Outstanding Completion Project Award Competitions

Q: What awards are available for theses, dissertations, and outstanding completion projects?

Awards are given annually in recognition of the outstanding research conducted by graduate students in the School of Nursing.
These awards are announced and acknowledged at November & May Congregation, and nominees may come from students graduating in May or November of each calendar year. These nominations are submitted by the research supervisor and the competition is administered by the Graduate Awards Committee. 

Please submit nominations (including statements of support) via email to awards@nursing.ubc.ca

Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award

One or more annual awards will be given to a graduate of the PHD program in recognition of outstanding dissertation research. Students must be nominated by their research supervisor and they will have completed all requirements for graduation. Nominations should include a statement of support from the supervisor, and statements may include additional comments from committee member(s). Statements of support should describe the ways in which the work is outstanding in terms of originality, scope and relevance. For Dissertation Award nominees, a copy of the external examiner’s report should be included by the supervisor in the nomination package.

Outstanding MSN Thesis Award

One or more annual awards will be given to a graduate of the MSN program in recognition of outstanding thesis research completed in NURS 599. Students must be nominated by their supervisor and they will have completed all requirements for graduation. Nominations should include a statement of support from the supervisor, and statements may include additional comments from committee member(s). Statements of support should describe the ways in which the work is outstanding in terms of originality, scope and relevance.

Outstanding MSN SPAR Project Award

One or more annual awards will be given to a graduate of the MSN program in recognition of outstanding Scholarly Practice Advancement Research (SPAR) Project research completed in NURS 595.
Students must be nominated by their supervisor and they will have completed all requirements for graduation. Nominations should include a statement of support from the supervisor, and statements may include additional comments from committee member(s). Statements of support should describe the ways in which the work is outstanding in terms of originality, scope and relevance.

Outstanding MN Primary Care Culminating Project Award

One or more annual awards will be given to a graduate of the MN program in recognition of outstanding culminating primary care project completed in NURS 596. Students must be nominated by their culminating project supervisor and they will have completed all requirements for graduation. Nominations should include a statement of support from the supervisor, and statements may include additional comments from committee member(s). Statements of support should describe the ways in which the work is outstanding in terms of originality, scope and relevance.

In addition to the School of Nursing awards for outstanding final projects, the Faculty of Graduate & Post-doctoral Studies (G+PS) creates opportunities for participation in national dissertation award competitions for doctoral program graduates. These competitions include: 

Each UBC graduate program may nominate one dissertation to G+PS by nomination deadline (check links above for details). Supervisors wishing to nominate their graduates can consult with the Graduate Awards Committee, Associate Director, Graduate Programs, or email awards@nurisng.ubc.ca for more information.