The Office of the Vice President, Students recognizes exceptional contributions or significant improvements to the student experience and learning environment at UBC.
We invite nominations from UBC students, faculty, staff and alumni for the 2014/15 UBC Vancouver Student Development Awards. Please refer to the Vice President, Students website for past recipients and further details at
UBC Vancouver Student Development Awards
Helen McCrae Award
For a service for students provided by AMS, GSS, or UBC
Dr. Helen McCrae served UBC as a professor of Social Work and Dean of Women from 1959 to 1973. Her community contributions have extended from UBC to the United Nations in her efforts to improve educational opportunities and the lives of women and children.
This award is granted to recognize a service for students provided by the AMS, GSS, or UBC in honour of her commitment and contributions to community.
Margaret Fulton Award
For an individual
Dr. Margaret Fulton was a distinguished educator in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education. She served as the Dean of Women at UBC and University President, Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax.
This award is granted to an outstanding individual (student, faculty, or staff) who has made a contribution to student development and the university community in honour of her commitment to university access and student learning.
Alfred Scow Award
For an undergraduate program or department
A UBC Alumnus, Judge Scow was the first Aboriginal person in British Columbia to graduate with a Bachelor of Law degree, and in 1962, he became the first Aboriginal lawyer in BC. He served as a judge for the Provincial Court of British Columbia from 1971 to 1992. His tireless efforts to support First Nations students contributed to the establishment of the First Nations House of Learning.
This award is granted to an undergraduate program or department that has contributed to student development in honour of his commitment to UBC and demonstrated vision, integrity, and dedication to social justice.
Peter Larkin Award
For a graduate program or department
Dr. Peter Larkin was UBC’s first Fisheries Biologist and founding Director of the Institute of Fisheries, a graduate program. He continued his support of graduate education and became Dean of Graduate Studies in 1975 and Vice-President, Research in 1986. He is a Member of the Order of Canada (1995) and the Order of BC (1996).
This award is granted to a graduate program or department that has contributed to student development in honour of his commitment and passion for teaching and graduate education in justice.
Nominations should include a written statement from the nominator and two supporting letters outlining the exceptional contributions or improvements. At least one of the supporting letters should be from a student or student group where possible. Please include contact information for all of the nominators and the nominee in your application.
Deadline for Nominations: Friday, February 13, 2015
Nominations should be submitted to the Vice President, Students office at firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to:
Student Development Awards
Office of the Vice President Students
6328 Memorial Road
Vancouver BC V6T 1Z2
Award winners will be announced in March 2015 and will be honored at the annual Student Development awards ceremony.
Thank you in advance – we look forward to receiving nominations from your area.
Louise Cowin, Ph.D.
Vice President, Students