The University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is consistently ranked among the top 40 best in the world.  UBC attracts over 58,000 students from over 140 countries to its two major campuses – the Vancouver Campus and the Okanagan Campus.

Mr. Killam had several pulp and paper business interests in the province of British Columbia which made Mrs. Killam select this university as one of her beneficiaries.

UBC boasts several Killam laureates, including Nobel Prize (in chemistry) Dr. Michael Smith who had received a Killam Teaching Prize and a Killam Faculty Research Fellowship during his years at the UBC. In addition, the Canada Council for the Arts awarded 15 Killam Prizes – Engineering (3), Natural Sciences (4), Health Sciences (5), Social Sciences (2), and Humanities (1); and 56 Killam Research Fellowships to UBC researchers.

Since the transition of the national program to the National Research Council, in 2023 the UBC now counts two additional Killam Prize recipients, one in each of Natural Sciences and Health Sciences.

Killam Awards at UBC

You can learn more about the Killam Laureates at the UBC by watching these videos.

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