Applied Health Sciences Teaching Assistant Award

Has one of your Applied Health Sciences (AHS) teaching assistants done excellent work this term? Please consider nominating them for the Applied Health Sciences Teaching Assistant Award.

Up to one Applied Health Sciences Teaching Assistant Awards valued at $500 will be offered in each of the School of Public Health and Health Systems, Department of Kinesiology, and Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies per term.

Who can be nominated?

Any current graduate student in the Faculty of AHS who serves, or has served, as a teaching assistant (TA) within the current academic year is eligible.

How can I nominate someone?

Nominations may come from instructors, students, and other teaching assistants. Simply fill out the brief nomination form to tell us why they were such a terrific teaching assistant. Please provide specific examples that illustrate the candidate's exceptional teaching quality.

What should I write?

  • How did they demonstrate a strong commitment to the overall learning, academic, and personal growth of students?
  • How did they exhibit clear communication skills during tutorials, labs, and/or office hours?
  • How did they demonstrate intellectual rigour, enthusiasm, and integrity?
  • How they positively influence students?
  • How did they demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of students?
  • How did they contribute to high-quality teaching and student learning (e.g., through tutorials, guest lectures, or in one-on-one meetings with students)?

If you have any questions before nominating a candidate you can contact an AHS Teaching Fellow.

When is the deadline for nominations?

Nominations are accepted throughout the year, with specific calls for nominations going out via email early in December, April and August.

Who selects the winners?

The current AHS Teaching Fellows team will select the winners. In the event that a teaching fellow has submitted a nomination for their own teaching assistant, they shall recuse themselves from the process and will be replaced by the Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, or a suitable alternate.



  • Liliana Bressan, Public Health and Health Systems
  • Justin Davidson, Kinesiology
  • Jaylyn Leighton, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Veronica Sacco, Public Health and Health Systems