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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 honor 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 either an undergraduate or graduate student 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, be it through leadership of tutorial sessions, labs or individual student academic assistance.

Nomination Procedure

Nominations must include the following information, as profiled on the AMS website during the nomination period:

  • 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 Teaching Awards Committee will review all nomination packages to ensure that all nomination requirements have been met.Representatives of the Awards committee will then audit a teaching session and solicit individual feedback from students enrolled within the class. One winner will be selected per semester of the academic year.

Presentation of Award

Every shortlisted nominee winner will receive a certificate of achievement, and the winners will receive the Christopher Knapper Award for Excellence in Teaching Assistance Certificate of Achievement, and a letter of commendation from the AMS Executive.

Past Winners

2012 - 2013 Leanne Roderick, Enrichment Studies
2012 - 2013 Mark Raycroft, Chemistry
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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