Awards

BEd teacher candidates are eligible for a number of scholarships and awards. These scholarships and awards recognize outstanding performance in coursework, practicum and the BEd program overall. On the evening prior to graduation in November, award and scholarship winners are recognized at the Bachelor of Education Awards Ceremony.

Course instructors and faculty advisors may nominate teacher candidates, and TCs may nominate themselves for an award or scholarship by submitting completed nomination forms by these dates:

Entrance Award for Musqueam Teacher Candidates

Are you an incoming student who is a member of the Musqueam community? You may qualify for UBC’s Musqueam First Nation Scholarship. Details can be found here.

 
Nomination FormsSubmission Deadlines
Emily Longworth Memorial Award Application Form November 30
Student Self-Nomination Form March 30
Faculty Reference Form for Self-Nominated Teacher Candidate March 30
Instructor/Faculty Advisor Nomination Form (for teacher candidate coursework)
March 30
Instructor/Faculty Nomination Form for Associate Dean of Teacher Education Prize March 30
Outstanding Practicum Nomination Form Secondary: May 15
Elementary & Middle Years: June 30
Outstanding Community Field Experience Nomination Form Secondary: May 25
Elementary & Middle Years: June 30
 

Awards List

This scholarship has been endowed by Andrew Hattrick in honour of his family for students in the Bachelor of Education program, Secondary option. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Education.

Scholarships have been endowed by the Estate of Agnes Philipps for students in the Faculty of Education who have completed or are enrolled in the Bachelor of Education program and have identified Visual Art as a teaching area. Recommendations are made by the Faculty of Education.

This scholarship is intended to encourage the dynamic spirit of dedication to excellence and integrity in learning and teaching which was exemplified in Alice V. Borden, Assistant Professor of Education who specialized in pre–school education at UBC from 1958 – 1971. The scholarship is awarded on the recommendation of the Faculty of Education to an outstanding student completing the first year of the program and proceeding to an Early Childhood specialization in the second year.

This practicum award has been endowed by family and friends in memory of Alishia Nora Harris (BFA 2003, BEd 2007), who loved teaching children through arts and was always thrilled to share everything she had learned from her studies at UBC. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Education to a teacher candidate in the Bachelor of Education (Elementary) Program, with preference given to a teacher candidate who uses creative arts in his/her teaching practicum or whose concentration is expressive arts.

This prize is awarded to the Business Education student with the highest standing in courses and practice teaching.

Scholarships are made possible by a bequest from Amy Sauder and the Sauder Foundation, and are presented on the recommendations of Coordinators from all NITEP field centres.

Prizes are offered annually by the Faculty of Education for graduating BEd candidates in elementary & middle years or secondary education who have shown consistent, outstanding performance in the area of inquiry. Such teacher candidates will have shown evidence of their exceptional ability to engage thoughtfully in educational study, to raise critical questions about their teaching practice as well as about the future, collective profession, and to situate those questions in their study of the scholarly or policy work and/or practices of other educators. Award-worthy teacher candidates will have expressed their ability to reflect upon and represent their learning experiences (during the Teacher Education Program, both in coursework and fieldwork) in light of a critical engagement with what it means to be a professional and to be engaged in a profession. Recommendations made by the Faculty of Education.

This prize has been endowed in memory of Aunna Currie by her family. It is awarded to an outstanding student of the Bachelor of Education Secondary option who intends to teach Social Studies.

This prize has been endowed by Barbara Mikulec (BEd Elementary, 1969), for undergraduate students in the Faculty of Education. The award is offered to students whose teaching practicum demonstrates success in teaching English as an Additional Language, and is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Education.

This prize has been endowed by friends, family and colleagues in memory of Bill Davison (1943-2004) for an outstanding Bachelor of Education (Secondary) student in language and literacy education. As an English instructor at UBC, Bill left a profound legacy through his commitment to inspiring student teachers to bring language and literature into their classrooms. The award is made on the recommendation of the Department of Language and Literacy Education (LLED).

This scholarship is awarded to a student who, prior to teacher certification, submits an outstanding learning resource related to visual art or art education in BC.

A $50 prize has been endowed to honour Bryan R. Clarke. It is awarded on the recommendation of the Faculty of Education to the graduating student who has the best academic record with deaf and hard of hearing children.

These scholarships are awarded to outstanding students entering the Bachelor of Education, Secondary option.

Captain Chao Yu Wu and his wife Chiu Hui Wu, MSc, PhD have endowed this scholarship from the proceeds of a retirement allowance for Captain Wu from BC Hydro. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Education.

Dr. M. Uchida has endowed this prize in memory of Chitose Uchida, BA, 1916, the first Japanese–Canadian to graduate from UBC in Arts. A teacher for many years in Alberta, Miss Uchida retired in Vancouver. It is awarded on the recommendation of the Faulty of Education to a student entering the Bachelor of Education program with a high standing in Arts courses.

These scholarships are awarded to students in each program option whose work in courses and in the extended practicum has been exemplary.

