UBC Killam 2015 Recap

Killam Prof. David Dolphin and Members of the Killam Family

UBC Killam Prof. Emeritus David Dolphin enjoying last year's Killam Celebration with members of the Killam family.

This past week the UBC community celebrated the 2015 UBC Killam Scholars. These various faculty, postdoctoral fellows and doctoral students have gained the distinction of receiving a Killam award in support of the teaching, research and scholary work they are conducting at UBC.

The 48th Annual Killam Celebratory Ceremony and Reception held at the new AMS Nest Theatre and lounge was hosted by Angela Redish, Provost and Vice-President Academic pro tem,  Susan Porter, Dean and Vice-Provost of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies,  Members of the UBC Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fellowships Committee and The Trustees of the Killam Trusts

Here is the complete list of those honoured at the event.

University Killam Professors

(Awarded by the Board of Governors)

The designation is conferred by the Board of Governors on the recommendation of the President to recognize exceptional members of faculty who have distinguished themselves as scholars in research and/or teaching and learning.

Current Professors

Ian K. Affleck, Physics and Astronomy

Sherrill E. Grace, English

Michael Hayden, Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics

Professors Emeriti

Patricia Baird, Medical Genetics

David Dolphin, Chemistry

Robert G. Evans, Centre for Health Services and Policy Research

Kalevi J. Holsti, Political Science

William H. New, English

Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring

(Awarded by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in November 2014)

The Killam Awards for Excellence in Mentoring are based on sustained mentorship of numerous graduate students over many years. Mentoring may be related to, but is perceived as differing from, classroom teaching and may be distinct and separable from the usual measure of research productivity. One award recognizes faculty members in the mid-career category – that is, for those who have held university appointments for less than 12 years – and the other recognizes faculty members in the senior category – that is, for those with 12 or more years of university service.

Mid-career category

Purang Abolmaesumi, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Senior category

Lam Wan, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Jo-ann Archibald, Educational Studies

Killam Faculty Research Fellowships

(Awarded by the Office of the Vice-President Research and International in March 2015)

Fellowships are open to all UBC faculty members, with tenure, who wish to devote full time to research and study in their field during a recognized study leave (sabbatical).

Junior Fellows

Purang Abolmaesumi, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Erin Baines, Liu Institute for Global Issues, Department of Political Science, and Institute for Gender, Race and Social Justice

Richard Carpiano, Sociology

Emma Cunliffe, Law

Steven Hallam, Microbiology and Immunology

Jennifer Jakobi, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, UBC Okanagan

Patrick Martone, Botany

Parisa Mehrkhodavandi, Chemistry

Vincent Wong, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Senior Fellows

Brett Gladman, Physics and Astronomy

Killam Faculty Research Prizes

(Awarded by the Office of the Vice-President Research and International in March 2015)

Up to ten prizes are awarded each year for excellence in research. Five prizes go to professors in the humanities and social sciences, and five to professors in the natural, applied and health sciences.

Arts, Junior Faculty

Christiane Hoppmann, Psychology

Christopher Lee, English

Arts, Senior Faculty

Kai Li, Commerce

Ralph Matthews, Sociology

Margaret Schabas, Philosophy

Science, Junior Faculty

Catharine Winstanley, Psychology

Science, Senior Faculty

Ian Mackenzie, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Fabio Rossi, Medical Genetics

Poul Sorenson, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Daniel Weary, Applied Animal Biology

Killam Teaching Prizes

(Awarded by the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic in May 2015)

Killam Teaching Prizes recognize faculty members with at least three years of teaching at UBC. Established University-wide, the prize is adjudicated within each of the twelve Faculties under procedures defined in the Faculty and approved by the Provost. Candidates may be nominated by colleagues, students, or alumni. The award recognizes distinguished teaching at any level or combination of levels: introductory, advanced, or graduate (including supervision).

Recipients (in alphabetical order by surname)

Kathryn Gretsinger, Journalism

Tiffany Potter, English

Catherine Rawn, Psychology

Anthony McCullagh, Dentistry

Michael Koehle, Kinesiology

Kim Zebehazy, Education and Counselling Psychology and Special Education

Renisa Mawani, Sociology

Riyad Abu-Laban, Emergency Medicine

Rose Hatala, General Internal Medicine

Karen Pinder, Cellular and Physiological Sciences

Peter Loewen, Pharmaceutical Sciences

Scott Sinclair, Accounting

Mona Berciu, Physics and Astronomy

Mark Jellinek, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Gregor Kiczales, Computer Science

Roland Stull, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships

(Awarded by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in March 2015)

The Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are awarded to distinguished scholars from Canada and around the world who have recently completed their doctorate degrees at a university other than UBC. The Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships provide support for two years with a stipend, travel allowance and medical benefits.

