TA Teaching Excellence Awards

2019 Recipients

Maryam Abdinejad, Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences

Kristin Ancevicius, Department of Cell and Systems Biology

Kristen Bos, Department of Anthropology

Ali Greey, Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education

Kyle Kinaschuk, Department of English

2019 Shortlisted Candidates:

Ryan Berryhill, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Lu-Vada Dunford, Department of Philosophy

Abdullah Farooqi, Department of History

Allan Kuan, Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering

Frank Shin-Haw Lee, Department of Physiology

Steven Loleski, Department of Political Science

Sarah Shah, Department of Sociology

Important Dates for 2018-19 Award

Nominations Open: November 12, 2018
Nominations Close: February 25, 2019

Short List Announced: March 19, 2019
Supporting Material Due: April 12, 2019 at noon

Winners Announced: April 29, 2019

If you have any questions regarding the nomination process, please contact natasha.ng@utoronto.ca.


If you are a teaching assistant who would like to share information about this award, please let colleagues, your department and students know how they can nominate a TA. All nominations are anonymous and a TA should not be involved in this process beyond sharing a link to this page.

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

If you have any questions about this award, please contact natasha.ng@utoronto.ca.


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.