Award Value: $10,000
Degree Level: Undergraduate
Award Status: Open
A prize totalling $10,000 has been endowed by the estate of Robert Morrice Middleton (1931-2016) for a graduating student attending UBC’s Okanagan campus who is enrolled in a bachelor of fine arts or bachelor of arts in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, or who is enrolled in the bachelor of arts in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences majoring in history, economics, philosophy or political science.
The prize shall be awarded to the student in his/her graduating year who has attained the highest academic average within his/her program over the course of his/her studies. This is a merit based award, and there is no application, grades are reviewed for all graduating students in May of each year. The purpose of the prize is to enhance the undergraduate experience by rewarding outstanding learning.
Mr. Robert Middleton was born in Truro, Nova Scotia, and grew up in Vernon, British Columbia. He graduated from UBC in 1953 with a BA (Honours) in Economics. He joined the Department of External Affairs in 1955 and retired in 1992 after 37 years of service which included serving as Canadian Ambassador to Ghana, Canadian Ambassador to South Africa, and eventually Canadian Ambassador to Cuba. After retiring, Mr. Middleton spent many years living in London, England, before eventually returning to Canada to live in Kelowna.
(awarded every second year to a student in FCCS starting 2017)