With the aim of strengthening instrumental music in the schools, Dr. Don Wright endowed this scholarship to be awarded on the recommendation of the Department of Curriculum Studies to a student in the Music Education program who has demonstrated talent achievement in practical instrumental arranging and orchestration.

With the aim of strengthening vocal and choral music teaching in the schools, grades 5 to 10, Dr. Don Wright endowed this scholarship to be awarded on the recommendation of the Department of Curriculum Studies to a student in the Music Education program who has demonstrated a special aptitude for and exceptional teaching of vocal and choral music.

This prize has been endowed in honour of Donald C. Gibbard, who was for many years Chair of the Music Education Department. It is awarded on the recommendation of the Department of Curriculum Studies to an outstanding student in Music Education, in the Faculty of Education.

Scholarships are offered by Donald Poulter in memory of his wife, Ellen, who dedicated her career to inspiring and teaching students. The scholarships recognize undergraduate and graduate student achievement in the Faculty of Education. Recommendations are made by the Faculty and, in the case of graduate students, in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

These scholarships are awarded to needy and deserving students in the Faculty of Education.

Scholarships have been endowed by the late Arthur Wolstan Holt. One-third of the income is available to provide scholarships for students in the Faculty of Medicine. The remaining income is available for students in any year and faculty.

This memorial prize serves as a tribute to Edna Baxter’s work as a teacher. It is awarded to an undergraduate of distinction in English Education: Children’s Literature.

Scholarships are awarded in honour of Dr. Eleanore Vaines to students in the Faculty of Education, with preference given for students with a concentration or major in Home Economics. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculty.

This scholarship is awarded to students in English Education or Language Arts.

This prize is presented to students with notable achievement in visual art courses and who demonstrate excellent teaching potential.

In honour of the memory of Emily Longworth, a teacher candidate who was an inspiration and role model to fellow students, these awards are offered to those whose practica involve curricula or extra–curricular activites promoting multicultural understanding, healthy lifestyle, environmental awareness, and achieving full life potential. Candidates annually apply by January 30 through the Teacher Education Office. Awards are recommended by the Faculty.

An award endowed in memory of Mr. White in recognition of his dedication to the teaching of English, it is awarded to an outstanding student in Secondary English.

This scholarship has been endowed through the behest of Anna Letitia Wilson, a UBC graduate. The award is offered to a Bachelor of Education student and is made on the recommendation of the Faculty.

This award has been endowed in honour of Greg and Susana Quan to recognize a student of the Bachelor of Education program that has demonstrated a passion and extraordinary capability for music education with youth in a group environment. Candidates will have volunteer or extracurricular insolvent in music education that includes band, choral, orchestra or jazz ensembles at the secondary level. Preferences will be given to candidates who possess the capacity for multiple musical fields. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Education.

Scholarships are awarded for outstanding students in the Elementary and Secondary options who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.

An award endowed in honour of Henry and Lily Kung for a student in a Bachelor of Education degree program who have maintained satisfactory academic standing and who have participated in extra-curricular or volunteer activities or part-time employment. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty.

Jack Young, an outstanding science teacher in BC whose career extended over 56 years with 22 years in secondary schools, two in elementary schools and 19 at UBC in Science Education, has endowed this prize. It is awarded upon the recommendation of the Department of Science Education at the end of the extended practicum to two students demonstrating excellence in teaching middle years and secondary science.

This prize is offered to students preparing to teach exceptional groups and who demonstrate qualities of vitality, sincerity, and an understanding of ethnic or religious based differences.

Scholarships have been endowed through a bequest by James Sigurd Eckman for students in the Faculty of Education.

This award has been endowed by friends and colleagues in recognition of Joan Ryan, one of the founders of NITEP, for a graduating NITEP student with good academic standing who has exemplified volunteerism, persistence and perseverance in completing the Bachelor of Education degree, while demonstrating commitment to the growth of First Nations education and participating in university and community activities. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Education in consultation with the NITEP Committee.

Scholarships have been endowed by Leon and Joan Tuey for students concentrating in Early Childhood Education and are made upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Education.

This scholarship is offered in alternate years to a student in either Education or Arts. The award is based on the recommendation of faculty.

This scholarship honours the memory of Karen Lynn Nimmo Hawkins. Ms. Hawkins was an outstanding educator and inspirational leader with remarkable abilities to empower her students to discover, develop and share their unique talents. This award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty.

This endowment is in memory of Kathleen Elliot. The scholarship is awarded to an Elementary student who has demonstrated abilities in visual art and who will specialize in art education at the Elementary level.

These awards are for outstanding students who demonstrate potential success in teaching. They are presented to students from any options including the West Kootenay Teacher Education Program.

Scholarships have been endowed by Leon and Joan Tuey for students in Art Education. They are presented to Secondary students with a major or concentration in Art and are recommended by the Faculty of Education.

