Faculty Funding & Awards
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.
This award is designed to recognize faculty members for teaching approaches that develop experiential learning, interdisciplinarity, internationalization, undergraduate research and scholarship.
FCCS FACULTY AWARD RECIPIENTS
- Alifa Bandali (Teaching Excellence & Innovation)
- Nina Langton (Teaching Excellence & Innovation)
- Mayu Takasaki (Teaching Excellence & Innovation)
- Claude Desmarais (Teaching Innovation)
- Shirley McDonald (Teaching Excellence)
- Myron Campbell (Teaching Innovation)
- Shona Harrison (Teaching Excellence)
- Briar Craig (Teaching Innovation)
- Shirley McDonald (Teaching Excellence)
- Ramine Adl, Claude Desmarais, Alwyn Spies (Teaching Innovation)
- Myron Campbell (Teaching Excellence)
- Melissa Jacques (Teaching Excellence)
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
FCCS has a number of awards for research creation and conference travel to support faculty members to further their projects of scholarly and creative research, and scholarship of teaching.
Offered on a competitive basis, these awards are intended to support tenured scholars in projects of scholarly research, creative research, and scholarship of teaching and learning (hereafter ‘research’) that are intellectually adventurous and likely to result in significant academic and/or social impact.
The applicant must present a coherent project with a clearly stated objective and well-defined research plan, and demonstrate a substantial record of scholarly and creative contribution and external funding applications in the past three years.
Deadline: February 15 of each year
The College of Humanities at the University of Exeter and the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS) at the University of British Columbia have a successful history of collaborative working. The Exeter-UBC Humanities Collaboration Fund supports academics at the University of Exeter and the University of British Columbia to both build on existing collaborations and to develop new links.
Colleagues are invited to apply for a maximum of $20,000 / £12,500 to deliver a workshop, symposium, or collaborative project.
Deadline: January 20, 2020
The primary purpose of the FCCS Research Support Fund is to assist with proposal development for grant applications and to assist with the completion of research leading to publication or forms of dissemination (not including conference presentations). Research includes research creation and scholarship of teaching and learning.
FCCS has limited funding available to support tenured and tenure-track faculty with eligible expenses as outlined below. Approval is subject to funding availability. Applicants may apply for up to $2000 for grant development and up to $1000 for publication or dissemination.
Deadline: Applications will be accepted throughout the year.
The mandate of the FCCS Sessional Faculty Research Award is to proactively support the developing research profile of FCCS Limited Contract Faculty in Lecturer and Sessional Instructor positions with access to financial support for the publishing, dissemination, research related travel and research/creation.
Two awards of $1000.00 each will be granted each academic year.
Deadline: October 15 each year
The primary purpose of the FCCS Travel Fund is to assist with travel costs for conference or art presentations.
FCCS has limited funding available to support tenured and tenure-track faculty with eligible expenses as outlined below. Approval is subject to funding availability. Applicants can request up to $1500 for Canadian travel, $2500 for travel to the United States, and $3000 for international travel.
- March 15
- August 15
- November 15
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.