Chapter awards

The 2021-2022 awards cycle is currently CLOSED.

Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 8th, 2022 at 11:59pm.


Given the recent transition to online classes, all application materials can be submitted over email to the Co-Presidents at by 11:59pm on March 28th. Reference letters, if required, can be attached to these application materials, or emailed directly from referees. Please include “Psi Chi Awards: [Award Title]” in your email title.

Should you have any questions about awards or awards adjudication, please email us at

Award winners will be announced at our induction ceremony on May 10th.


Awards available, please click on the title of each award to view application requirements:

Suedfeld Scholar Award (SSA)

Description: An award recognizing the most outstanding student combining excellence in academics, research and service/leadership. This is UBC Psi Chi’s most prestigious award. Award value is $500.

Goldsmith-Whillans Award for Outstanding Student Leadership

Description: A service/leadership-based award designed to recognize an outstanding student leader(s) in our department and/or community. Award value is $250.

Distinguished Undergraduate Research Award (DURA)

Description: A research-based award designed to recognize an outstanding student researcher(s) in our department or an affiliated lab/facility. Award value is $250.

Arguelles-So Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Award

Description: An award designed to honour a student who has made significant contributions to learning, research, or service efforts that seek to further equity, diversity, and inclusion in the UBC Psychology community. Award value is $400.

Awards currently on hold:

Eich Undergraduate Travel Award (EUTA)

Description: A research-based award designed to financially support undergraduate research presentations at national or international conferences. Award value is $200-400, depending on the number of winners and available resources.

View previous award winners