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2019 Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships announced

Six postdoctoral fellows have received 2019 Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. These prestigious fellowships provide each researcher with $50,000 each year for two years, to support the research of scholars that are likely to contribute to the advancement of learning or to win distinction in a profession.

2019 Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellows

Chelsea Little (Faculty of Science, Department of Zoology)
Research focus:How material and resources move betweenecosystems, particularly as a result of animal movement during foraging and migration.

Daniel Anstett (Faculty of Science, Department of Botany)
Research focus: Using scarlet monkeyflower to study adaptation to a major drought in California and Oregon.

Farid Pazhoohi (Faculty of Arts, Department of Psychology)
Research focus: Advancing ethological, evolutionary, and neural models of human behaviour as it relates to perception, attention, judgement, and decision making.

Jason Olsthoorn (Faculty of Applied Science, Department of Civil Engineering)
Research focus: Applying a fundamental fluid mechanics approach to understand the convective processes occurring under the ice. 

Kristie Flannery (Faculty of Arts, Department of History)
Research focus: Spanish colonial rule in the Philippines and how maritime violence shaped the trajectories of globalization and of European imperial in the region.

Thomas Vranken (Faculty of Arts, Department of English)
Research focus: How the Victorian imagination dealt with precursors to post-industrial concerns in a newly-industrialised age.

About the Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

The Killam Scholarship and Prize Programmes were established in memory of Izaak Walton Killam through the Will of his wife, Dorothy Johnston Killam, and through gifts made during her lifetime. Their primary purpose is to support advanced education and research at five Canadian universities and the Canada Council for the Arts.

The UBC Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are provided annually from the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund for Advanced Studies and are available for most fields of research. According to Mrs. Killam, “A Killam scholar should not be a one-sided person... Special distinction of intellect should be founded upon sound character.”

More information about the Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellowship is available from the Postdoctoral Fellows Office.