Meet the 2019 Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize winners

The Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies congratulates the winners of the 2019 Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize. The Killam Postdoctoral Fellow Research Prize is awarded annually for excellence in research. This year’s recipients come from UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Health and Social Development and UBC Vancouver’s Faculty of Forestry.

Dr. Corliss Bean is a postdoctoral fellow in the School of Health and Exercise Sciences within UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Health and Social Development. Her research is focused on prevention programs for type 2 diabetes. Dr. Bean is working to evaluate Small Steps for Big Changes, a diet and exercise intervention program in partnership with the YMCA of Okanagan, using multi-methods to examine program tailoring and implementation. 

Dr. Guillaume Peterson St-Laurent is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Forest Resources Management within the Faculty of Forestry. His interdisciplinary research is at the nexus of sustainability, climate change and conservation. He uses an innovative combination of mixed-methods, drawing from quantitative, qualitative, and community engagement approaches to develop effective climate adaptation and mitigation responses for resource management where values are contested and livelihoods are at stake.

Established in 2011, the Killam PDF Prize is in memory of Izaak Walton Killam and his wife, Dorothy Johnston Killam, who together created the Killam trusts. Two prizes in the amount of $5,000 each are awarded to fulltime Postdoctoral Fellows at UBC in recognition of outstanding research and scholarly contributions while at UBC.