Awards & Honours

Kathy Martin Elected President of the American Ornithological Society
Kathy Martin has been elected President of the American Ornithological Society, serving from 2018 to 2020.


Bruce Larson Appointed to the Forest Practices Board
Congratulations to UBC Forestry professor Bruce Larson for being appointed to the Forest Practices Board, who will be serving as vice-chair.


Cole Burton named Canada Research Chair in Terrestrial Mammal Conservation
UBC professor Cole Burton has been appointed as a Canada Research Chair in Terrestrial Mammal Conservation.


Congratulations Shannon Hagerman on being awarded the Killam Teaching Prize for 2017
Shannon Hagerman has been awarded the Killam Teaching Prize for the 2017/18 academic year.


Sally Aitken named as 2018 recipient of the Genome BC Award for Scientific Excellence
Sally Aitken has been named this year’s recipient of the Genome BC Award for Scientific Excellence by LifeSciences BC.


Congratulations to John Innes for being elected as a Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry
Congratulations to John Innes who was elected an International Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry.


Congratulations to Yousry El-Kassaby for receiving the 2017 Canadian Forestry Scientific Achievement Award
Yousry El-Kassaby has been selected by the Canadian Institute of Forestry as the 2017 recipient of the Canadian Forestry Scientific Achievement Award.


Congratulations to Sally Aitken for being named as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
Sally Aitken has been named a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in the Life Science Division. This award recognizes Canadian scholars, artists, and scientists, peer-elected as the best in their field.


Sally Aitken receives Genome Canada and Genome BC funding
Dr. Sally Aitken is leading a team that will use genomics to test the ability of trees from different populations to resist heat, cold, drought and disease, and identify the genes and genetic variation involved in climate adaptation.


Scott Hinch receives NSERC Strategic Grant
Scott Hinch was awarded a NSERC Strategic grant totaling $590,000 for research into the effects of injury , pathogens, and climate warming on migration and spawning success of Pacific salmon that have escaped from fishing gear. Partner organizations include the Canadian Dept. Fisheries and Oceans, Pacific Salmon Commission, and Pacific Salmon Foundation.