Mechanical Engineering Teaching Assistant Carly Jones has won a Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Award for her outstanding work in several courses, including as Head TA for the department’s second year program Mech 2. Jones is a PhD candidate with the School of Biomedical Engineering, where she is part of the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility (CHHM). At CHHM she studies cartilage health using MRI and mechanical testing equipment in knees and hips with bone marrow lesions associated with osteoarthritis under Faculty of Medicine Professor and Mechanical Engineering Associate Member, Dr. David Wilson, and co-supervisor Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor of Teaching Dr. Agnes d’Entremont.
As Head TA for the Mech 2 program, Jones runs orientation for the team of program TAs, managing over fifty TAs and communicating with students, TA and Instructor teams, and running several interconnected course websites providing the program’s 124 students with assignments, test results, administrative answers and online homework troubleshooting. This year, she also assisted the team of instructors with the administrative and teaching software used to run the program online for the first time. She has been a TA for Mech 2 and MECH 435 since 2017, and she has taught MECH 435 as a Sessional Lecturer since January 2021. She is also currently lead lab TA for BMEG 230, which is a course she helped develop in 2018. Her dedication to teaching is recognized by the instructors she has worked with, as well as undergraduate students.
Killam GTA awards are given to sixteen outstanding UBC Teaching Assistants who contribute to undergraduate learning through their skills and abilities. Read about all the Faculty of Applied Science Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award and the Killam Teaching Prize recipients at: https://apsc.ubc.ca/news/2021/04/ubc-applied-science-profs-and-grad-students-receive-killam-teaching-awards
Congratulations to Ms. Jones on receiving this award, and thank you for all your contributions to academic excellence at Mechanical Engineering and UBC!