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Queen's University

Centre for Teaching and Learning

Society of Graduate and Professional Students Teaching Assistant/Teaching Fellow Excellence Award

Nature of Award

This award is intended to recognise the outstanding contribution(s) of a Teaching Assistant or Teaching Fellow to the SGPS and/or the Queen's community. (See SGPS website and SGPS Policy 9.3.2.f)

Nomination Criteria

Nominees must:

  • be a Teaching Assistant or as Teaching Fellow AND an SGPS member for some interval of time during the 12 months preceding the nomination period.
  • have made a significant contribution to the SGPS membership and/or Queen's community(SGPS Policy 9.1.4).

Nomination Procedure

Nominations will be accepted from any member of the Queen's community. (SGPS Policy 9.3.1) The nomination period shall be open for at least two weeks, and shall end no later than 3 weeks before the date of the Spring Semi-Formal. (SGPS Policy 9.2.3)

Nomination forms are available on the SGPS website.  They must, at the minimum, contain the following:

The nominator’s full name and student number (if applicable)

The name of the nominee

The name of the Award

Contact Information for the nominator and nominee

A brief description of the contribution(s) made by the nominee to the SGPS and/or Queen’s Community and the time period over which these contribution(s) were made

A brief description of how this person’s contribution(s) are outstanding and have made an impact on the SGPS and/or Queen’s Community  (SGPS Policy 9.3.2)      

Selection Process

The Committee Chair will be chosen at the January Council Meeting, and shall be responsible for publicizing the need for members via the Committee Coordinator (SGPS Policy 9.2.1). The remaining Committee members shall be ratified at the February Council Meeting (SGPS Policy 9.2.2). The nomination period shall be open for at least two weeks, and shall end no later than 3 weeks before the date of the Spring Semi-Formal (SGPS Policy 9.2.3). The Committee shall inform the Award recipients and SGPS membership of their decisions no later than one week before the date of the Spring Semi-Formal. Recipients shall be notified of their Awards by telephone with written confirmation to follow (SGPS Policy 9.2.4).

Presentation of Award

The Awards shall be presented to the recipients at the Spring Semi-Formal, and thus 8 complimentary tickets shall be reserved for the Award recipients and their guests (SGPS Policy 9.2.5). Each award will consist of a small plaque, two tickets to the Spring Semi-Formal and a monetary award (if applicable). The award recipients’ names shall also be engraved on a larger plaque for display (SGPS Policy 9.4.1).

Past Winners

      2013 - 2014 Jeremy Durelle, Chemistry
      2012 - 2013 Gwendolyn Eadie, Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy
      2010 - 2011 Niraj Kumar, Biology
      2009 - 2010 Usman Mushtaq, Civil Engineering
      2008 - 2009 Jones Adjei, Sociology
      2007 - 2008 Tracy Pennimpede, Pathology and Molecular Medicine
      2006 - 2007 Wynne Jordan, Religion
      2005 - 2006 Robb MacKay, Education

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