Asian Studies Lecturer Ihhwa Kim awarded UBC Killam Teaching Prize



We are pleased to announce that Ihhwa Kim, Lecturer in Japanese Language in the Department of Asian Studies has been awarded the prestigious UBC Killam Teaching Prize for the 2020/21 academic year.

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.

About Ihhwa Kim

Ms. Ihhwa Kim has taught at UBC since 2002. Over the years, she has taught the widest range of language courses possible, ranging from 100- to 400-level courses and including both face-to-face and distance education courses. She has consistently achieved and maintained outstanding student evaluations. As one of the major developers of the first-ever distance education Japanese language courses (JAPN 100 and JAPN 101) at UBC, she has made a great contribution to providing an innovative new modality of learning for students using some of the latest technology. Serving as one of the administrators of the Japanese Language Programs, she has contributed to leading the 100-level and 200-level courses, and has taken a leadership role in numerous program events for students. Outside UBC, Ms. Kim has served as a member of the Organizing Committee for the BC Japanese Speech Contest in the past years where she has tirelessly assisted in organizing the successful contests. In 2021, she also served as the Chair of the 32nd Canadian National Japanese Language Speech Contest Organizing Committee. Not to mention that she also serves as a board member of the Canadian Association for Japanese Language Education. A dedicated teacher keen to promote Japanese language education while expanding her own horizons, Ms. Kim is in every sense a truly exemplary teacher.

About Killam Teaching Award

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.

To see the complete list of Killam Teaching Prize winners, visit here.