Teaching Assistant Award

YEAR           AWARDEE
          Giulia Del Gobbo
2019-2020           Tiffany Carlaw
2018-2019           Giulia Del Gobbo
2017-2018           Jack Hickmott
2016-2017           Samantha Wilson
2015-2016           Emma Hitchcock
2014-2015           Peter Thompson
2013-2014           Samantha Wilson
2012-2013           Peter Thompson
2011-2012           George Chung
2010-2011           Courtney Hanna
2009-2010           Farah Zahir

The Medical Genetics Teaching Assistant Award was first instituted in 2010 by a group of MEDG 530 students who felt that their hard-working TA (Farah Zahir) deserved to be recognized in a special way. Since then, the term-end students’ evaluation form includes a section for them to recommend (or not) their TA for this distinctive award. Students write comments and rank their TA (on a scale of 1-5) on the following criteria:

  • The TA promoted learning in the course
  • The TA communicated effectively
  • The TA was well-prepared for the course
  • The TA stimulated interest in the course
  • The TA was accessible to students
  • The tutorial sessions were informative
  • The Canvas postings were helpful

Course coordinators are also asked to comment on and rank the TA’s performance of their duties. The Teaching Assistant Award Review Committee is composed of several members of the Research Day Committee. They receive copies of the student and course coordinator evaluations where the identifiers (the TA’s name and course name) have been removed, ensuring an unbiased process of selection.