UFAW Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Animal Welfare Science
UBC’s Professor David Fraser has received the Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Animal Welfare Science. His pioneering work on animal welfare has set the foundations for future research to come. Professor Fraser has also contributed to making the animal welfare science program at UBC internationally recognized as one of the best of its kind. [read more]
2014 UBC President’s Award for Staff
Samantha Turner of UBC’s Wine Research Centre has received a 2014 President’s Award for Staff, which recognizes outstanding achievement and excellence within the UBC community. [read more]
Killam Graduate Student Award
Soil Science MSc student Bryanna Thiel – teaching assistant for our Land, Food and Community II (LFS 350) course – was selected for a 2013/14 Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. UBC annually awards teaching prizes to 16 UBC Teaching Assistants in recognition of the valuable role they play in our undergraduate programs.
Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr. Becca Franks joined the UBC Animal Welfare Program as a Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellow in March. The UBC Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are provided annually to support advanced education and research. Recipients receive an annual stipend of $50,000 for a maximum of two years plus travel and research allowance of $4,000 over two years.
2014 Canadian Network for Innovation in Education Award
In May 2014, the SOILx project team led by Associate Professor Maja Krzic was awarded the 2014 Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE) Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Integration of Technology, in a Formal or Non-Formal Educational Program. The award was given for their cross-platform project, SOILx (soilx.ca), an interactive teaching and learning tool.
Stars in Global Health Grant
Human Nutrition PhD Candidate Kyly Whitfield and Professor Tim Green received a Grand Challenges Canada “Stars in Global Health” seed grant. The grant, worth $112,000, will fund their project on fortifying fish sauce in Cambodia with thiamin to raise levels in mother’s milk and prevent infantile beriberi.
Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships
Crystal Karakochuk, a PhD student in Human Nutrition, was awarded a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship. The Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships program attracts and retains world-class doctoral students and helps establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. The scholarship is worth $150,000, paid over three years. Crystal is investigating integrated nutrition and agriculture programs in Cambodia and their impact on poverty, food security, and nutrition.
Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Doctoral Research Award
Kyly Whitfield, a PhD candidate in Human Nutrition, received a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Doctoral Research Award as part of the Frederick Banting and Charles Best Canada Graduate Scholarships doctoral program. The award, valued at $105,000 over three years, is intended to provide special recognition and support to students who are pursuing a doctoral degree in a health related field in Canada. Whitfield’s doctoral project aims to decrease the level of thiamin deficiency among Cambodian women of childbearing age as a means of improving the health of Cambodian infants.