Call for Nominations: 2019-20 Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Award – Deadline: March 6, 2020

2019-20 Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Awards

In recognition of the valuable role that teaching assistants play in our undergraduate programs, the university annually awards sixteen Killam Graduate Teaching Awards to UBC Teaching Assistants. The Killam GTA Award includes a certificate and $1,000.00. The sixteen awards, given annually, reinforce the important message to students (both undergraduate and graduate) that UBC values teaching and seeks to recognize teaching excellence within our institution.


The award is open to any Graduate Teaching Assistant who acts or has acted in this position during the current and/or preceding academic year (2019/20, 2018/19).

Nomination Process:

Nominations are encouraged from faculty supervisors (professors, senior laboratory instructors) of the Graduate Teaching Assistant nominee, from colleagues working closely with the nominee, and from the students who attended the nominee’s class or laboratory. TAs can also self-nominate for the award. Nominations are to be submitted to the their respective program for review. Each graduate program may then forward one nomination package to the Dean’s office for consideration.

Nomination Deadlines:

Individual nomination packages must be submitted to the by Friday, March 6, 2020. Please review the Call for Nominations letter for more information on application and adjudication procedures.