BIPOC TA Teaching Excellence Award

BIPOC Teaching Excellence Award Winner

Kavita Reddy, Political Science

2023 Shortlisted Candidates
Arkaprabha Chakraborty, English
Richard Tang, Nursing
Samantha Chang, Art History

The Teaching Assistants’ Training Program’s (TATP) Teaching Excellence Award was created in 2003 to recognize the outstanding contributions of teaching assistants at the University of Toronto. The award seeks to value the work of TAs who regularly inspire and challenge undergraduate students.

The BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Persons of Colour) Teaching Excellence Award is being launched this academic year (2022-2023), in response to a recommendation in the Report of the University of Toronto Anti-Black Racism Task Force to recognize lived experiences of members of various Black, Indigenous, and racialized communities whose experience in academic settings have been disproportionately impacted by systemic barriers and other forms of discrimination, as well as highlight their accomplishments and excellence in teaching practice at the University of Toronto.

Recipient will receive a monetary award, the opportunity to participate in the TA Award winner panel at the Tri-campus TA Week, and a certificate.

If you have any questions regarding the nomination process, please contact


Nominations Open: December 16, 2022

Nominations Close: March 3, 2023 at end of day (5:00p.m.)

Short List Announced: March 22, 2023

Supporting Material Due: April 12, 2023 at end of day (5:00p.m.)

Winners Announced: April 28, 2023