Community News July 2021

Congratulations to the 2021/22 Killam Doctoral Scholarship Recipients

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. Read more about the Killam Trusts and this year's recipients. 

UBC Medicine responds to TRC’s Calls to Action

UBC Medicine's response entitled Reckoning with the Truth, Working Together for a Better Future, serves as a dynamic, living plan to reckon with a past that continues to exert its influence today, and to find a way forward, working collaboratively with Indigenous peoples, nations and communities to a better future. The faculty apologizes for its contributions to past and present harms to Indigenous peoples arising from Canada’s ongoing colonial history. Read more about this response and learn how UBC Medicine is developing future leaders and playing its part in a cultural shift for the better in the health care sector. 

Climate activists Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis join UBC

World-renowned climate activists and journalists Naomi Klein and Avi Lewis are joining the faculty at the University of British Columbia’s department of geography.

“We are thrilled to welcome Naomi and Avi to UBC to advance the urgent social, political, and economic changes necessary to address the climate crisis,” says Dr. Gage Averill, dean of UBC’s faculty of arts. “This is a critical moment for the future of our planet and we are committed to highlighting climate justice in all of our priorities.” Read more.