Awards and Honors

Research Grants

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Standard Research Grant, 2015-2019
  • John Templeton Foundation New Paths to Purpose Grant, 2013-2015
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research Operating Grant, 2010-2014
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Standard Research Grant, 2011-2014
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Standard Research Grant, 2008-2011
  • Hampton Fund Research Grant, 2007-2009
  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Standard Research Grant, 2005-2008
  • American Psychological Association Dissertation Award, 2003
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 2000-2003
  • Department of Education Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, 2000
  • Applied Social Issues Internship Grant, Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Summer 2002

Research Prizes & Honours

  • Royal Society of Canada, College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, 2015
  • Fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP, 2014)
  • Featured in book “How to Publish High Quality Research”, American Psychological Association, 2013
  • The Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Fund Faculty Research Prize, 2011 ($5000)
  • BC’s Year of Science – Featured Scientist 2011
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research New Investigator Salary Prize, 2010-2015
  • Honoree, Mind Gym Academic Prize for pioneering work in positive psychology (~$4000), 2007
  • Early Career Scholar, Peter Wall Institute of Advanced Studies, University of British Columbia ($10,000). 2007-2008
  • Selected as one of the “Rising Stars” in academia by the Chronicle of Higher Education, 2004
  • Graduate Student Poster Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 2003
  • Poster Award, Third Annual Robert J. Huskey Graduate Research Exhibition, 2001, University of Virginia
  • Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize for outstanding thesis research, Harvard University, 1999
  • Gordon W. Allport Prize for outstanding psychology research, Harvard University, 1999

Teaching Honours

  • Social Psychology Network Teaching Award: Honorable Mention, 2013, University of British Columbia
  • Robert E. Knox Master Teaching Award, 2010, University of British Columbia
  • Honoree, Seven Society Graduate Fellowship for Superb Teaching, 2003, University of Virginia ($1000)
  • Distinguished Teaching Fellowship, 2002, University of Virginia

Student Awards (Select)

  • UBC Arts Graduate Research Award to Aaron Weidman, University of British Columbia, 2014
  • Suedfeld Scholar Award, Psi Chi, UBC Chapter, 2014 ($500)
  • UBC Graduate Research Award to Ashley Whillans, University of British Columbia, 2013.
  • Graduate Student Travel Award to Kostadin Kushlev, Society of Personality and Social Psychology, 2013 ($500 USD)
  • Morris Belkin Prize for Best Doctoral Dissertation, University of British Columbia, 2012
  • Certificate of Academic Excellence, Canadian Psychology Association, 2012
  • Honorable Mention, Outstanding Research Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, 2012
  • Arts Undergraduate Research Award (AURA), University of British Columbia, 2011 ($3000)