*Please note that this award is no longer given*
Each year, the Department of Chemistry of Queen's University shall honour seven teaching assistants who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the education of undergraduate chemistry students of Queen's University.
These awards are presented to Teaching Assistants in the following areas:
1st Year Chemistry TA Awards
Two Awards valued at $500 each, will be awarded to the Laboratory Teaching Assistants in 1st year courses who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the education of chemistry students in FIRST year laboratory chemistry
One award, valued at $500, will be awarded to the Tutorial Teaching Assistant in a 1st year course who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the education of chemistry students in a tutorial setting.
2nd Year Chemistry TA Awards
Two awards, valued at $500 each, will be awarded to Laboratory Teaching Assistants in 2nd year courses who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the education of chemistry students in a laboratory setting.
One award, valued at $500, will be awarded to the Tutorial Teaching Assistant in a 2nd year course who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the education of chemistry students in a tutorial setting.
In order to be eligible for the Award, each TA must be a graduate student in the Department of Chemistry at Queen’s University and nominated by chemistry students and/or a chemistry professor at Queen's University. Eligible candidates will be TAs who directly contributes to the learning experience of undergraduate students, such as through leadership of tutorial sessions, labs or 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 for Excellence in Teaching Assistance 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 each of the Teaching Assistant Awards 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 certificate presented by the Department of Chemistry and a $500 cash award.
2012 - 2013 Matthew Thompson
2011 - 2012 Fern McSorley
2010 - 2011 Gurpaul Kochhar
2009 - 2010 Elize Ceschia
2008 - 2009 Adam Daley
2007 - 2008 Klaus Bescherer
2006 - 2007 John Dupont
2005 - 2006 Scott Curda
2004 - 2005 Andrew Munro
2003 - 2004 Sergei Manzhos