Awards & Honours

Congratulations to Ira Sutherland for being awarded a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship
Twenty-one doctoral students at UBC have received a Vanier Canada Graduate Fellowship, and nine postdoctoral fellows have received a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship.


Congratulations to Kahlil Baker for Receiving Governor General of Canada Award
In a private ceremony on 5 November 2018 at Rideau Hall, in Ottawa, the four co-founders of the non-profit organization Taking Root were presented with the Meritorious Service Cross from the Right Honourable Julie Payette, the Governor General of Canada.


Congratulations to Maja Krzic for being awarded the Award for Excellence in Open Education
Congratulations to Maja Krzic on being the 8th recipient of the Award for Excellence in Open Education. Dr. Maja Krzic’s leadership has been instrumental in transforming provincial, national, and international post-secondary soil science education by establishing the Virtual Soil Science Learning Resources (VSSLR) group with 30 Canadian soil scientists, media developers, students, and educators focused on developing […]


Congratulations to Kasmira Cockerill
Congratulations to Kasmira Cockerill for winning best student presentation at the North American Congress for Conservation Biology based on her research paper co-authored with Dr. Shannon Hagerman, Supervisor.


Congratulations to Shawn Mansfield for being named as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
Shawn Mansfield 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.


Chiara Longhi Recipient of the 2018 President’s Service Award for Excellence
Chiara Longhi, Director of Student Services, for being selected for this year’s UBC President’s Service Award for Excellence.


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.