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.
Nominees must have worked as a teaching assistant or graduate teaching assistant (TA or GA) at Ryerson over the 2018/2019 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.
Nominations must be submitted through the Ryerson University Award Nomination Portal:
As part of your nomination package, you will upload five documents in pdf format:
1. Letter of reference from the Supervising Instructor (SI)1
2. Letter of reference from a student
3. Letter of reference from a peer, colleague, or other TA/GA
4. Teaching philosophy
5. Additional documentation
1 “Supervising Instructor” (SI) is a Faculty member, Instructor, School Director, Department Chair, or Learning Support Coordinator who is responsible for supervising the Assistant in the TA/GA role.
The nomination package must be submitted to the Ryerson University Award Nomination Portal by 4:00pm on January 29th 2019 (for fall term contracts) or May 14th 2019 (for winter term or full-year contracts).
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].