New Fellows (in alphabetical order by surname)

Kristin Brink, Dentistry

Daniel Karp, Resource Management and Environmental Studies

Brianne Kent, Neurology

Matthew Pennell, Zoology

Jorge Rosés Labrada, First Nations Languages Program

Renewed Fellows (in alphabetical order by surname)

Terry Boyle, Medicine

Elizabeth Gow, Forestry

Duncan Hewitt, Mathematics

Jessica Metcalfe, Anthropology

Nathaniel Sharp, Zoology

Stefanie Vogt, Microbiology

David Wachsmuth, Geography

Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prizes

(Awarded by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in March 2015)

The Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prizes are awarded annually to full-time postdoctoral fellows in recognition of outstanding research and scholarly contributions while at UBC.

Recipients (in alphabetical order by surname)

Kanna Hayashi, Medicine

Nia Lewis, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, UBC Okanagan

Killam Doctoral Fellowships

(Awarded by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies in September 2014)

The Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Doctoral Fellowships are the University of British Columbia’s most prestigious merit-based graduate fellowships and are awarded annually to the most outstanding doctoral degree candidates. The fellowships provide support for a maximum of two years with a stipend and travel allowance.

New Fellows (in alphabetical order by surname)

Alysha Baker, Psychology, UBC Okanagan

Raquel Baldwinson, English

Katharina Block, Psychology

Bradley Hackinen, Economics

Edward Haddon, Sociology

Catriona Hippman, Interdisciplinary Studies

Taylor Holland, Biology, UBC Okanagan

Asif Khowaja, Reproductive Sciences

Michael Lathuillière, Resource Management and Environmental Studies

Amir Hossein Masnadi Shirazi Nejad, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Nelia Miled, Educational Studies

Holli-Anne Passmore, Psychology, UBC Okanagan

Julien Richard Albert, Medical Genetics

Boaz Saffer, Psychology

Benjamin Scheifele, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Julia Ulehla, Music

Kun Wang, Sauder School of Business

Nicole Wilson, Resource Management and Environmental Studies

Alex C.Y. Yeung, Forestry

Renewed Fellows (in alphabetical order by surname)

Kaylee Byers, Interdisciplinary Studies

Ana Chara Serna, Forestry

Rowan Cockett, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences

Maude Côté-Landry, Classical Studies

Addison Desnoyer, Chemistry

Bita Imam, Rehabilitation Sciences

Anna Keefe, Language and Literacy Education

Miriam Matejova, Political Science

Ellen Stephenson, Psychology

Jeremy Stone, Urban Planning

Marc Tadaki, Geography

Francis Therrien, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mary Turri, Educational Psychology

David Twa, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Xian Wang, History

Anson Wong, Physics and Astronomy

Kai Kin Gary Yan, Mechanical Engineering

Bo Zhuang, Electrical and Computer Engineering

 

Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards

(Awarded by the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic in May 2015)

Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards recognize the valuable role that teaching assistants play in our undergraduate programs. Established University-wide, the prize is adjudicated within each of the twelve Faculties under procedures defined in the Faculty and approved by the Provost. The award recognizes skills, abilities and contributions that result in a high level of respect from undergraduate students and academic or course supervisors.

Recipients (in alphabetical order by surname)

Chad Atkins, Chemistry

Cindy Blois, Mathematics

Camila Casquilho Resende, Statistics

Nathaniel Furey, Forestry

Graham Hendra, Mechanical Engineering

Abbas Jessani, Dentistry

Vivienne Lam, Botany

Katherine Lyon, Sociology

Stephen Mattucci, Mechanical Engineering

Firas Moosvi, Physics and Astronomy

Eve Preus, English

Juan Serpa, Operations and Logistics

Christoph Sielmann, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Barbara Smith, Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education

Magdalena Wojda, Law

Megan Wong, Anthropology

Melanie Wong, Language and Literacy Education

The Killam Endowments, comprising of the Killam General Endowment, the Killam Memorial Salary Fund, and the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund for Advanced Studies, support programmes at the University of British Columbia for the most distinguished researchers at the doctoral, postdoctoral, and faculty levels. The various competitions held over the past year reflect the academic excellence of research and scholarship at UBC.

The Killam Endowments were established by Dorothy J. Killam in memory of her husband Izaak Walton Killam.

http://www.killamlaureates.ca/

 

Tuesday, 27 October 2015