Call for Nominations: Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards – Deadline: March 5, 2021

Call for Nominations: Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards

In recognition of the valuable role that Teaching Assistants play in our undergraduate programs, UBC annually awards sixteen Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards. Each Killam GTA Award includes a Certificate and $1,000.00. These awards seek to recognize teaching excellence within our institution and to underscore the importance and value that UBC places on teaching and learning. The award is open to any UBC Graduate Teaching Assistant who acts or has acted in this position at UBC Vancouver during the current and/or preceding academic year (2020-21 and/or 2019-20).

Nomination Process

Nominations should be encouraged from faculty supervisors (professors, senior laboratory instructors) of the Graduate Teaching Assistant nominee, from colleagues working closely with the nominee, and from students who attend/attended the nominee’s class or laboratory. GTAs can also self-nominate for the award.

Please note that there is no application or nomination form. The nomination takes the form of a teaching dossier and supporting documentation, from either the student/peer/faculty nominating party or the self-nominee. Please see attached for guidelines for compiling the dossier and supporting documentation.

If the TA work is performed in a Department other than the GTA’s “home” Department (where they are registered), the nomination package should be submitted to the Department in which the work is performed, and the home Department should be notified of the nomination. Should the nominee be named a winner, both Departments should be mentioned when the Dean’s Office submits the winner’s name to the Provost Office.

Nomination Deadline: Individual nomination packages must be submitted to admissions@mech.ubc.ca by 8:00AM Friday, March 5, 2021.