Twenty-six UBC doctoral candidates have received a Killam Doctoral Scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year. The recipients received their awards at a ceremony held in late October.
These awards are available to students in all disciplines, across both campuses. This year’s winners represent nearly every faculty and discipline, researching topics from fire management to food systems.
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 2022/23 Killam Doctoral Scholarships are (in alphabetical order):
- Maram Alkawaja Livermore, Medicine
- Katherine Baillie, Medicine
- Jennifer Baron, Forestry
- Omar Bashth, Applied Science
- Katrina Bergmann, Science
- Jeremie Bonneau, Applied Science
- Gregg Eschelmuller, Education
- Bryan Fraser, Medicine
- Albina Gibadullina, Arts
- Haley Hrymak, Law
- Alan Knee, Science
- Annie Lalande, Science
- Alexandra Lukey, Medicine
- Naomi Maldonado-Rodriguez, Education
- Kerry Marshall, Applied Science
- Robin Metcalfe, UBC Okanagan
- Avril Metcalfe-Roach, Science
- Christopher Meulbroek, Arts
- Julia Nakamura, Arts
- Elise Ng-Cordell, Arts
- Jourdain Piette, Applied Science
- Calla Raymond, Science
- Caralyn Reisle, Science
- Mark Shakespear, Arts
- Jeanette Steinmann, Education
- Megan Thomas, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Congratulations to all of this year's recipients!
Photos courtesy of Geoff Lister, UBC Brand and Marketing.
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.