Community Engagement and Service Awards
As part of our ongoing efforts to recognize contributions and excellence in a variety of areas, FCCS has established awards for members of the FCCS community. These awards present FCCS the opportunity to express gratitude for the contributions that advance our mission and the objectives of our strategic plan and to shine the spotlight on those contributions.
Community Engagement Award recognizes excellence in community engagement within the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS). Community engagement is defined, in the context of this award, as an activity or activities that make a significant and positive impact on communities beyond the University.
Service Award recognizes excellence in service within the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS). Service is defined, in the context of this award, as significant and positive contribution to the work of a department, the Faculty, and/or the University.
Community engagement and service AWARD RECIPIENTS
Michael V. Smith (2017-2018)
Denise Kenney (2016-2017)
Myron Campbell (2015-2016)
Nancy Holmes (2014-2015)
Michael Treschow (2016-2017)
Marianne Legault (2015-2016)
Wendy Mohns (2014-2015)
Teaching Excellence and Innovation Awards
FCCS values teaching excellence as a fundamental pillar of its mandate. We pursue various initiatives that build on the distinguished record of instruction that our faculty members have garnered over the years and that ensure that our students have the highest quality of learning in our courses and across our programs.
These awards are designed to recognize faculty members for teaching approaches that develop experiential learning, interdisciplinarity, internationalization, undergraduate research and scholarship.
FCCS FACULTY AWARD RECIPIENTS
Claude Desmarais (2017-2018)
Myron Campbell ( 2016-2017)
Briar Craig (2015-2016)
Ramine Adl, Claude Desmarais, Alwyn Spies (2014-2015)
Shirley McDonald (2017-2018)
Shona Harrison (2016-2017)
Shirley McDonald (2015-2016)
Myron Campbell, Melissa Jacques (2014-2015)
UBC Teaching Honour Roll Recipients
Each year, UBC’s Okanagan campus recognizes outstanding professors with the Teaching Honour Roll.
FCCS Faculty Award Recipients
- Briar Craig
- Greg Garrard
- Lisa Grekul
- Allison Hargreaves
- Marie Loughlin
- Stephanie Tolman
- Grisel Garcia-Perez
- Allison Hargreaves
- Carolina Restrepo
Jennifer Gustar is an Associate Professor of English, she teaches courses in feminist research and theory, contemporary fiction, South Asian fiction, British modernism, and cultural studies. Dr. Gustar seeks to enrich her students’ lives through literature, arguing that literary studies provides the “gift” of critical reflection on one’s life and experiences.
“Teaching allows me the opportunity to communicate the themes of my research and to engage, and be engaged by, my students.”
FCCS 2018 Awards
The faculty in FCCS are dedicated to community building and are recognized by their colleagues and students for their a high level of scholarship of teaching and learning. We are proud to present our faculty with awards that highlight their efforts each year.
The 2018 award recipients were Michael V. Smith (Community Engagement), Shirley McDonald (Teaching Excellence), and Claude Desmarais (Teaching Innovation).
FCCS 2017 Awards
Each year the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies puts a call out for nominations for teaching excellence and innovation, community engagement and service awards. The faculty in FCCS are some of the best on the UBC Okanagan campus, therefore it is no surprise that we were flooded with a number of nominations for faculty in each category.
The 2017 award recipients were Shona Harrison (Teaching Excellence), Denise Kenney (Community Engagement), Michael Treschow (Service) and Myron Campbell (Teaching Innovation).
FCCS 2016 Awards
These FCCS recognition awards present our Faculty with yet another opportunity to express gratitude for the contributions that advance our mission and the objectives of our strategic plan, and to shine the spotlight on those contributions.
The 2016 award recipients were Briar Craig (Teaching Excellence), Shirley McDonald (Teaching Innovation), Marianne Legault (Service) and Myron Campbell (Community Engagement).
Researcher of the Year
Creative Writing professor Nancy Holmes was recognized as the 2018 Researcher of the Year for the Social Sciences & Humanities. This award recognizes the significant contribution to research that Nancy has made with her work over the last few years with her Board Free Bees Project.
The project aims to is to raise awareness of the plight of wild pollinators, empower communities to actively engage in solutions for habitat loss, and transform under-utilized urban sites into aesthetically pleasing and scientifically viable pollinator pastures.