In recognition of the valuable role that Teaching Assistants play in our programs, UBC annually awards nineteen Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Awards. Each UBC 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 Graduate Teaching Assistant at UBC Vancouver who has been acting in the position during the current academic year (2022-23) and/or the preceding academic year (2021-22).
Nominations should be encouraged from the GTA’s faculty supervisors (e.g. professors, senior laboratory instructors), from colleagues working closely with the GTA nominee, and from students who attend/attended the nominee’s class or laboratory. GTAs may 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 of supporting documentation, from either the student/peer/faculty nominating party or the self-nominee. Please see Appendix II of the 2023 call for nominations for guidelines for compiling the dossier. 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.
Individual nomination packages must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 8:00 AM Friday, March 3, 2023.
For details related to eligibility, criteria and guidelines for preparing submissions, see the 2023 call for nominations and the information at https://academic.ubc.ca/awards-funding/award-opportunities/teaching-awards. If you have questions or require further clarification, please contact Selina Fast at email@example.com and copy firstname.lastname@example.org in your email.