Three uOttawa students receive the inaugural Excellence Award for Teaching Assistants

OTTAWA, April 18, 2013 — Three outstanding University of Ottawa Teaching Assistants (TA) will receive a recognition from the Teaching and Learning Support Service (TLSS) for their achievements, their contribution and their dedication to the students who are entrusted to them as TAs; a role that is pivotal to the quality of learning and the student experience.

Indeed, the TLSS’ Excellence Award for Teaching Assistants Program, as part of the Campus Campaign, is the result of a special project created and funded by the TLSS’ employees. The award aims to value the work of TAs and their remarkable contribution in the classrooms. This annual program gives out an Excellence Award in three categories: Science, Humanities and Online Course, each award comes in the form of a $500 prize.

The three 2013 Excellence Awards recipients are:

Travis John Saunders - School of Human Kinetics, Faculty of Health Sciences

Annik Bilodeau - Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Spanish, Faculty of Arts

Online Course
Rebecca J. Hogue - Faculty of Education

Although this project is only in its first year, 42 submissions, all equally excellent, were received. This is the reason why the Selection Committee decided to give nine Honorable Mentions, in addition to the three Awards. The TAs who will receive an Honorable Mention are:

ScienceHumanitiesOnline Course 
Angela Alberga
Faculty of Health Sciences 
Alexandre Baril
Faculty of Social Sciences 
Stéphanie Talbot
Faculty of Social Sciences 
Patrick Dumond
Faculty of Engineering 
Alexandre Sawyer
Faculty of Arts 
Joel Lemay
Faculty of Science 
Lisa Weighton
Faculty of Social Sciences 
Mélanie Perras
Faculty of Health Sciences 
Sarah Wassmer
Faculty of Medicine 

 The Award Ceremony will take place at the end of the month for those students, with their respective deans and professors.

Teaching and Learning Support Service
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