2021/22 Killam Doctoral Scholarship Recipients Announced

Nineteen UBC doctoral candidates have received a Killam Doctoral Scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year--16 from UBCV and three from UBCO.

These awards are available to students in all disciplines, and this year’s winners are researching areas across the intellectual spectrum, from Mathematics to Reproductive and Developmental Science. 

The Killam Doctoral Scholarships are provided each year from the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund for Advanced Studies and are awarded to the top doctoral candidates in the annual Tri-Agency/Affiliated Fellowships competition. These scholarships provide up to $30,000 per year plus a $2,000 research travel allowance over a two-year term.

The recipients of the 2021-2022 Killam Doctoral Scholarships are (in alphabetical order):


Name Faculty Graduate degree program
Andy An Medicine MDPhD
Evelyn Arriagada Science Resources, Environment and Sustainability
Paige Copeland UBCO Kinesiology
Maria Correia UBCO Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies
Gabriel Currier Science Mathematics
Anne-Céline Delaisse Medicine Rehabilitation Sciences
Tazarve Gharajehdaghipoor Forestry Forestry
Trevor Goodyear Applied Science Nursing
Oliver Jacobs Arts Psychology
Fiana Kawane Arts English
Calem Kenward Science Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Catherine Laub Arts Music
Tonje Molyneux Education Educational and Counselling Psychology
Alexa Norton G+PS Interdisciplinary Studies
Callista Ottoni G+PS Interdisciplinary Studies
Tashia Petker UBCO Clinical Psychology
Elyn Rowe Medicine Pathology
Marie-Soleil Smith Medicine Pathology
Enav Zusman Medicine Reproductive and Developmental Sciences


About the Killam Trusts

The Killam Trusts were established in 1965 by Dorothy Johnston Killam for the benefit of The University of British Columbia, The Canada Council for the Arts, Dalhousie University, Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University, University of Alberta and The University of Calgary.

In the realm of higher education in Canada the name Killam is synonymous with financial support for advanced studies.  Here at UBC that support is distributed in a number of ways, via doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships, mentoring and teaching awards for faculty, recognition for outstanding emeriti, awards to graduate teaching assistants, faculty salary supplements, start-up funds for new initiatives and faculty research fellowships and prizes.

Learn more about UBC’s Killam awards and fellowships.

Friday, 18 June 2021