Nominations for the 2023-2024 Outstanding TA Awards are now open!

This award celebrates the support TAs give to the undergraduate programs in their disciplines, their roles in establishing a positive learning environment and their work in implementing innovative teaching practices

Five TAs will be awarded this honour and will receive a certificate and $250. In addition, up to five honourable mentions will be awarded.

All TAs for the 2023-2024 academic year are eligible for the Outstanding TA Award. The current academic year includes SPRING/SUMMER 2023, FALL 2023, and WINTER 2024. The deadline to apply is by midnight on April 5, 2024.

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To nominate a TA, fill out and submit the form below:

Outstanding TA Award Nomination

Use this form to submit your nomination for all eligible TA awards. Please note that all nominators - students, faculty, peers and self-nominators - can use this form to submit nominations.
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  • (Course the TA is/was assigned to. Enter as XXXX ####. For example, SYSC 1606.)
  • Examples of Teaching Excellence

    Complete the following nomination fields in support of your nominated teaching assistant. Please remember that these awards recognize excellence in the work that TAs do in support of teaching and learning (in class, via email, on Brightspace, in office hours, as well as on assignments and exams).

    In order to ensure your nomination is as meaningful as possible, please include as much specific information/examples as possible.

    PLEASE NOTE: Candidates are scored on a rubric for EACH category below, so it is to your nominee's benefit to address each area.
  • *Faculty members are strongly encouraged to submit a letter of support that addresses EACH of the categories below, as all candidates are scored using the same rubric.

    *Materials may include feedback the nominee has provided to students, feedback from students/faculty on the nominee's teaching, emails to/from students or the nominee's supervisor, and so on. In order to appreciate these submissions, be sure to contextualize how these materials support excellence in teaching and learning.

    *Supporting materials must be brought together in ONE FILE, and that file must be 5 PAGES OR LESS and saved in DOC, DOCX, or PDF format. Zipped/multiple files or single files longer than 5 pages will NOT be reviewed by the committee.

    *Supporting materials submitted on the nominee's behalf must refer to the nominee's work for the CURRENT academic year. Materials submitted that document work done in previous years will NOT be reviewed by the committee.