Faculty & Staff Recognition

The Ceremonies & Events Office is involved with the following recognition activities on campus:

Honorary Degrees

Please visit the UBC Senate website for further information on the Honorary Degree process and nomination form.

Visit the UBC Graduation website for more information about Honorary Degree recipients.

For a list of all previous recipients and their citations, please visit the University Archives website.

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Donor Recognition Events

The Ceremonies & Events Office works closely with other External Legal and Community Relations units as well as Development and Alumni Engagement on the coordination of annual and special events to recognize members of the community who have supported the university. These events include building openings, program launches and various donor recognition lunches, dinners and receptions.

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Student, Staff and Faculty Recognition

A number of events are coordinated by this office throughout the year to recognize members of the UBC community:


Students are recognized at events honouring entrance and major student scholarships, academic/athletic achievements and other accomplishments.


Staff are recognized through the UBC Staff Service Recognition Program and related events.

The Ceremonies Office also coordinates an annual dinner to recognize staff who have achieved 25 years of service at UBC. For more information, see 25 Year Club.


Faculty are recognized through the various events to recognize faculty awards and teaching excellence as well as an annual dinner for faculty with 25 years of service.

The Quarter Century Club honours faculty members with 25 or more years of service. For more information, see Quarter Century Club.

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UBC Awards for Outstanding Volunteer Contribution to UBC

The Ceremonies Office serves as the support base for the UBC Vancouver Volunteer Awards committee, which solicits and designates nominees for two volunteer awards:

  • The Slonecker Award for Outstanding Volunteer Contribution to UBC Vancouver
  • The Outstanding Student Award for Volunteer Contributions to UBC Vancouver

The Slonecker Award, established in 2001, is named for and in honour of the first recipients of the award, Dr. Charles E. and Mrs. Jan H. Slonecker. The award is presented annually to a volunteer who has contributed outstanding leadership and service to UBC Vancouver over a sustained period of time.

The Outstanding Student Award, established in 2008, is presented annually to a student who has made exceptional volunteer contributions to UBC Vancouver during their time as a student.

For more information on both awards, please read the information included in the nomination package.


There is a number of criteria that nominees must meet. For more information, please see the full list of criteria included in the nomination package which can be downloaded here:

Please print off the nomination form and fax or mail in nomination package to the following:

UBC Vancouver Volunteer Award Committee
c/o UBC Ceremonies & Events
2nd Floor, Ponderosa B
2029 West Mall
Vancouver, BC
V6T 1Z2
Campus Mail Zone 2
Tel: 604.822.0949
Fax: 604.822.9060

All information submitted on behalf of the nominee will be kept confidential.

UBC President’s Award for Staff

Please visit the webpage for information on all President’s awards.

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