Faculty Research Award Winners 2021

June 30, 2022

RECIPIENTS OF UBC'S 2021 FACULTY RESEARCH AWARDS

UBC is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 Faculty Research Awards. 

collage of winners

The Faculty Research Awards recognize the research excellence and scholarly achievements of faculty from across all disciplines, ranging from medicine and applied and natural sciences to arts, social sciences and humanities. Recipients span from early career researchers to senior members of faculty.

Winners were selected by UBC’s Faculty Research Award Committee.

The Office of the VP, Research and Innovation will be hosting a reception on June 3, 2022 to acknowledge the achievements of our researchers.

Congratulations to all recipients!


JACOB BIELY RESEARCH PRIZE

UBC's premier award for research 


UBC KILLAM ACCELERATOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

Supporting early-career researchers ready to launch the next stage of their careers

  • Russ Algar, Chemistry (Science) UBC Vancouver
  • Efrat Arbel, Peter A. Allard School of Law (Law) UBC Vancouver
  • Gwynn Elfring, Mechanical Engineering (Applied Science) UBC Vancouver
  • Sabrina Leslie, Michael Smith Laboratories & Physics and Astronomy (Science) UBC Vancouver
  • Megan Smith, Creative Studies, Media Studies (Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies) UBC Okanagan
  • Camilla Speller, Anthropology (Arts) UBC Vancouver

UBC KILLAM RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

Enabling faculty to pursue full-time research during a recognized study leave

Junior Category:

Senior Category:

Note:  award categories are based on years since PhD.


UBC KILLAM RESEARCH PRIZES

Recognizing outstanding research and scholarly contributions

ARTS & HUMANITIES:

Senior Category:

  • Karl Aquino, Marketing and Behavioural Science Division (Sauder School of Business) UBC Vancouver
  • Bruce Miller, Anthropology (Arts) UBC Vancouver
  • David Tindall, Sociology (Arts) UBC Vancouver

Junior Category:

APPLIED SCIENCE, MEDICINE, SCIENCES:

Senior Category:

Junior Category:

Note: award categories and adjudication based on years since PhD and main source of Tri-Agency research funding


CHARLES A. MCDOWELL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH

Recognizing demonstrated excellence in pure or applied scientific research by a young faculty member


PRESIDENT’S AWARD FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION THROUGH MEDIA

Celebrating active and creative sharing of research expertise through news media

  • Anna Blakney, Michael Smith Laboratories & School of Biomedical Engineering (Applied Science & Medicine) UBC Vancouver

SAM BLACK AWARD FOR EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS

Recognizing faculty who have made outstanding contributions to (and performances in) art, music, creative writing, theatre or film


Award recipients are selected by UBC’s Faculty Research Award Committee. 

Award Category

  • Prizes, Awards or Honours Recipient

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