Awards & Honours

UBCO Researcher of the Year AWARDS

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 a Graduate student award at the Master’s or PhD level. 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.


2022 Faculty Researchers of the Year

 

Jennifer Davis | Faculty of Management

Health award

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.

 


2021 Student Researcher of the Year

 

Rhyann McKay

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.

Health

JENNIFER DAVIS

Assistant Professor, Management

Social Sciences and Humanities

MARGARET MACINTYRE LATTA

Professor, Education

 

 

 

natural sciences and engineering

KYLE LARSON

Professor, Science

graduate studies (phd)

Rhyann Mckay

PhD, Philosophy


2021 Awards

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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


2020 Awards

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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

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.


2019 – Junior Category
ALLISON HARGREAVES

Associate Professor, English & Cultural Studies


 

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

MIRANDA HART

Associate Professor, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

ABBAS MILANI

Professor, Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering


2015

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.


2020

Jonathan little

Associate Professor, Health & Exercise Sciences


 

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)