Award for Excellence in Teaching Assistance
Nominations for the 2022 Awards are now open!
The Award for Excellence in Teaching Assistance recognizes teaching assistants who excel at encouraging learning in workshop, tutorial, seminar, laboratory or field settings. Graduate students, undergraduate students, and full-and part-time staff who have assisted in workshop, tutorial, seminar, laboratory, or field settings are eligible to be nominated. Self-nominations are not accepted. This award can only be received once; previous recipients are ineligible for nomination.
How to nominate:
» Award for Excellence in Teaching Assistance nomination form
Complete the "Nominator Information" and the "Candidate Information" sections on the Nomination Form by February 10, 2022 by 11:59pm. Tell the story! Complete the "Candidate Qualifications" section by providing specific examples of how/why your candidate should be considered for the Award.
Make sure to review our list of previous award winners as individuals are only eligible to win the award once.
What are the award criteria?
The Senate Teaching Awards Subcommittee’s decisions are based solely on the information that nominators like you provide. The strongest nominations provide specific details about a candidate's interaction with students, providing clear examples that illustrate the ways in which they excel at encouraging learning in workshop, tutorial, seminar, laboratory or field settings.
For helpful information on writing strong nominations, including exemplars, please see the Centre for Teaching and Learning's How to Write a Strong Nomination for a Teaching Award page.
How is the award determined?
The recipient of this award is determined by the Senate Teaching Awards Subcommittee. An individual may be nominated for more than one award in an academic year. However, during any given year, recipients may be selected to win only one award. An individual may receive each award only once during his or her career.
The award has a monetary value of $750 and is accompanied by a framed certificate. The award is announced at Senate and is presented at the Celebration of Excellence in the spring.
2020-2021 Emma Pirie (Indigenous Environmental Science and Studies)
2019-2020 Kelly Wright (Chemistry)
2018-2019 Sarah McNeilly (Cultural Studies and Media Studies)
2017-2018 Malinda Gray (Indigenous Studies)
2016-2017 Mike Perry (Canadian Studies)
2015-2016 Lesley Hewett (Forensic Science)
2014-2015 Joshua Noiseux (Political Studies)
2013-2014 Ashley Neale (History)
2012-2013 David Marshall (Physics & Astronomy)
2011-2012 Evan Senkiw (Politics)
2010-2011 Anne Sloggett (Business Administration)
2009-2010 Yani Kong (Cultural Studies)
2008-2009 Kristina Ottosen (English Literature)
2007-2008 Barry R. Best (Chemistry)
2006-2007 John Breukelaar (Physics & Astronomy)