This award was formally known as the Varian Teaching Assistant Award.
An award, sponsored by Varian Canada, is given annually to the laboratory teaching assistant in a second year course who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the education of chemistry students in a laboratory setting. Each award consists of $500 and a framed award certificate.
In order to be eligible for an Award, the TA must be a graduate student at Queen’s University who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the education of undergraduate students enrolled in a chemistry course at Queen’s. TAs are nominated by students enrolled in chemistry courses and/or a professor at Queen’s University. Eligible candidates will be TAs who directly contribute to the learning experience of undergraduate students through leadership of laboratory sessions, or by providing individual student academic assistance. A TA is eligible to receive one Award in any specific academic year.
Nominations will be made in the following way:
Each of the Awards winners will be determined by a committee consisting of the TA Assignment Committee (TAAC), one graduate representative and the President of the DSC. The Committee will review all nomination packages and determine Award winning Teaching Assistants by taking into consideration all information received from both students and professors. All decisions are final.
Winners of this Teaching Award will receive the Department of Chemistry Award for Excellence in Teaching Assistance at the Teaching Assistant Professional Activity Day in September of the following academic year. Each award will consist of a framed certificate presented by the Department of Chemistry and a $500 cash award.
2012 - 2013 No Longer Awarded
2011 - 2012 Kevin Fowler
2010 - 2011 Shelley McArthur
2009 - 2010 Nicole Day
2008 - 2009 Shihao Wang
2007 - 2008 Michelle Douma
2006 - 2007 Michelle Douma
2005 - 2006 Emily Mitchell
2004 - 2005 Dominique Turcotte
2003 - 2004 Laurie Brown