April 13, 2022
Dr. Jillianne Code is a researcher, educator, and learning scientist specializing in learner agency, online learning technologies, and the impact of social media on student success and wellbeing. As the Director of UBC’s Agency and Learning in Immersive Virtual Environments (ALIVE) Research Lab, she furthers understandings of learner agency unbundled from formal education, including video games, virtual reality, and social media communities. As co-founder of the HeartLife Foundation of Canada, Canada’s first and only national patient-led heart failure organization, she helps raise public awareness of heart failure; promotes awareness and understanding of the patient journey; engages patients, families and caregivers to provide education and support; facilitates access to the latest research, innovations, and treatments; and advocates better care for all.
Dr. Robert VanWynsberghe’s classrooms reflect a space in which teaching, learning and research are informed by community engagement and democratic problem-solving. As co-author of “Adaptive Education: An Inquiry-based Institution,” he incorporates innovative teaching and student engagement approaches and generates knowledge that can be mobilized to create healthy and sustainable communities. Dr. VanWynsberghe’s research and educational interests are interdisciplinary, participatory, and sensitive to local problems. Focusing on sustainability education, sport mega-events, and green economy, he employs diverse strategies and tools to study these areas, such as indicator-based measurements, multi-stakeholder engagement, cultural models, cross-case analysis, and simulation technology.
As one of six Killam institutions, UBC offers yearly awards from the Killam Endowment Fund to faculty and teaching assistants who demonstrate excellence in teaching.
Killam Teaching Prizes are awarded annually to faculty nominated by students, colleagues and alumni in recognition of excellence in teaching. The Killam Teaching Prize is adjudicated within each faculty at the UBC Vancouver campus, and within the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic at the UBC Okanagan campus.
To learn more about Killam Teaching Prizes, visit the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic’s teaching awards page.