One scholarship is offered by the Family of Mu-Shu Lee to an outstanding undergraduate or graduate student pursing a degree in education who demonstrates academic excellence. Candidates must be Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents or convention refugees with proof of status. Recommendations are made by the Faculty of Education, and in the case of graduate students in consultation with the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

A bequest from Margaret Cameron provides scholarships for students in various Bachelor of Education program options whose work has been recognized for excellence.

Scholarships are presented to students in both Elementary and Secondary options on the basis of noteworthy achievement during the program.

This award is offered to a student entering the Bachelor of Education Secondary program with a degree in Biology. It is made based upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Education.

This award is bestowed upon a student in the Early Childhood specialization with preference for those studying the role of education and peace in the lives of young children.

Established by Mr. W. H. MacInnes as a memorial to his wife, Mathilde MacInnes, this award is presented to an outstanding student completing the first year of the 2-year option.

This award was founded by family, friends and colleagues in memory of Mr. Crooks, a member of the UBC Department of Physics and co-founder of the BC Physics Olympiad. It is presented to a student entering the Secondary option preparing to teach Physics and is made upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Education.

This scholarship has been endowed in memory of former Faculty of Education member Mollie Cottingham. Miss E. Cottingham retired as Professor Emerita in the Faculty of Education in 1971 after being on staff for 13 years. It is awarded to a student who has successfully completed first year in Elementary or Secondary education, and preference is given to a student specializing in history within social studies.

This award, recognizing Nancy Allan’s qualities as a performer and youth leader, is presented to a student in Music Education who best combines musicianship with the ability to communicate the spirit of music to others.

This award is bestowed in memory of former Dean Neville Scarfe and his wife, Gladys Scarfe. Dean Scarfe, regarded as one of the most distinguished scholars in the field of education when he was appointed to head the newly established Faculty of Education at UBC, continued to take an active interest in his academic discipline, geography, and more generally, in social studies. Made upon the recommendation of the Faculty of Education, the prize is directed to an outstanding student who demonstrates significant achievement in teaching social studies.

This award is presented to Elementary, Middle Years and Secondary students whose work during the community field experience identified them as teachers of exceptional promise. Recipients of this award receive a distinctive pin.

This award is presented to Elementary, Middle Years and Secondary students whose work during the extended practicum identified them as teachers of exceptional promise. Recipients of this award receive a distinctive pin.

These scholarships are for students in both Elementary and Secondary options who have good academic records and who have shown an ability and aptitude for teaching. It is provided by the UBC Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa.

Endowed as a memorial to Rob Gray who died while still studying in Multicultural and Minority Education, this award is presented to a NITEP student.

This award and certificate has been endowed in memory of Robert W. Sterling by his family, friends and colleagues. Robert Sterling pioneered many firsts in the field of First Nations education. His career spanned more than 20 years and reflected his diverse interests and intellectual pursuits. An alumnus of UBC, Robert's accomplishments were many, but none prouder than his involvement in the formation and development of NITEP. The award is made to the student in the NITEP graduating class (spring or previous fall) who has made the greatest contribution to NITEP throughout his/her years in the program and who exemplifies Robert Sterling's qualities of leadership. The award is made on the recommendation of NITEP.

Offered by the West Vancouver Sketch Club, this prize is awarded to an outstanding student taking courses in art education, in the Faculty of Education.

This prize has been endowed for the student standing at the head of the NITEP graduating class for the Bachelor of Education (Elementary) degree. The recommendation is made by the Faculty of Education and will consider students graduating in the spring or in the previous fall.

This award has been endowed by the Canadian Chapter of the International Society for Business Education for an outstanding student in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) Program with preference for a student whose major or concentration is Business Education. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Education.

This prize has been endowed in memory of Sonia Craddock, elementary teacher, reading researcher, teacher educator, and author of children’s literature. It is offered to a Faculty of Education student who achieves distinction in a children’s literature course. Preference is given to a student who uses children’s literature effectively in a teaching practicum. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Education.

Endowed in memory of Stella Shopland by her friends and associates, this prize serves to mark the esteem and affection in which she was held by her colleagues and students. In tribute to her special interest in children’s literature, this prize is awarded to a student in the Faculty of Education with outstanding achievement in a children’s literature course.

Thomas Howitz served UBC for twenty years. This prize is awarded in his memory to an outstanding student in Mathematics Education, made on the recommendation of the Department of Curriculum Studies, Faculty of Education.

This award commemorates 100 years of Japanese immigration to Canada. It is awarded to a student in the Elementary option whose work has been exemplary.

This scholarship is awarded to a woman who has graduated from another faculty and is entering the Bachelor of Education program. She is an individual well qualified in terms of personal qualities and academic record.

This scholarship is awarded to an outstanding student in the Bachelor of Education, Secondary option.

Awards are offered to assist students in the Native Indian Teacher Education Program. These awards are made on the recommendation of Coordinators based upon academic achievement in the field centres.

Prizes have been endowed by UBC Alumni and friends to provide academic recognition and support for female students majoring in technology studies within the Bachelor of Education Program. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty to women who have achieved academic excellence as well as career success in the technology field.