The UBC Faculty of Forestry is pleased to announce Dr Lori Daniels is the recipient of the Killam Teaching Prize in Forestry for the 2019-2020 academic year.
The Killam Teaching Prize is awarded annually to faculty members who are nominated by alumni, students, and colleagues in recognition of their excellence in teaching. The forestry teaching prize announcement for this past academic year was delayed due to disruptions the pandemic caused.
Dr Daniels’ teaching interests focus on forest fire management, starting with the basics of fire physics that leads into understanding fire prevention, fire ecology and the important role that fire has played in First Nations land management. She has developed an online teaching platform that allows students to learn these principals as well as interact with each other in novel ways such as virtual field trips and online synchronous campfires. Adjudicators noted her courses’ content are continually being renewed by current events such as the increasing evidence about the far-reaching impacts fire has both in rural and urban environments.
“Her burning passion for teaching and experiential learning in also evident in her other courses she leads at UBC, like the hugely popular Fall Forestry Field Camp and her vibrant graduate-level instruction and mentoring,” the selection committee stated.
Dr Daniels is a multi-award winner for both her research contributions and teaching. This is the second Killam Teaching Prize she has received.
About the Killam Teaching Prize
The Killam Teaching Prize is awarded annually to faculty nominated by students, colleagues and alumni in recognition of excellence in teaching. Recipients are recognized at the graduation ceremonies.
The Killam Teaching Prize is adjudicated within each Faculty, and at the Okanagan campus, within the Office of the Provost and Vice-President Academic. Learn more about UBC’s Teaching Awards.