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Named TAship

Goal - $200,000 per annum 

The Named TAship program is based on annual donations of $5000, or more, typically pledged for at least three years.

Queen’s provides funding for teaching assistants, based on a relatively high ratio of students to instructors, which we are supplementing with this fund. We need approximately 40 sponsors per year, for the current complement of about 90+ undergraduate students in each year of the program, to ensure a high-quality learning environment in our laboratories, field trips and field schools. The fund benefits the students who work as Teaching Assistants, and the students being taught.                               

At this time:

Each $5000 donation adds two graduate or four undergraduate students to the teaching team.

The current level of funding is $90,000 per year (45% of our target of $200,000).

The following Named TAship donors are gratefully acknowledged:

Corporate Donors:

Arc Resources
Bruce Geotechnical Consultants Ltd 
Endeavour Silver
Klohn Crippen Berger
Thurber Engineering Ltd.


Individual Donors:

Wayne Foo MSc‘80 & Lynne Marshall

Greg Heath GEOE’96

Gord Keep Sc‘79 &
Katherine Keep Artsci (Politics) ‘81

Griff Murphy Sc‘86 &
Anne Raymond Sc‘87

Bill Pearson MSc‘77 PhD’80

Marc Prefontaine MSc ‘95

Roger Smith, Sc'72, MSc'78, &
Lorna Smith, Arts'69, MA'72, Ed'73

Rick Wasfy Sc‘04 &
Katie Anne MacInnis Sc’04