Killam Teaching Prize for Graduate Instruction (All Students)

One Killam Teaching Prize is awarded annually to a faculty member in recognition of excellent graduate-level teaching. Candidates may be nominated by colleagues, current graduate students, or alumni. The winner is announced each spring and honoured by the Vice President Academic and Provost at Spring Congregation in May.

Please note that the Killam Teaching Prize for Graduate Instruction represents one of a larger pool of Killam Teaching Prizes. The evaluation criteria and eligibility requirements for the Killam Teaching Prizes awarded by other UBC Faculties will vary from the requirements outlined below. Nominators may wish to contact their home Faculty to review those requirements.

The following criteria will be used to evaluate nominations:

•             Sustained excellence in graduate teaching, in the classroom and outside of courses

•             Demonstration of clear objectives and success in meeting these objectives

•             Responsiveness to students, students’ needs and questions

•             Positive effect on students’ motivation to learn and acquisition of knowledge

•             Creative and effective approaches to teaching methodology and curricular development

•             Lasting positive effect on students’ formation as scholars

Graduate programs are invited to submit one nomination for the Killam Teaching Prize for Graduate Instruction to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.  The deadline for submission of nominations is 4:00pm on Friday, March 1st 2013.  Complete eligibility criteria and nomination procedures are available at:

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