SCIENCES & HUMANITIES

ERIC LI

Associate Professor, Management

HEALTH

JONATHAN LITTLE

Associate Professor, Psychology

GRADUATE STUDIES (PHD)

MICHELLE ST. PIERRE

PhD, Psychology

 

CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENT

Social SCIENCES & Humanities

Sabre Cherkowski

Associate Professor, Education

NATURAL SCIENCES & ENGINEERING

CIGDEM ESKICIOGLU

Professor, Civil Engineering

HEALTH

ZACH WALSH

Associate Professor, Psychology


PHD STUDENT

CANDICE QUIN

PhD, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology


MASTER’S STUDENT

CONNOR HOWE

MSc, Health & Exercise Sciences

CAMPUS ANNOUNCEMENT

SOCIAL SCIENCES & HUMANITIES

JONATHAN CORBETT

Associate Professor, Community, Culture & Global Studies

NATURAL SCIENCES & ENGINEERING

KASUN HEWAGE

Professor, Civil Engineering

HEALTH

RACHELLE HOLE

Associate Professor, Social Work


PHD STUDENT

KATRINA PLAMONDON

PhD, Nursing


MASTER’S STUDENT

EMILY GIROUX

MSc, Health & Exercise Sciences

 

ubc faculty research Awards

UBCO recipients of the university’s system-wide faculty research awards are below:

 

UBC Killam Research Prize

Recognizing outstanding research and scholarly contributions.

2022 – JUNIOR CATEGORY
MOHAMMAD ARJMAND

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering


2019 – JUNIOR CATEGORY
ALLISON HARGREAVES

Associate Professor, English & Cultural Studies


Dorothy Somerset Award for Performance Development in the Visual and Performing Arts

Recognizing faculty who have made outstanding contributions to (and performances in) art, music, creative writing, theatre or film

2020

NEIL CADGER

Associate Professor, Creative Studies (Theatre)

UBC Killam Research Fellowship

Enabling faculty to pursue full-time research during a recognized study leave.

2020

CHRISTINE SCHREYER

Associate Professor, Anthropology


2018

KYLE LARSON

Associate Professor, Earth, Environmental & Geographic Sciences

NELLY OELKE

Associate Professor, Nursing


2017

JONATHAN LITTLE

Associate Professor, Health & Exercise Sciences


2016

DEANNA GIBSON

Assistant Professor, Biology


2015

MIRANDA HART

Associate Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

ABBAS MILANI

Professor, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering


2014

JENNIFER JAKOBI

Professor, Health & Exercise Sciences

UBC Killam Accelerator Research Fellowship

Recognizing exceptional early-career researchers who have demonstrated outstanding research achievement and the potential for significant impact in their fields of scholarship.

2022

MARY JUNG

Associate Professor, Health and Exercise Sciences

JIAN LU

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering


2021

MEGAN SMITH

Associate Professor, Creative Studies, Media Studies


2020

JONATHAN LITTLE

Associate Professor, Health & Exercise Sciences