Do you know an outstanding teacher? Nominate him or her for an Award for Teaching Excellence and Innovation!

The purpose of the award is to acknowledge teaching excellence and innovation at UBC’s Okanagan campus. The successful award winner(s) will be exemplary role models who have and will continue to have significant impact on the culture of teaching and learning.

The awards will be presented during the annual Teaching Awards Reception and the recipients will be honoured formally at Convocation.

Awards Terms 2017/2018

Intent to Nominate (fillable)

Nomination Form (fillable)

Summary Teaching Excellence and Innovation Award Recipients


The Killam Scholarship and Prize Programmes were stablished in 1965 through the generous benefaction of Izaak Walton Killam and Dorothy J. Killam, with the aim to support advanced education and research at five Canadian universities and the Canada Council for the Arts. As one of the six Killam institutions, UBC offers an annual Killam Teaching Prize to faculty in recognition of excellence in teaching.

Nominees will have already received prior award(s) in recognition of teaching excellence and/or innovation, and must be nominated by their Department Head, or equivalent.

In addition to this recognition, the teaching prize recipient will receive in the fall an invitation to a ceremony and reception with the Killam Trustees, members of the Killam family, and other Killam scholars at UBC.

The teaching awards will be presented during the Annual Teaching Awards Reception and the recipients will be honoured favourably at Convocation.

Award Terms 2017/2018

Intent to Nominate (fillable)

Nomination Form 2017/2018

Summary Killam Teaching Prize Recipients


This award seeks to recognize exceptional undergraduate and graduate student teaching assistants and tutors for their contributions to academic life at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Each year up to six awards consisting of a $500 cash prize and a certificate of recognition will be awarded.

For additional information please see the Centre for Teaching and Learning


The 3M National Teaching Fellowship is one of Canada’s most prestigious awards in recognition of teaching excellence and educational leadership. The fellowship is open to any individual currently teaching at a Canadian university regardless of discipline, level or term of appointment.

Nominations for the fellowship occur each summer and are triggered by a call for nominations. Normally, the Office of the Provost receives the call for nominations in early July from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE). The deadline for submission of the completed nomination package to STLHE is usually at the end of August (with some variability in the dates each year). The Centre for Teaching and Learning can provide assistance in preparation of the nomination package. Please see for more information about the fellowship and particulars on how to compile a nomination package.

Nomination packages are to be provided to the Provost prior to submission to STLHE. Internal deadlines for review by the Provost Office are set each year in a separate memo to the campus community.