Awards & Honours

Congratulations Dr Aimee Houde on receiving the Alice Wilson Award
The Alice Wilson Award is given each year to four women of outstanding academic qualifications entering a career in research at the post-doctoral level. Dr Aimee Houde (PDF, Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences) was a recipient for the Academy of Science, selected by disciplinary Fellows of the Society.


Linneborn Prize 2016 Awarded to Prof Jack Saddler
The EUBCE 2016 is proud to announce this year’s winner of the Linnerborn Prize 2016 – Dr. John (Jack) Saddler, Professor of Forest Products Biotechnology/Bioenergy and former Dean, Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia. “Professor Saddler is a pioneer and innovator into why pretreatment, fractionation and enzyme hydrolysis have to be optimised […]


Congratulations to Kathy Martin on being awarded the Ian McTaggart-Cowan Lifetime Achievement Award
The Wildlife Society, Canadian Section has awarded Kathy Martin the Ian McTaggart-Cowan Lifetime Achievement Award. This award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the understanding, conservation, and/or management of wildlife in Canada over their career. It is only the second time the society has given the award to one of their own. Kathy will receive the award at their annual meeting in Newfoundland in July.


Congratulations to Ken Day on being awarded the Williams Lake City’s Certificate of Merit
Alex Fraser Research Forest manager Ken Day was awarded the Williams Lake City’s Certificate of Merit on April 12, 2016.


Congratulations to Wei-Yew Chang & Chris Gaston on being awarded the Forestry Economics Prize
Oxford Journal’s ‘Forestry - International Journal of Forest Research’ has recently announced that Wei-Yew Chang (Postdoctoral fellow), and Chris Gaston were honored for their paper.


Congratulations Nicholas Coops on being awarded the Killam Teaching Prize for 2015
Nicholas Coops has been awarded the Killam Teaching Prize for the 2015/16 academic year. Established university-wide, the Killam Teaching Prizes are awarded annually to faculty members in recognition of excellence in teaching. This award recognizes Nicholas’ strong commitment to teaching and reflects his abilities to interest and engage students both inside and outside of the classroom.


Congratulations to Maja Krzic recipient of the 3M National Teaching Fellowship
Congratulations to Dr Maja Krzic who was selected one of the ten 2016 recipients of the 3M National Teaching Fellowship. This award is the only pan-Canadian, cross-disciplinary recognition of educational leadership and excellence in university teaching.


Congratulations Shawn Mansfield on being awarded a 2015 UBC Killam Research Prize
Shawn Mansfield has been honoured with a 2015 Killam Research Prize (senior category). This peer-nominated prize recognizes outstanding research and scholar contributions. It’s selected by UBC’s Faculty Research Award Committee, which spans arts and humanities, business, education, applied science, science and medicine.


Congratulations to Jack Saddler recipient of the Green Fuels Industry Award 2015
The award is presented to an individual for outstanding dedication to the advancement of renewable fuels in Canada. Dr. Saddler is a world leader in the conversion of forest residues into liquid fuels and chemicals. He sees the opportunity in Canada for biofuel and biorefinery technologies to bring about major changes to our sustainable energy future.


Scott Hinch named ‘Fellow of the Society’ by AFS
At the 145th annual general meeting of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) in Portland Oregon in August 2015, Scott Hinch was named as a ‘Fellow of the Society’. Less than 8 other Canadians have received this honour (FYI – Hinch is the youngest!). Fellows of the Society have made outstanding or meritorious contributions to efforts in […]