Rick Hansen Man In Motion Fellowship


Part of Spring Graduate Awards Competition - for deadline, check with graduate program for Spring Graduate Awards deadline

Annual Value



Permanent Resident

Degree Level


The Rick Hansen “Man in Motion” Fellowships are made available by the University of British Columbia to honour the incredible determination and many personal achievements of Rick Hansen, Bachelor (Physical Education), 1986 and Doctor of Laws, honoris causa. His two-year world tour, Man in Motion, completed in 1987, changed public attitudes and the prospects for people with disabilities. Two fellowships, each valued at $16,000 per year, are awarded each year.



The competition is open to students with a physical disability. The definition of disability is outlined in UBC Policy LR7, Academic Accommodation of Students with Disabilities, as well as by UBC Centre for Accessibility. Applicants may or may not be UBC graduate students at the time of application – the competition is open to both incoming and continuing graduate students. However, awardees must be enrolled as full-time graduate students at UBC for the academic year during which the award is active and registered with UBC Centre for Accessibility in order to receive a Rick Hansen Fellowship through this competition.

Application Procedures

Starting with spring 2015, this fellowship is part of the Spring Graduate Awards Competition.


Read tips on applying, reference letters, statement of interest, reaching out to prospective supervisors, interviews and more in our Application Guide!