Achievements and Recognition

Our colleagues are doing exceptional things every day. Here you can find updates on some of the many achievements of our community.

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JELF awards for five UBC Okanagan researchers

Congratulations to UBC Okanagan researchers receiving Canada Foundation for Innovation John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF) awards this week.

The awards totaling more than $740,000 go to Edward Hornibrook, Nathaniel Pelletier, and Lesley Lutes in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, and Jian Liu and Jesse Tanguay in the School of Engineering.

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Heather Berringer wins Dalhousie University’s School of Information Management Outstanding Alumni Award

Dalhousie University’s School of Information Management has recognized Heather Berringer, UBC Okanagan’s Chief Librarian, with the 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award. This annual award honours a member who has made an outstanding contribution to Library and Information Management.

Heather was awarded for her outstanding leadership skills and highly successful community engagement work.

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UBC wins award for creating a sustainable campus environment

For a second time in six years, UBC has been honoured with a Sustainability Award from APPA. The award recognizes efforts that create sustainable campus environments by embedding sustainable policies and practices across the institution.

In addition to the Sustainability Award, UBC also won the Effective and Innovative Practices Award for the Energy Conservation Using Wi-Fi Data project. The project is an example of using the campus as a living lab to develop and demonstrate innovative technology.

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Lauren Airth, UBC Okanagan clinical assistant, named one of the top 150 nurses in Canada

Congratulations to Lauren Airth, a clinical assistant with the School of Nursing and UBC Okanagan alumna, who has been named by the Canadian Nurses Association as one of the top 150 nurses in Canada.

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Three Health and Exercise Sciences professors named Michael Smith Foundation scholars

Congratulations to Glen Foster, Heather Gainforth and Jonathan Little, who are recipients of 2017 Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) Scholar Awards.

The MSFHR Scholar Program supports early-career researchers to advance cutting-edge health solutions.

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Daniel Pauly named Chevalier de la Légion D’Honneur

University Killam Professor at the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, and Sea Around Us principal investigator Dr. Daniel Pauly was named Chevalier de la Légion D’Honneur in a French presidential decree on France’s National Day, July 14, 2017.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs presented Pauly’s nomination in recognition of his work researching the impacts of fisheries on marine ecosystems.

The Chevalier is a distinction in France’s National Order of the Legion of Honour and it is granted, for life, to individuals with a minimum of 20 years of public service or 25 years of professional activity with “eminent accomplishments.” Knights belong to The Order of Merit, which was created in 1963 by President Charles de Gaulle.

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