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Queen's University
 

Centre for Teaching and Learning

Biology Award for Excellence (Demonstrators)

Nature of Award

The award is presented to one graduate student acting as a Teacher's Assistant in the lab. The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding contributions made by a graduate student in their demonstrating term, both inside and outside the scheduled laboratory period.

Nomination Criteria

The criteria for the "best T.A." award include:

  1. ability to convey lab material clearly and to provide necessary guidance in the lab
  2.  accessibility to students outside of lab period
  3. enthusiasm for teaching

Nomination Procedure

All undergraduate students are informed of this award and are asked to submit nominations of one T.A. to their class reps.

Selection Process

Nominations are reviewed and tallied by the DSC executive. The T.A. with the highest number of nominations is selected for the award.

Presentation of Award

The winner is presented with a certificate and a gift at the Annual Biology Banquet. Their name is also announced in "This Week in Biology" (a weekly publication distributed within the Biology department).

Past Winners

      2013 - 2014 Christopher Eckert
      2012 - 2013 Jordan Brooks-Gauthier
      2011 - 2012 Tara Vanderveer
      2010 - 2011 Andrew Lowles
      2009 - 2010 Mark Conboy
      2008 - 2009 Grace Tharmarajah
      2007 - 2008 Joanna Yeung
      2006 - 2007 Richard Morrow
      2005 - 2006 Gary Armstrong
      2004 - 2005 Brenda Saunders
      2003 - 2004 Gary Armstrong
      2002 - 2003 Michael Kim
      2001 - 2002 Amy MacDougall
      2000 - 2001 Shaun Killen
      1999 - 2000 Jeff Dawson
      1998 - 1999 Heather Bullock
      1997 - 1998 Kirby Duffy
      1996 - 1997 Karen Holder
      1995 - 1996 Deb Hume
      1994 - 1995 Patrick McGinn
      1993 - 1994 James Fatheringham
      1992 - 1993 Andrew Pirie
      1991 - 1992 Kate Duff
      1991 - 1992 Barb Zeeb
      1990 - 1991 David Kelly
      1990 - 1991 Gordon Whitney
      1989 - 1990 Stephen Murphy

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