UBC Okanagan has many outstanding educators who deserve to be recognized and celebrated. Our department provides nomination support and review for teaching awards.

CTL-led Awards

Teaching Fellows

Every academic year UBC Okanagan recognizes 10 faculty members with outstanding teaching, scholarship, and educational leadership activities who contribute broadly to the teaching and learning mission on campus.

Thank a Prof or Teaching Assistant

When you have had an instructor, professor or teaching assistant who has made a positive impact on you as a student, complete our online form to show them your appreciation. Your identity will remain anonymous.

Additional Awards

Killam Teaching Prize

Established through the generous benefaction of Izaak Walton Killam and Dorothy J. Killam, the Killam Teaching Prize recognizes excellence in teaching.

Outstanding Instructors Award

Recognizes exemplary instructors within each Faculty for their teaching over the past three years, with emphasis on the most recent academic year.

Provost Award for Teaching Assistants & Tutors

Celebrates the exemplary contributions of students in their teaching support roles.

Teaching Excellence and Innovation Award

Acknowledges and celebrates teaching excellence and innovation at UBC Okanagan for exemplary role models who have a significant impact on the culture of teaching and learning.

3M National Teaching Fellowship

One of Canada’s most prestigious awards in teaching excellence and educational leadership, for individuals currently teaching regardless of discipline, level or term of appointment.

West Cost Teaching Excellence Award

Honours a proven commitment to student engagement and learning, and dedication to intentional teaching practices and improvements, including implementing Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.