Teaching Assistants (TAs) play an extremely important role in the educational process. Their close interaction with students in labs and in the field makes a vital difference in how well students learn the material. TAs can make a subject exciting and enjoyable, or can make it tedious and uninteresting.
To formally recognize the incredible dedication and talent that our best TAs bring to their duties, the Department of Geological Sciences a nd Geological Engineering at Queen's University will present one teaching assistant with an award honoring their exceptional commitment to the education of undergraduate students.
The Departmental Teaching-Assistant Award is named in honour of long-time faculty member W.A. (Al) Gorman. Gorman arrived at Queen's in 1955 and taught in the Department for more than 50 years, dedicating himself to undergraduate education. He has taught more than 10,000 students throughout his career, all of who remember him fondly.
To learn more about the W.A. Gorman Teaching Assistant Award.
This year's recipient is:
2010 - 2011 Geoff Reith