Dr. Daniela Hempen Receives a 2023-2024 Killam Teaching Prize

Congratulations to Dr. Hempen on being one of six most deserving recipients of the prestigious Killam Teaching Prize for 2023/2024!

Dr. Daniela Hempen.

Dr. Hempen has been teaching undergraduate students at UBC for the past thirty years. Her courses include German language classes of all levels as well as Germanophone and Anglophone literature/culture courses focussing on the German speaking countries in the 19th-21st centuries. She attempts to design and deliver courses that are authentic, supportive, relevant, and memorable. As a full-time lecturer, she particularly enjoys the opportunity to spend quality time ‘being with’ her students. Her most important goal and greatest pleasure are to create a vibrant, diverse, and inclusive intellectual home for her students – in her classroom, in her office, and through the many extra-curricular activities offered in her department, the ‘CENEverse,’ on the ninth floor of Buchanan Tower.

On receiving this award, Dr. Hempen says, “I am very proud and honoured to have been selected for this prestigious award. I am also immensely grateful to my many devoted students and to my colleagues, who helped me reach this milestone. To have received this recognition in my thirtieth year of teaching at UBC makes it a particularly significant and memorable gift.”