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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.

2017-2018 Recipients

  • Jennifer Tsai Chang, Faculty of Community Services, School of Nutrition
  • Mona Elmosallamy, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, Department of Civil Engineering
  • Christina Mutschler, Faculty of Arts, Department of Psychology
  • Sarah Nicholson, Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
  • David Tenty, Faculty of Science, Department of Computer Science

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

 

Eligibility

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.  

Nomination Process

The nomination process occurs through the Ryerson University Award Nomination Portalhttps://hr.apps.ccs.ryerson.ca/ans/nominate/93

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

“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].

 

Questions/Primary Contact

Curtis Maloley
Educational Developer
Ext. 6598, cmaloley@ryerson.ca

 

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