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The LTO TA/GA Awards

The purpose of the LTO’s TA/GA Awards Program is to recognize, promote, and reward the contributions that teaching and graduate assistants (TA/GAs) make to enhance the quality of undergraduate student learning experiences at Ryerson. The TA/GA Awards centre on the development of self-directedness in the TA/GA role by emphasizing three criteria: community building, employee relations, and the student experience.

2016-2017 Recipients
  • Bonnie Armstrong, Faculty of Arts, Department of Psychology
  • Christine Bell, Faculty of Arts, Department of Philosophy
  • Gerald Mak, Ted Rogers School of Management, School of Information Technology Management
  • Parisa Naraei, Faculty of Science, Department of Computer Science
  • Noura Sinno, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, Department of Civil Engineering
2015-2016 Recipients
  • Dante Camarena, Faculty of Science, Department of Computer Science
  • Runa Das, Faculty of Arts, Department of Sociology
  • Natalie Morning, Student Learning Support, Student Affairs
  • Alevtina Naumova, Digital Media Zone (DMZ)
  • Muhammad Yousaf, Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry and Biology



Nominees must have worked as a teaching assistant or graduate teaching assistant (TA or GA) at Ryerson over the 2016/2017 academic year. Note: Research Assistants (RAs) are not eligible. A person can receive this award only once throughout his/her time at Ryerson. Nominees must not have any affiliation with the Awards Committee that may constitute a conflict of interest. Candidates can be nominated or they may self-nominate.  

Nomination Process

The nomination package must include the following:

  • Nomination form [pdf]
  • Letter of reference from the Supervising Instructor
  • Letter of reference from a student
  • Letter of reference from a peer, colleague, or other TA/GA
  • Reflection/portfolio from the TA/GA    

The nomination package must be received by 4pm on January 30th 2018 (for fall term contracts) or May 14th 2018 (for winter term or full-year contracts). The nomination package must be delivered to Curtis Maloley at the Learning & Teaching Office (KHW 373). Please note that any incomplete or late applications will not be considered for this award.

For full details about the TA/GA Awards, the nomination package components and the selection criteria, please review the full nomination guidelines [pdf].


Questions/Primary Contact

Curtis Maloley
Educational Developer
Ext. 6598,