Centre for Teaching and Learning

Centre for Teaching and Learning
Centre for Teaching and Learning

Chemistry

David Thomas Teaching Assistant Award

The David Thomas Teaching Assistant Award, valued at $500, will be award to the laboratory Teaching Assistant in 2nd year Synthetic Chemistry who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the education of chemistry students.

This year's recipient is:

2016 - 2017 Not Yet Awarded

To learn more about the David Thomas Teaching Assistant Award.

David Thomas is the President and Chairman of the AXYS Group of Companies.  The AXYS Group of Companies consisting of; AXYS Environmental Consulting, AXYA Analytical Services, AXYS Technologies Inc. and Seastar Chemicals Inc. which specializes in advanced technology products and services.    Mr. Thomas is a member of the Chemical Institute of Canada and he holds a Master of Science from UBC.

Nature of Award

The David Thomas Teaching Assistant Award, valued at $500, will be award to the laboratory Teaching Assistant in 2nd year Synthetic Chemistry who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the education of chemistry students.

Past Winners

2015 - 2016 Mona Ashrafkhorasani
2014 - 2015 Daniella Negru
2013 - 2014 Larissa Smith
2012 - 2013 Kourosh Purdavaie
2011 - 2012 Vanessa Little
2010 - 2011 Brenden MacGillivray
2009 - 2010 Andy Fraser
2008 - 2009 Zhihan Zhou
2007 - 2008 Chris Maxwell
2006 - 2007 Christa Huntley
2005 - 2006 Theresa McCormick
2004 - 2005 Owen Clarkin
2003 - 2004 Eric Anctil

The Friends of Chemistry  Award for Excellence in Teaching Assistance

An award, sponsored by the chemistry department’s DSC, is given annually to the tutorial teaching assistant in a second year course who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the education of chemistry students in a tutorial setting. Each award consists of $500 and a framed award certificate.

This year's recipient is:

2016 - 2017 Not Yet Awarded

To learn more about the Department of Chemistry Award for Excellence in Teaching Assistance.

Nature of Award

An award, sponsored by the chemistry department’s DSC, is given annually to the tutorial teaching assistant in a second year course who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the education of chemistry students in a tutorial setting. Each award consists of $500 and a framed award certificate.

Nomination Criteria

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 tutorial sessions, or by providing individual student academic assistance. A TA is eligible to receive one Award in any specific academic year.

Nomination Procedure

Nominations will be made in the following way:

  • Students will have an opportunity to nominate their TA by completing an online TA nomination form or a written form prepared by the professor in charge of the course for which the graduate student is a TA. This evaluation should contain persuasive and compelling reasons why the TA deserves special recognition. The name of the TA and course taught by the TA must be included in the nomination document.
  • Professors who have worked with a TA may also nominate that TA, may write a letter of support for any nominee or may voice their support in a selection committee meeting.

Selection Process

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.

Presentation of Award

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.

Past Winners

2015 - 2016 Sadaf Tahmasebi
2014 - 2015 Lily Huang
2013 - 2014 Stephanie Whyte
2012 - 2013 Jeremy Durelle
2011 - 2012 Mark Raycroft
2010 - 2011 Eric Keske
2009 - 2010 Gillian Mackey

Fisher Scientific Teaching Assistant Award

An award, sponsored by Fisher Scientific 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.

This year's recipient is:

2016 - 2017 Not Yet Awarded

To learn more about the Fisher Scientific Teaching Assistant Award.

Nature of Award

An award, sponsored by Fisher Scientific 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.

Nomination Criteria

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.

Nomination Procedure

Nominations will be made in the following way:

  • Students will have an opportunity to nominate their TA by completing an online TA nomination form or a written form prepared by the professor in charge of the course for which the graduate student is a TA. This evaluation should contain persuasive and compelling reasons why the TA deserves special recognition. The name of the TA and course taught by the TA must be included in the nomination document.
  • Professors who have worked with a TA may also nominate that TA, may write a letter of support for any nominee or may voice their support in a selection committee meeting.

Selection Process

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.

Presentation of Award

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.

Past Winners

2015 - 2016 Gurpaul Kochhar
2014 - 2015 Nausheen Sadiq
2013 - 2014 Nicholas Andrews
2012 - 2013 Mark Raycroft
2011 - 2012 Julia van Drunen
2010 - 2011 Stephen Walker
2009 - 2010 Zac Hudson
2008 - 2009 Shalyn Littlefield
2007 - 2008 Jeremy Praetorius
2006 - 2007 Greg Potter
2005 - 2006 David Edwards
2004 - 2005 Dalia Abdallah
2003 - 2004 Kevin McEleney

Graduating Class Award for Excellence in Teaching Chemistry

This award is given by the Graduating Class in Chemistry to recognize a faculty member for their excellence in teaching.

This year's recipient is:

2016 - 2017 Not Yet Awarded

To learn more about the Graduating Class Award for Excellence in Teaching Chemistry.

Nature of Award

This award is given by the Graduating Class in Chemistry to recognize a faculty member for their excellence in teaching.

Nomination Criteria

Nominees must have taught members of the current graduating class in any of their four years.

Nomination Procedure

Students in the graduating class submit nominations of faculty to the Chemistry Departmental Student Council.

Selection Process

The nominees are voted on by members of the current graduating class.

Presentation of Award

The winner of the award is presented with a plaque at the Chemistry Banquet in March.

