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Certificate in University Teaching Award

The Certificate in University Teaching (CUT) Award is given annually to a graduate student who shows a strong commitment to their development as a university teacher and demonstrates the highest achievement on completion of the CUT program. Jointly administered by the Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and the Graduate Studies Office (GSO), this award serves to acknowledge the importance of teaching development efforts by Waterloo’s graduate students. The CUT Award is open to all graduate students who have completed the Certificate in University Teaching Program. As the winner is determined internally, no application is required and self-nominations are not accepted.  Selection is made jointly by CTE and GSO and the winner is announced in April. The Award consists of a book on university teaching and a cash award. Funding for the CUT award is provided by the Graduate Studies Office.

Past CUT Award Recipients

Year Name Department Faculty
2006 Veronica Austen English Arts
2007 Trent Tucker Management Sciences Engineering
2008 Diana Chisholm Statistics & Actuarial Science Mathematics
2009 Mareike Müller Germanic & Slavic Studies Arts
2010 Ramila Peiris Chemical Engineering Engineering
2011 Dinushan Nesan Biology Science
2012 Reza Ramezan Statistics & Actuarial Science Mathematics
2013 Rachel Murdy Campbell Chemical Engineering Engineering

Carlos Moreno

Electrical & Computer Engineering Engineering
2015 Marzieh Riahinezhad Chemical Engineering Engineering
2016 Alexander Howse Applied Mathematics Mathematics
2017 Amanda Garcia  Systems Design Engineering Engineering

Other teaching awards for graduate students

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