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Queen's University
 

Centre for Teaching and Learning

Christopher Knapper Award for Excellence in Teaching Assistance

Nature of Award

Each year, the Alma Mater Society of Queen's University shall honour several teaching assistants who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the education of students of Queen's University which allows students to recognize outstanding teaching assistants.

The award is named in honour of Christopher Knapper, the founding Director of the Instructional Development Centre (now the Centre for Teaching and Learning). The Centre exists to support, advise and facilitate improvements and developments in teaching abilities of both professors and teaching assistants.

Nomination Criteria

In order to be eligible for the Award, you must be a graduate student and nominated by any member of the AMS or professor at Queen's University. Eligible candidates will be TAs who directly contribute to the learning experience of undergraduate students, such as through leadership of tutorial sessions, labs or individual student academic assistance.

Nomination Procedure

Nominations must include:

  • A covering letter from the primary nominator summarizing the case for the nominee. The name, department and courses taught by the TA must be included. Be sure to detail why the TA being nominated is deserving of the award.
  • At least one other letter in support of the nominee. These letters may be from any undergraduate student, including other students in the class, students from other classes that the TA teaches. Alumni, professors and students who have received instruction in previous terms from the nominee will also be permitted to write letters of support.

Selection Process

The Christopher Knapper Award for Excellence in Teaching Assistance Committee will review all nomination packages to ensure that all nomination requirements have been met.

Because the purpose of this Award is to recognize outstanding Teaching Assistants, the committee will not choose an individual winner. Rather a Teaching Assistant will be declared an Award winner if their nomination package is completed in full.

There is no limit on the number of Award recipients.

Presentation of Award

Every winner will receive the Christopher Knapper Award for Excellence in Teaching Assistance Certificate of Achievement, and a letter of commendation from the AMS Executive. Their names will also be published in The Journal.

Past Winners

      2012 - 2013 Leanne Roderick, Enrichment Studies
      2012 - 2013 Mark Raycroft, Security
      2011 - 2012 Christian Rojas, Enrichment Studies
      2011 - 2012 MaryAnne Laurico, English
      2010 - 2011 Gabriel Walton, Geological Engineering
      2010 - 2011 Kimi Hamada, English
      2009 - 2010 Jon Gaboury, English
      2009 - 2010 Eric Keske, Chemistry
      2008 - 2009 Remi Leger, Political Studies
      2007 - 2008 Ryan Marien, Chemistry
      2007 - 2008 Greg Potter, Chemistry
      2006 - 2007 Karen Cocq, Development Studies
      2006 - 2007 Paul Kim, Biochemistry
      2005 - 2006 Bonnie Chaban, Microbiology and Immunology
      2005 - 2006 Anita Krebs, Microbiology and Immunology
      2005 - 2006 Marc Laflamme, Geology
      2005 - 2006 Stephen Larin, Political Studies
      2005 - 2006 Perrie Faye O'Tierney, Anatomy and Cell Biology
      2005 - 2006 Marie Rambough, Nursing
      2005 - 2006 Phillippe Rizek, Anatomy and Cell Biology
      2004 - 2005 Stuart Henderson, History
      2004 - 2005 Ian Wyman, Chemistry
      2004 - 2005 Eagranie Yuh, Chemistry
      2003 - 2004 Hilton Bertalan, Sociology
      2003 - 2004 Rupindar Brar, Physics
      2003 - 2004 Eric Carlson, English
      2003 - 2004 Steven Urquhart, French
      2002 - 2003 Bart Bonikowski, Film Studies
      2002 - 2003 Miles Bowman, Psychology
      2002 - 2003 Alan Brown, Biology
      2001 - 2002 Adam Peck, Chemistry
      2000 - 2001 Dalia Abdallah, Chemistry
      2000 - 2001 Brian Coolen, Mathematics and Statistics
      2000 - 2001 Kim Hellemans, Psychology
      2000 - 2001 Randy Jamieson, Psychology
      2000 - 2001 Judith Sidler, German
      2000 - 2001 Graeme Skinner, Civil Engineering
      2000 - 2001 Louise Wasylkiw, Psychology
      1999 - 2000 Jan Baker, Psychology
      1999 - 2000 Jennifer Brown, Politics
      1999 - 2000 Angela Digout, Psychology
      1999 - 2000 Timothy Drake, English
      1999 - 2000 Jennifer Golder, Women's Studies
      1999 - 2000 Kathy Henderson, Psychology
      1999 - 2000 Alyssa Hodder, English
      1999 - 2000 Mary-Rita Holland, History
      1999 - 2000 Michael Jones, Psychology
      1999 - 2000 Jennifer Laforce, Psychology
      1999 - 2000 William Lockwood, English
      1999 - 2000 Kenji Marui, Religion
      1999 - 2000 Christina Salavantis, Sociology
      1999 - 2000 Scott Tarof, Biology
      1999 - 2000 Dave Thompson, Chemistry
      1999 - 2000 Keri Walsh, English
      1999 - 2000 Anthony Weis, Geography
      1999 - 2000 Amanda Williams, Sociology

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