Past Winners

2015 - 2016 Nicholas Mosey
2014 - 2015 Richard Oleschuk
2013 - 2014 Nicholas Mosey     
2012 - 2013 Richard Oleschuk
2011 - 2012 Suning Wang
2010 - 2011 Richard Oleschuk
2009 - 2010 Suning Wang
2008 - 2009 Michael Baird
2007 - 2008 Richard Oleschuk
2006 - 2007 Robert Lemieux
2005 - 2006 Stan Brown
2004 - 2005 Richard Oleschuk
2002 - 2003 Michael Baird
2001 - 2002 Michael Baird
2001 - 2002 Walter Szarek
2000 - 2001 Stephen Brown
1999 - 2000 Walter Szarek
1998 - 1999 Gary vanLoon
1997 - 1998 Donal MacArtney
1996 - 1997 Robert Lemieux
1995 - 1996 Gary vanLoon
1994 - 1995 Gary vanLoon
1993 - 1994 Michael Baird
1992 - 1993 Walter Szarek

William Patrick Doolan Award

The award is given annually (in April) to the graduate student who is deemed to have contributed the most to demonstrating in the first year chemistry laboratories. The value of the award is current $500 and was set up to honour the memory of William Patrick "Paddy" Doolan who was a laboratory instructor for many years in the Department of Chemistry. The idea for the award came from several Professors Emeriti in Chemistry who donated the money to establish the award.

This year's recipient is:

2016 - 2017 Not Yet Awarded

To learn more about the William Patrick Doolan Award.

Nature of Award

The award is given annually (in April) to the graduate student who is deemed to have contributed the most to demonstrating in the first year chemistry laboratories. The value of the award is current $500 and was set up to honour the memory of William Patrick "Paddy" Doolan who was a laboratory instructor for many years in the Department of Chemistry. The idea for the award came from several Professors Emeriti in Chemistry who donated the money to establish the award.

Nomination Criteria

The recipient must be a full-time graduate student in the Department of Chemistry who are laboratory demonstrators in the first-year laboratories (CHEM 112, CHEM 116, CHEM 120, and/or CHEM 121).

Nomination Procedure

There are no nominees - see Selection Process.

Selection Process

The recipient of the award is selected from a panel of three; first-year lab coordinator, first-year course coordinator, and the graduate coordinator. The name of the recipient is forwarded to the Head of the Department for her/his approval.

Presentation of Award

The recipient is notified in writing, and is awarded a cheque for $500. The winner's name is published in the Chemistry Newsletter.

Past Winners

2015 - 2016 Andrew Fraser
2014 - 2015 Annica Freytag
2013 - 2014 John Omo Ikpugha
2012 - 2013 Not Awarded
2011 - 2012 Parisa Akhshi
2010 - 2011 Julian Kwok
2009 - 2010 Patrick Cashin
2008 - 2009 Ying Yin Lau 
2007 - 2008 Irene Kwan
2007 - 2008 Rodica Pecheanu
2006 - 2007 Guru Saravanabhavan
2005 - 2006 Jenny Du
2004 - 2005 Goran Stojcevic
2002 - 2003 John Brownie
2002 - 2003 Alison Holliday
2001 - 2002 Dalia Abdallah
2000 - 2001 Clayton Jakans
1999 - 2000 Carmen Lazar
1998 - 1999 James Ashenhurst
1997 - 1998 Susan Swanburg
1996 - 1997 Michael Murray
1995 - 1996 Catherine Smith
1994 - 1995 Travis Fridgen
1993 - 1994 Christopher Barrett

Agilent Technologies Excellence in Teaching Assistant Award for 3rd Year Chemistry Laboratory

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.

This year's recipient is:

      Unfortunately this award will no longer be given.

To learn more about the Agilent Technologies Excellence in Teaching Assistant Award for 3rd Year Chemistry Laboratory.

Nature of Award

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.

Nomination Criteria

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.

Nomination Procedure

Nominations will be made in the following way:

Students will have an opportunity to nominate their TA by completing an online TA nomination form or a written form prepared by the professor in charge of the course for which the graduate student is a TA. This evaluation should contain persuasive and compelling reasons why the TA deserves special recognition. The name of the TA and course taught by the TA must be included in the nomination document.

Professors who have worked with a TA may also nominate that TA, may write a letter of support for any nominee or may voice their support in a selection committee meeting.

Selection Process

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.

Presentation of Award

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.

Past Winners

      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

Din Lal Teaching Assistant Award

Each year, the Department of Chemistry of Queen's University shall honor seven teaching assistants who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the education of undergraduate chemistry students of Queen's University.

This year's recipient is:

      Unfortunately this award will no longer be given.

To learn more about the Din Lal Teaching Assistant Award.

Nature of Award

Each year, the Department of Chemistry of Queen's University shall honor 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.

Nomination Criteria

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.

Nomination Procedure

Nominations will be made in the following way:

Students will have an opportunity to nominate their TA by completing an online TA nomination form or a written form prepared by the professor in charge of the course for which the graduate student is a TA. This evaluation should contain persuasive and compelling reasons why the TA deserves special recognition. The name of the TA and courses taught by the TA must be included in the nomination document.

Professors who have worked with a TA may also write a letter of support for any nominee or voice their support in a selection committee meeting.

Selection Process

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.

Presentation of Award

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.

Past Winners

      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