Research Awards

Researcher of the Year Award

Award for Excellence in Research and/or Creative Scholarly Activity

The Researcher of the Year (RoY) awards were established in 2009 to recognize and celebrate excellence in research and creative scholarly activity at UBC Okanagan. The Researcher of the Year event brings the campus research community together and provides opportunities for faculty, staff and senior administrators to celebrate research excellence.

There are three faculty categories:

  • Health
  • Social Sciences & Humanities
  • Natural Sciences & Engineering

Faculty, deans, unit heads, alumni and students are invited to submit nominations.

Please see the Award Terms and Criteria below for further details.  

Award Terms and Criteria

Notice of Nomination

Full Nomination Form 

Procedure

Notice of Nomination & CV submitted to the dean (Friday, December 4, 2020)

Deans submit their choice of applicants to ORS (Due NOON, Wednesday, January 6, 2021)

Faculty informed of successful nominations from ORS (Thursday, January 7, 2021)

Full Nomination Package electronically submitted to ORS (Due 4pm, Monday, January 25, 2021)

Award presentation May 2021

NOTE: Successful awardees will be required to be available during the month of March for filming and must also be available to attend the award presentation in May.

Student Researcher of the Year Award

Do you know an outstanding graduate student researcher? Nominate them for a UBC Okanagan Award for Student Excellence in Research and/or Creative Scholarly Activity. UBC Okanagan recognizes students who have made a significant contribution to research during their time at the University. 

This award is given to a Master’s level student and a PhD level student.

Faculty, deans, unit heads, alumni and students are invited to submit nominations.

Please see the Award Terms and Criteria below for further details.  

Award Term and Criteria

Student Nomination Form

Procedure                                                                                           

Nominator submits Nomination Letter to the dean  (Friday, December 4, 2020)

Nominator submits Full Nomination package to the Dean (Friday, January 8, 2021)

Dean submits Full Nomination packages electronically to ORS  (Due 4pm, Monday, January 25, 2021 )

Award presentation May 2021

NOTE: Successful awardees will be required to be available during the month of March for filming and must also be available to attend the award presentation in May.


Public Education Through Media Award

This award has been discontinued. 

View previous Award Recipients