The Malcolm Stott Teaching Assistant Award is given to one graduate student in each term for excellence as a teaching assistant either in the classroom or the lab in any Physics or Engineering Physics course. The funds for the award have been generously donated by Bing Wang, who is a former PhD student of Professor Stott.
The award, which was started in 2015, will be given every year to two graduate students, one in each term, for excellence as teaching assistants during the term. Nominations are made by undergraduate students in courses in which the TA worked. Awardees receive $500 and a certificate.
Our TAs contribute greatly to your university experience and this nomination is your opportunity to recognize an excellent contribution.
In order to nominate a TA for the Malcolm Stott Award in the current term, complete and submit the Nomination Form by the last day of classes in the given term, giving specific reasons why your TA should be recognized. If you have further questions please email Melissa Balson, Assistant to the Department Head & Undergraduate Program Assistant.
About Professor Malcolm Stott
Malcolm Stott was a professor of physics from 1970 until his retirement in 2008. He taught Arts and Science, and Applied Science students at all levels and supervised many graduate students. He won the Undergraduate Award for Excellence in Teaching Physics in 1996 and 1998. He served as Head of the Department of Physics from 1982 to 1988, and was then Associate Dean in the Faculty of Arts and Science for five years.
His theoretical physics research is well known throughout the world and in 1980 he was awarded the Rutherford Memorial Medal of the Royal Society of Canada for his research work. Although he has had great success in all aspects of his career, he has always felt that the highest calling of a professor is teaching, wherein one has the opportunity to plant new ideas in young minds.