Awards and Funding

Aspire Learning and  Teaching Fund (ALTFund)

2016-17 ALT Fund Recipients

Teaching Excellence and Innovation Award

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

The purpose of these awards is to acknowledge teaching innovation and excellence at UBC’s Okanagan campus.

The awards will be presented during the annual Teaching Awards Reception and the recipients will be honoured formally at Convocation. Please see the Award Terms below, revised from previous years, for further details.


Award Documentation

Important Dates

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Procedure Date
Nominations Close: Notification of Intent to Nominate Form due at nominee’s Dean’s Office January 6
Dean advises nominees of their nomination January 20
Nominee submits teaching dossier & CV to their Dean February 17
Nominator submits the nomination form and supporting documents to the nominee’s Dean February 17
Dean’s office submits compiled nomination packages to Office of the Provost March 3
Presentation of Award at Teaching Awards Reception May
Recognition of award recipient at Convocation June

Award of Excellence for Teaching Assistants & Tutors

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

3M National Teaching Fellowship

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.