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Congratulations to Department of English professor Robert Rouse on being awarded a 2015-2016 UBC Killam Teaching Prize for the Faculty of Arts (Vancouver). The Killam Teaching Prizes are awarded annually to faculty members in recognition of excellence in teaching. [...]

Department of English PhD student and Teaching Assistant, Jonathan Newell has won the 2015-2016 Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award. [...]

Congratulation to PhD student JACK KNOWLES, whose essay, "Yeatsian Agony in Late Roth," has been selected as this year's Siegel McDaniel Award Winner. [...]

The official English Undergraduate journal, The Garden Statuary, operated and peer-reviewed (largely by our Honours students and English Majors) and publishing both creative and academic work, continues to thrive online and in annual print versions.

The Department of English at UBC has been ranked 26th among the top 100 departments of English language and literature in the world by QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016.

The UBC Library recently acquired two outstanding medieval manuscripts, a “student Bible”–a rare 13th-century bible–and a private devotional book called a Book of Hours which dates back to the 15th Century.

Mary Ann Saunders was interviewed on CBC Radio’s North by Northwest with Sheryl McKay recently. The conversation touched on the presentation Mary Ann will be giving, called “The (Transgender) Tempest: Shakespeare as Trans Archive” at the Moving Trans History Forward 2016 conference (University of Victoria). A podcast of the program will be posted on CBC […]

Congratulations to Mike Borkent (PhD 2015), whose application for a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship on “Multimodal Cognition and Canadian Comics and Graphic Novels in English,” tenable at the University of Calgary under the supervision of Professor Bart Beaty, was successful.