UBC Award Winners

UBC researchers have won countless awards, fellowships and prizes for their meaningful contributions to society. ORPA maintains the list below to showcase and celebrate UBC successes.

Please kindly contact research.prizes@ubc.ca to add missing prizes or names so we can celebrate even more of our award winners.

Award Award Winner(s) Award Year Read More
Canada Gairdner Awards Pieter Cullis (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) 2022
Order of Canada Paul Joseph Dubord, O.C. (Ophthalmology, Emeritus)
Donald Arthur Enarson, O.C. (deceased) (Former faculty member, Medicine)
Granger Richard Avery, C.M. (Family Practice)
Eva-Marie Kröller, C.M. (English Language and Literatures, Emerita)
Martin T. Schechter, C.M. (School of Population and Public Health)
2022
Royal Society of Canada Fellows Barbara Arneil (Political Science)
Jiahua Chen (Statistics) 
Villy Christensen (Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries)
Nicholas Coops (Forest Resources Management)
Marcel Franz (Physics & Astronomy)
Kai Li (Sauder School of Business)
Steven Miller (Pediatrics / BC Children's Hospital)
Fabio Rossi (School of Biomedical Engineering / Medical Genetics)
Margaret Schabas (Philosophy)
Sunera Thobani (Asian Studies)
2022
Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists Kimberley Brownlee (Philosophy)
Eric Li (Management)
Christoph Ortner (Mathematics)
2022
Order of British Columbia Nadine Caron (Medicine) 2022
GG Innovation Awards Pieter Cullis (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) 2022
Simons Fellows in Mathematics Ailana Fraser (Mathematics) 2022
VinFuture Prize Pieter Cullis (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) 2022
Schmidt Science Polymaths Sudip Shekhar (Electrical and Computer Engineering) 2022
Guggenheim Fellowships Karen Bakker (Geography) 2022
AAAS Fellowship Shawn Mansfield (Forestry) 2021
Arthur B. McDonald Fellowships Emily Cranston (Wood Science, Chemical & Biological Engineering) [Former award name E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship] 2021
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Yang-Yang Zhou (Political Science) 2021
Order of Canada Pieter Cullis, O.C. (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology)
Connie Eaves, O.C. (Medical Genetics / School of Biomedical Engineering and distinguished scientist at the BC Cancer's Terry Fox Laboratory)
Donald McKenzie, O.C. (Kinesiology, Emeritus)
Walter Hardy, C.M. (Physics & Astronomy, Emeritus)
Curtis A. Suttle, C.M. (Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences)
Peter Zandstra, C.M. (School of Biomedical Engineering / Michael Smith Laboratories)
2021
Royal Society of Canada Fellows Alejandro Adem (Mathematics)
Jeannette Armstrong (Community, Culture and Global Studies)
Curtis Berlinguette (Chemistry / Chemical and Biological Engineering)
Isabel Grant (Peter A. Allard School of Law)
Stephen Guy-Bray (English Language and Literatures)
C.W. (Toph) Marshall (Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies)
Raymond Ng (Computer Science)
Roger Wilson (Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies)
Alison Wylie (Philosophy)
2021
SSHRC Impact Awards Rashid Sumaila, Partnership Award (Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries / School of Public Policy and Global Affairs) 2021
Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellowship Teresa Liu-Ambrose (Physical Therapy)
Gina Ogilvie (School of Population and Public Health)
Anita Palepu (Department of Medicine)
2021
Sloan Research Fellowships Ben Matthews (Zoology) 2021
Arthur B. McDonald Fellowships Mary O'Connor (Zoology) [Former award name E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship]
William Cheung (Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries) [Former award name E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship]
2020
CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars Alannah Hallas (Physics & Astronomy) 2020
Volvo Environment Prize Claire Kremen (Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, Zoology) 2020
Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellowship Lori Brotto (Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Women’s Health Research Institute)
Stirling Bryan (School of Population and Public Health)
Allison Eddy (Pediatrics, BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital)
Markus Haapasalo (Dentistry)
David Huntsman (Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, BC Cancer Research Centre)
Raymond W. Lam (Psychiatry, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute)
Joy Richman (Dentistry, BC Children's Hospital)
Lakshmi N. Yatham (Psychiatry, Vancouver Coastal and Providence Health Care Authorities)
Peter Zandstra (Biomedical Engineering, Michael Smith Laboratories)
2020
Order of Canada Joseph Michael Connors, C.M. (Medicine)
David P. Wilkinson, C.M. (Chemical and Biological Engineering)
Roger Wong, C.M. (Medicine)
B. Lynn Beattie, C.M. (Medicine)
Izak Benbasat, C.M.  (Sauder School of Business)
Priscilla Edson Greenwood, C.M. (Statistics)
Stanley Hamilton, C.M. (Sauder School of Business)
John H. McNeill, C.M. (Pharmaceutical Sciences) 
2020
Order of Canada Helen M. Burt, O.C. (Associate Vice-President, Research & Innovation; Pharmaceutical Sciences)
Daniel Heath Justice, O.C. (First Nations and Indigenous Studies)
John Borrows, O.C. (Professor at the University of Victoria, former Associate Professor and First Nations Legal Studies Director (since renamed Indigenous Legal Studies) at UBC's Allard School of Law)
The Honourable Lynn Smith, O.C., Q.C. (Former Dean of Allard School of Law)
Robert Krell, C.M. (Psychiatry)
2020
Weaver-Tremblay Award Bruce Granville Miller (Anthropology) 2020
