Department of Medicine Awards

Each year, the UBC Department of Medicine honours faculty and staff members who have made significant and meaningful contributions to education, teaching, research, quality and innovation, mentorship and clinical practice. These prizes and awards celebrate our faculty and staff members and recognize the local and global impact of the UBC Department of Medicine. Please nominate your outstanding colleagues for the Department of Medicine Awards.

The 2020 Awards were presented at the Annual UBC Department of Medicine’s Award Breakfast (virtually via Zoom) on June 4th, 2020. Click here for more information about our 2020 Awards Presentation!

Faculty Awards


Martin M Hoffman Award for Excellence in Research (Past Recipients)

Awarded to a fulltime faculty member in recognition of outstanding research and scholarly contributions


Fay Dirks Award for Excellence in Teaching (Past Recipients)

Recognizes department members who have a sustained record and reputation for excellence in teaching


Donald M Whitelaw Award for Outstanding Grand Rounds Presentation (Past Recipients)

Awarded to a faculty member for outstanding grand rounds (corroborated by score on Grand Rounds evaluation)


UBC Department of Medicine Master Teacher Award (Past Recipients)

Recognizes faculty members who make outstanding contributions to the learning environment of the Department of Medicine and who excel at teaching


Graydon Meneilly Award for Excellence in Mentoring (Past Recipients)

Introduced in 2017, this award recognizes a faculty member for their exemplary leadership as a mentor, fostering excellence in others (faculty, residents, students or staff) and/or advancing the equity agenda of the Department


Staff Awards


Staff Award of Excellence for CUPE2950 (Past Recipients)

The Department of Medicine Annual Staff Award of Excellence for CUPE 2950 is intended to recognize CUPE 2950 staff members who have demonstrated sustained excellence in service over the course of their career, and to celebrate their outstanding contributions to the Department of Medicine


Staff Award of Excellence for M&P (Past Recipients)

The Department of Medicine Annual Staff Award of Excellence for M&P is intended to recognize M&P staff members who have demonstrated sustained excellence in service over the course of their career, and to celebrate their outstanding contributions to the Department of Medicine


Staff Award of Excellence for Non-union Technical Staff (Past Recipients)

The Department of Medicine Annual Staff Award of Excellence for Non-union Technical Staff is intended to recognize technical staff members who have demonstrated sustained excellence in service over the course of their career, and to celebrate their outstanding contributions to the Department of Medicine.


Staff Career Excellence Award (Past Recipients)

The Department of Medicine Staff Career Excellence Award is intended to recognize staff with a minimum of 15 years of continuous service in the Department who have demonstrated sustained excellence in service over the course of their career, and to celebrate their outstanding contributions to the Department of Medicine


Staff Early Career Excellence Award (Past Recipients)

The Department of Medicine Staff Early Career Excellence Award is intended to recognize staff who have demonstrated excellence early in their career, and to celebrate their outstanding contributions to the Department of Medicine