Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies

 
A $1,000 prize has been endowed by the Asper Family Foundation for a student demonstrating outstanding academic and artistic achievement graduating from the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies. Candidates should have completed course work and project work in video production at the Asper Centre for Artists’ Video at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus. The award is made on the recommendation of the Visual Arts Department.
Two scholarships of $1,300 each have been endowed by the Asper Family Foundation for students demonstrating outstanding academic and artistic achievement who are registered for full-time studies in the second or third year of the Visual Arts Program. Candidates should be participating in course work and project work in video production at the Asper Centre for Artists’ Video in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. The awards are made on the recommendation of the Department of Creative Studies.
A $1,000 prize has been endowed by the family and friends of Norma and Jack Aitken to honour their memory and to recognize Norma Aitken’s lifelong contributions to the visual arts. The prize is awarded to a student in the Visual Arts Program in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia Okanagan who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in the Program. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty.
A $1,000 scholarship is offered by Ingrid Abbott Biden, friends and colleagues in memory of Fine Arts Professor, Doug Biden, to a student in the Visual Arts Program in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty.
A $1,000 prize is offered through the Department of Creative Studies and the Okanagan Short Story Contest to a student who has transferred from Okanagan College and who is majoring in Creative Writing in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. If no qualified student has transferred from Okanagan College, the prize is available to a student who has transferred from any college in BC. The prize is made on the recommendation of the Faculty to a student who shows great promise in the area of creative writing and who has completed one year of study.
A $1000 prize is offered to a graduating student with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing Degree in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at The University of British Columbia Okanagan who has consistently written exceptional creative work in the final year of study. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty.
Scholarships totalling $900 are offered by the Curtis family and the Okanagan University College English Department in memory of Kelly Curtis to recognize her contribution to Okanagan University College, both as a student and as a faculty member. The scholarships are offered to students majoring or honouring in English entering third or fourth year in the Bachelor of Arts Program at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. The scholarships are awarded on the recommendation of the Critical Studies Department in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies.
A $1,000 prize is offered by the German Canadian Harmonie Club to students in GERM 100 or GERM 200 in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at The University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. The prize is made on the recommendation of the Faculty to recognize an outstanding oral or written presentation.
A $1,000 bursary is offered by Rene Goldman and Terry Dekur-Goldman to a student in the Department of Critical Studies in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus.
A $1,500 scholarship is offered by Briar Craig in memory of James and Phyllis Craig (nee Hall) to a student entering third or fourth year who is specializing in printmaking in the Visual Arts Program in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. James and Phyllis steadfastly supported the study of visual arts, and printmaking in particular. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty.
A $505 prize is offered through the Francis Harris Fund, administered by the Community Foundation of the South Okanagan I Similkameen, to an outstanding student in visual arts continuing in the Visual Arts Program at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies.
A $1,200 prize is offered by HSBC Bank Canada in memory of the Okanagan Mountain Park Fire. The prizes are awarded to a student in the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, or the Faculty of Health and Social Development, or the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus who has conducted a research project or special initiative that examines the sociological, economical, ecological, environmental, psychological, or health impacts of environmental disturbances (terrestrial, aquatic, marine; natural or human-caused). The prize will be conferred upon a student from each of the following Schools and Faculties, in successive years, and in this order: the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Development, and then the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies.
A $2,500 bursary has been endowed by the family of Mabel and Wilbur Hill for a second, third, or fourth year student enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts Program at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. Mabel Hill (1920-2009) was a respected watercolour artist, her husband Wilbur Hill (1916-1994) was a businessman and one of the founders of the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra; both were lifelong residents of Kelowna.
A $300 award has been endowed by Joan Johnson and the instructors of the Okanagan University College Fine Arts Department in memory of Murray Johnson, an inspired and dedicated teacher and valued colleague during his twenty-three years with the OUC Fine Arts Department. The award is made on the recommendation of the Visual Arts Program to a student entering the third year of that Program at The University of British Columbia Okanagan who has demonstrated exceptional artistic growth and dedication to studies.
A $1,050 scholarship has been endowed by family and friends in memory of Dr. Shelley Martin to recognize her contribution to and passion for education. The award is for students enrolled in the English Honours Program in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. The scholarship is made on the recommendation of the Faculty.
A $1,000 award is offered by New Monaco Enterprise GP Corporation to a student entering third or fourth year in the School of Engineering, the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, or the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences at The University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus who has demonstrated achievement in the area of sustainable development, including urban planning, engineering, and design; energy or water efficiency; and/or renewable energy. Preference is given to a student whose efforts are focused on the Okanagan community. The award will be conferred upon a student from each of the following Schools and Faculty, in successive years, and in this order: the School of Engineering, the Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, and then the Faculty of Critical and Creative Studies.
A $250 scholarship has been endowed for undergraduate students entering second, third or fourth year of the Visual Arts Program at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. The award is made on the recommendation of the Visual Arts Program.
Bursaries totalling up to $5,000 are offered annually by the late Helen Pitt, through the Vancouver Foundation to undergraduate students entering the third, or fourth years of the Visual Arts Program within the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at UBC Okanagan whose work focuses on painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing or photography. Preference is given to students from Vernon, B.C. and the surrounding district. Students may only receive one award from the Helen Pitt funds.
A $500 bursary is offered by St. Andrew’s Anglican Church in memory of Dorothy Deakin to a student in second, third or fourth year in the Creative Studies Department in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, with a preference where possible for students in the Performance/Theatre Program.
A $1,000 bursary is offered by Susan and Tiffany Thesen in memory of Wayne Thesen, loving husband and father. Mr. Thesen was a popular staff member at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, an avid outdoorsman, and a skilled blacksmith. The bursary is offered to an undergraduate student entering any year of the Department of Creative Studies at the University of British Columbia Okanagan in the Visual Arts Program.
A $1,000 award is offered to a third or fourth-year student in the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. Preference is given to a student who has participated, engaged and sought mentorship from a faculty-invited visiting artist, and whose final project/body of work reflects academic excellence. Students are invited to submit a letter of interest and the award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty in consultation with the Head of Creative Studies.
A $1,600 award has been endowed by the family and friends of Elinor Yandel for a student entering third or fourth year in Visual Arts in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan campus. The award is made on the recommendation of the Faculty to a student demonstrating great artistic achievement. Through her varied travels, Elinor cultivated a keen interest in the arts and completed a Diploma in Fine Arts at Okanagan College in 1980 after raising her six children; she shared her passion for art with all those around her.