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Student Research

Graduate Students

AshleyLittleAshley Little, a master of fine arts student in UBC’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, has won two awards in the 30th Annual BC Book Prizes. It is the first time in the history of the prestigious honours that an author has won in two separate categories with two different books.

Little won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, awarded for the best work of fiction, for her novel, Anatomy of a Girl Gang (Arsenal Pulp Press). Anatomy of a Girl Gang is the powerful story of a gang of teenage girls in Vancouver called the Black Roses.

Little also won the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize, awarded to the best non-illustrated book written for children, for The New Normal, (Orca Book Publishers.) The New Normal, a young adult novel about loss, centring on teenager Tamar Robinson, her younger sisters dead and her parents awash in a sea of grief.

Her first novel, PRICK: Confessions of a Tattoo Artist (Tightrope Books, 2011) was optioned for film and shortlisted for a ReLit award.

As a community outreach initiative for the Centre for Culture and Technology (CCT) at UBC Okanagan, PhD student Jeannette Angel showcased two of her ecological art pieces as part of the Wild Festival for Youth: Lowering our carbon footprint, and Planted on Point: Living Wall Design. These participatory and interactive art works were intended to help youth build a stronger, more meaningful personal connection to nature through the expressive arts.

Being Knowing Doing 1

Being Knowing Doing 2
Click here to view a video of the projects.

Undergraduate Students


Jessica Bonney

Jessica Bonney, a Creative Writing Major in Creative Studies, was awarded $2,500 from the FCCS Undergraduate Student Research Award fund for a research creation project exploring small press and fine press publishing through the creation of a poetry chapbook.
"With this award from FCCS, I worked with Briar Craig in the print studio learning to use a letter press to create a chapbook called Genesis, a collection of 12 poems that explore change and the human experience, using fish as a metaphor for the complexity and fecundity of life, abundance, and coming of age. The project was an exercise in creating a book that was cohesive in its visual elements as well as the text within it. The process helped to teach me how to take a thought or idea or image, and explore that thing from many different angles and even now I feel like I only just scratched the surface."

- Jessica Bonney

Genesis cover

Genesis inside

Genisis cover and inside pages


Dean Krawchuk, a Performance Major in Creative Studies, was awarded $2,500 from the FCCS Undergraduate Student Research Award fund to create a theatre piece based on the life of the Russian monk, Grigori Rasputin.

Dean Krawchuk"My purpose in creating 22 Sins to Salvation was to give myself the opportunity to devise my own show enabling me to enter my fourth year of University with a more refined set of skills that I can apply to my graduation work. By doing this project, not only did I learn skills that will help me in devising my next work, but it also taught me skills that I will need when I complete my BFA in Performance this spring in regards to marketing, costume and set design. As with any creative project, the process had its fair share of bumps along the way, but I was very pleased with the reaction the show received, not only from peers, but from various faculty members, and audience members."

- Dean Krawchuk

22 Sins to Salvation 1 22 Sins to Salvation 2
Photos from 22 Sins to Salvation performance, August 29, 2013

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Graduate Student Research
  • Support the dissemination of graduate student research and creation projects or travel. 

Undergraduate Student Research 
  • Provide undergraduate students support to engage in research and creation activities.

    Click HERE to find the guidelines and application (under the Funding and Awards heading)