Researchers in the departments of Physics and Astronomy and Computer Science stood out in this year's Killam research award series—one of UBC's most prestigious internal competitions.
Fellowships are designed to assist promising faculty members who wish to devote full time to research, and are worth up to $15,000. Research prizes in the amount of $5,000 each are awarded annually to full-time faculty members in recognition of outstanding research and scholarly contributions.
Select honourees will be profiled at UBC's Celebrate Research Gala on March 12, 2009.
Killam Faculty Research Junior Fellows
Colin Brauner, Zoology Andrea Damascelli, Physics and Astronomy Steven Plotkin, Physics and Astronomy Alla Sheffer, Computer Science
Killam Faculty Research Senior Fellows
Dominique Weis, Earth and Ocean Sciences
Killam Research Prize, Junior Science Category
Ruth Signorell, Chemistry
Killam Research Prizes, Senior Science and Arts Categories
David Lowe, Computer Science Ron Rensink, Psychology, Computer Science
The awards are given annually from the Killam Endowment Fund to faculty nominated by students, colleagues and alumni. All fields of research are included.