UBC Library offers a number of awards that recognize excellence in areas ranging from research dissemination to scholarly work on British Columbia.
Our awards include:
- The Innovative Dissemination and Engagement Award (IDEA)
- The GSS/cIRcle Open Scholar Award
- The Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Book on British Columbia
Established by the Library in 2010, this Award focuses on new and innovative ways of communicating and disseminating knowledge. The Award honors UBC faculty, staff and students who are expanding the boundaries of research through the creative use of new tools and technologies that enhance the research findings being disseminated.
The winner consists of a framed certificate of recognition and a $2,000 cash prize, awarded annually in the spring.
The GSS cIRcle Open Scholar Award is open to graduate students at UBC Vancouver who submit exemplary non-thesis manuscripts or projects that are part of graduate coursework to cIRcle, UBC’s digital repository.
The Award is based on a lottery system held twice a year in April and October. A random selection will be made from items submitted to cIRcle during the previous 6 month period. Four Awards will be made per annum, two in April and two in October. Each Award is worth $500 and will be awarded to UBC Vancouver graduate students only.
The annual Basil Stuart-Stubbs Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Book on British Columbia recognizes the best scholarly book published on a British Columbia subject by a Canadian author. This prize was established in memory of Basil Stuart-Stubbs, whose many accomplishments included serving as the University Librarian at UBC Library and the Director of UBC’s School of Library, Archival and Information Studies.