UBC is committed at the highest level to recognizing the accomplishments of its outstanding researchers, both through an internal recognition program and by encouraging quality applications to prestigious external awards and prizes.
These duties are maintained by the Faculty Research Awards Committee and the President's Advisory Committee - Major Awards, respectively. If you have inquiries about either of these committees, please contact the Faculty Awards Coordinator at (604) 822-6010.
Faculty Research Awards Committee
The Faculty Research Awards Committee is composed of UBC faculty members who adjudicate internal awards and prizes that recognize excellence in research by UBC faculty members in a variety of disciplines.
Based on the recommendations of this committee, the Vice President Research & International decides the winner of each internal award. Two subcommittees consider applications and nominations for scholarly activity in the arts and humanities, and the sciences and applied sciences, respectively.
The 14-member committee is comprised of a non-voting chair (appointed by the Vice-President Research & International) and members on each subcommittee representing the arts and humanities, business, and the sciences and applied sciences. Members serve a three-year term.
|Carrier, Brenda (ex officio)||VP Research & International Office||(Coordinator)|
|Ercikan, Kadriye||Educational & Counselling Psychology, Special Education||Arts, Humanities, Education, Business|
|Harrison, Kathryn||Political Science||Arts, Humanites, Education, Business|
|Knight, Thomas||Sauder School of Business||Arts, Humanites, Education, Business|
|Kruk, Edward||School of Social Work||Arts, Humanities, Education, Business|
|McIlroy, Brian||Theatre & Film||Arts, Humanities, Education, Business|
|Menzies, Charles||Anthropology||Arts, Humanities, Education, Business|
|Davies, Hugh||School of Population & Public Health||Applied Science, Science, Medicine|
|Eltis, Lindsay||Microbiology & Immunology||Applied Science, Science, Medicine|
|Fraser, Ailana||Mathematics||Applied Science, Science, Medicine|
|Li, Loretta||Civil Engineering||Applied Science, Science, Medicine|
|Turrell, Brian||Physics & Astronomy||Applied Science, Science, Medicine|
|Wang, Jane||Electrical & Computer Engineering||Applied Science, Science, Medicine|
President’s Advisory Committee - Major Awards
The President’s Advisory Committee – Major Awards provides advice to the President regarding nominations for major external research awards - such as the Killam, Gairdner, Sloan, Trudeau Foundation, Steacie and other major Canadian and international prizes - and to improve the success of UBC faculty members in these competitions.
The Committee reports to the President and Vice-Chancellor. The Chair is appointed by the Vice-President Research & International. A representative from each faculty is appointed by the appropriate Dean, and one representative is selected by the Association of Emeriti Professors.
Visit the President's Office website to view meeting minutes for this committee.
|Dr Aslam Anis||Professor, Medicine|
|Ms Brenda Carrier||Faculty Awards Coordinator, VP Research & International Office (Secretary)|
|Dr Darren Dahl||Senior Associate Dean, Faculty & Research, Sauder School of Business|
|Dr Brian Rodrigues||Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences|
|Dr Judith Hall||Professor Emerita, Medicine|
|Dr Natasha Affolder||Associate Professor and Associate Dean Research and International, Law|
|Dr David Kitts||Professor, Associate Dean Research, Land and Food Systems|
|Dr Darrin Lehman||Professor, Arts (Chair)|
|Dr Gail Murphy||Professor and Associate Dean of Research, Science|
|Dr James Olson||Professor and Associate Dean of Research, Applied Science|
|Dr Cindy Prescott||Professor and Associate Dean Graduate Studies & Research, Forestry|
|Dr Edward Putnins||Professor and Associate Dean of Research & Graduate/Post-Graduate Studies, Dentistry|
|Dr Michael Richards||Professor and Associate Dean of Research, Arts|
|Dr Linda Siegel||Professor, Education|