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UBC Sauder’s Daniel Skarlicki wins award as one of UBC’s outstanding researchers

Posted 2020-02-06

UBC Sauder Professor Daniel Skarlicki has been recognized as one of the top researchers at the University of British Columbia, earning a 2019 UBC Killam Research Prize in the Arts & Humanities, Senior Category.

Skarlicki, who is the Edgar F. Kaiser Professor of Organizational Behaviour and is a Professor in the Marketing and Behavioural Science Division at UBC Sauder, conducts research in the areas of leadership, organization justice, retaliation and sabotage in the workplace, and mindfulness and workplace performance. 

His recently published research includes a study into how poor treatment by customers leads to high turnover in the service industry, and the role managers can play in mitigating the impact of this issue. The study was highlighted by Insights at UBC Sauder and featured in the Globe and Mail.

Skarlicki’s work has served as a fundamental component of the Physician Leadership Program (PLP), a groundbreaking program offered through UBC Sauder Executive Education that provides physician leaders with important management skills that are not provided to them in medical school. The program was also featured in a recent Globe and Mail special supplement.

Winners were selected by UBC’s Faculty Research Award Committee, which spans arts and humanities, business, applied science, science, and medicine. Skarlicki was selected for his outstanding research and scholarly contributions. 

Each spring, the Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation hosts an awards reception to recognize outstanding UBC researchers. This year the reception will be held on April 15, 2020 at the Jack Poole Hall of the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre.