Senate Awards

The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences offers a variety of student awards and prizes. If you are interested in applying for any of the awards presented below, and you meet both the criteria set out in the award description and Senate Regulations Governing University Awards, please complete and submit the appropriate application(s) according to the instructions listed on each application. Some awards are only available to either undergraduate or graduate students. Please review each description to ensure eligibility. 

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IODE Silver Star Achievement Award

To commemorate its services and achievements for over 50 years, awards totalling $1,000 have been endowed by IODE Silver Star for second, third or fourth year students at The University of British Columbia Okanagan. Consideration is given to students who demonstrate a combination of academic achievement and extracurricular involvement. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Faculties and Schools at UBC Okanagan, with final selection to be made by the office of Admissions and Awards, with preference given to students with financial need.

IODE Silver Star Achievement Award application - not currently accepting applications 

Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP Award in Legal Studies

A $950 award is offered by Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP to a student graduating from the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at The University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. The award is made on the recommendation of the School to a student who shows great promise in the field of law.

Farris, Vaughan, Willis & Murphy LLP Award in Legal Studies application - not currently accepting applications 

River Timothy Sidley Memorial Award

A $7,500 award is offered by the family and friends of River Timothy Sidley to a third- or fourth-year student in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. The award will be given to a student attending the Bamfield Marine Science Centre Fall Program and who has demonstrated academic excellence. The award is made on the recommendation of the School.

River Timothy Sidley Memorial Award application - not currently accepting applications

Henderson Award in International Development

A $2,800 award is offered by the Henderson family through the Shuswap Community Foundation to an undergraduate or graduate student at The University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus who is participating in an international health and/or international community development initiative taking place in a developing country, with preference given to an international student. The award is made by Faculty, School or College nomination to the Office of Admissions and Awards.

Henderson Award in International Development application - not currently accepting applications

HSBC Bank Canada Prize

A $1,000 prize is offered by HSBC Bank Canada in memory of the Okanagan Mountain Park Fire. The prizes are awarded to students in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences or the Faculty of Health and Social Development at The University of British Columbia Okanagan who have conducted a research project or special initiative that studies the sociological, economic, ecological, environmental, psychological, or health impacts of forest fires.  The awards are made on the recommendation of the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences or the Faculty of Health and Social Development.

HSBC Bank Canada Prize application - not currently accepting applications

Kelowna Bar Association

A $500 award is offered by the Kelowna Bar Association to a student who has completed their final year in any undergraduate program offered by the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at The University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. The award is made on the recommendation of the School to a student who demonstrates academic excellence, leadership, and community involvement, and has been accepted into an accredited Canadian law school. Disbursement of the award is contingent upon documented proof of acceptance.

Kelowna Bar Association application - not currently accepting applications

New Monaco Award in Sustainable Development

A $1,000 award is offered by New Monaco Enterprise Corporation to a student entering third or fourth year in the School of Engineering, the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, or the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at The University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus who has demonstrated achievement in the area of sustainable development, including urban planning, engineering, and design; energy or water efficiency; and/or renewable energy. Preference is given to a student whose efforts are focused on the Okanagan community. The award will be conferred upon a student from each of the following Schools and Faculty, in successive years, and in this order: the School of Engineering, the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, and then the Faculty of Critical and Creative Studies.

New Monaco Award in Sustainable Development application - not currently accepting applications

Pushor Mitchell Gold Medal Leadership Prize - not currently accepting applications

A $10,000 prize is offered by Pushor Mitchell LLP to a graduating student in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at The University of British Columbia Okanagan. In addition to academic achievement in the student's final fifty four credits, candidates for the award must demonstrate leadership in one or more of the following areas: community service or volunteerism, cross-cultural relations, promotion of diversity, intellectual pursuits, and artistic or athletic endeavours. The prize is awarded on the recommendation of the School. [read more...]

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