Royal Society of Canada Fellows Jinhua Chen (Asian Studies)
Mark Halpern (Physics & Astronomy)
Scott Hinch (Forest & Conservation Sciences)
Ara Norenzayan (Psychology)
Leonie Sandercock (School of Community and Regional Planning)
Alla Sheffer (Computer Science)
Amanda Vincent (Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries
2020
Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists Abbas S. Milani (School of Engineering / Materials and Manufacturing Research Institute)
Catharine Winstanley (Psychology)
2020
Indianapolis Prize Amanda Vincent (Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries) 2020
Brockhouse Canada Prize for Interdisciplinary Research in Science and Engineering Allan Bertram (Chemistry) 2020
Guggenheim Fellowships Shaylih Muehlmann (Anthropology)
Shannon Walsh (Theatre and Film)
2020
WiSTEM2D Scholars Award Carolina Tropini (Microbiology and Immunology) 2020
Canada Gairdner Awards Connie Eaves (Medical Genetics and School of Biomedical Engineering) 2019
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Laureate Connie Eaves (Medical Genetics and School of Biomedical Engineering) 2019
Order of Canada Arthur J. Ray, O.C (History, Emeritus)
Peter Suedfeld, O.C (Psychology)
Raymond J. Cole, C.M. (School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, Emeritus)
2019
Northern Science Award Julie Cruikshank (Anthropology) 2019
Royal Society of Canada Fellows Susanna Braund (Classical, Near Eastern & Religious Studies)
David Huntsman (Pathology & Laboratory Medicine)
Patricia Schulte (Zoology)
Poul Sorensen (Pathology & Laboratory Medicine)
Rashid Sumaila (Institute for Oceans & Fisheries)
Michael Whitlock (Zoology)
Juncheng Wei (Mathematics)
2019
Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists Vanessa Andreotti (Educational Studies)
Lukas Chrostowski (Electrical & Computer Engineering)
2019
Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellowship Annette Browne (Nursing)
Kenneth Craig (Psychology)
Linda Li (Physical Therapy)
2019
Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellowship Karen Gelmon (Medical Oncology)
Dermot Kelleher (Medicine)
Timothy Kieffer (Cellular & Physiological Sciences)
Larry Lynd (Pharmaceutical Sciences)
Heather McKay (Family Practice)
Yuzhuo Wang (Urologic Sciences)
2018
Timothy R. Parsons Medal Andrew Trites (Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries) 2018
NRC Killam Prize Janet Werker (Social Sciences) [Prize awarded by Canada Council] 2018
AAAS Fellowship Sarah Gergel (Forestry) 
Eric Eich  (Psychology)
2018
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Laureate Brett Finlay (Microbiology & Immunology) 2018
Order of Canada Jo-ann Archibald, O.C. (Educational Studies)  
Robert Hindmarch, C.M. (School of Kinesiology, Emeritus)
Bruce McManus, C.M. (Pathology and Laboratory Medicine)
Veronica Jane Strong-Boag, C.M (Educational Studies, Emerita)
Mark Thompson, C.M. (Sauder School of Business, Emeritus)
2018
Breakthrough Prize Gary Hinshaw (Physics and Astronomy), Fundamental Physics 2018
Royal Society of Canada Fellows Uri Ascher (Computer Science)
Andrea Damascelli (Physics & Astronomy)
Shoukat Dedhar (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology)
Peter Dauvergne (Political Science)
Bryan Gick (Linguistics)
Daniel Justice (First Nations and Indigenous Studies)
Shawn Mansfield (Wood Science)
Christopher Overall (Oral Biological and Medical Sciences)
Thomas Oxland (Mechanical Engineering/Orthopaedics)
2018
CSSHE Research and Scholarship Award Amy Metcalfe (Educational Studies) 2018
Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists Lori Brotto (Obstetrics & Gynaecology)
Ayesha Chaudhry (Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice)
William Cheung (Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries)
Kiley Hamlin (Psychology)
Teresa Liu-Ambrose (Physical Therapy)
2018
CMS Research Prizes Gordon Slade, Jeffery-Williams Prize (Mathematics) 2018
Sir John William Dawson Medal Daniel Pauly (Institute for Oceans & Fisheries) 2017
SSHRC Impact Awards Karen Bakker, Connection Award (Geography) 2017
Guggenheim Fellowships Bryan Gick (Linguistics) 2017
Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Laureate Michael Hayden (Medical Genetics) 2017
NRC Killam Prize Julio Montaner (Health Sciences) [Prize awarded by Canada Council] 2017
Sloan Research Fellowships Russ Algar (Chemistry)
Mark Schmidt (Computer Science)
2017
Order of Canada Michael Anthony Church, O.C. (Geography, Emeritus)
Anne Martin-Matthews, O.C. (Sociology)
Janet Werker, O.C. (Psychology)
Martin Gleave, C.M. (Urological Sciences)
Judy Illes, C.M. (Neurology)
2017
Volvo Environment Prize Rashid Sumaila (Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries) 2017
Royal Society (UK) Fellowships Gordon Slade (Mathematics) 2017
Rutherford Memorial Medals Ingrid Stairs (Physics & Astronomy), Physics 2017
Synergy Awards for Innovation Guy Dumont (Electrical and Computer Engineering) 2017
Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists George Belliveau (Language & Literacy Education)
Kai Chan (Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability)
Christina Laffin (Asian Studies)
Joanna McGrenere (Computer Science)
Christian Steidl (Pathology & Laboratory Medicine)
Zhen (Jane) Wang (Electrical & Computer Engineering) 
2017
Paul Mellon Mid-Career Fellowships Joseph Monteyne (Art History, Visual Art & Theory) 2016
SSHRC Impact Awards Janet Werker, Gold Medal (Psychology) 2015
Prix Galien Canada Research Award Brett Finlay (Michael Smith Laboratories, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Microbiology and Immunology) 2014

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