Awards & Honours

2019 Researchers of the Year

Each year, we recognize the outstanding achievements of researchers who have made significant contributions to research and/or creative scholarly activity at UBC Okanagan. Three prizes are awarded in the areas of Natural Sciences and Engineering, Social Sciences and Humanities, and Health, in addition to two student prizes at the Master’s and PhD level. This year’s recipients epitomize excellence and are leaders in their respective fields and disciplines, working across traditional boundaries to help make the world a better place.


Social Sciences & Humanities Researcher of the Year

Jonathan Corbett

Associate Professor, Community, Culture and Global Studies



Natural Sciences & Engineering Researcher of the Year

Kasun hewage

Professor, Civil Engineering



Health Researcher of the Year

Rachelle Hole

Associate Professor, Social Work



phd Student Researcher of the Year

katrina plamondon

PhD Graduate, Nursing



master’s Student Researcher of the Year

Emily Giroux

MSc Student, Health and Exercise Sciences


Killam Research Awards

UBC Okanagan’s recipients of this prestigious award are listed below:


UBC Killam Research Prize

Recognizing outstanding research and scholarly contributions.

2019 – Junior Category

Associate Professor, English & Cultural Studies


UBC Killam Research Fellowships

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


Kyle Larson

Associate Professor, Earth, Environmental & Geographic Sciences

Nelly Oelke

Associate Professor, Nursing


Jonathan little

Assistant Professor, Health & Exercise Sciences



Associate Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology


Professor, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering



Professor, Health & Exercise Sciences