The Faculty of Health’s Teaching Fellows are excited to announce the recipients of the Winter 2023 Faculty of Health Teaching Assistant Awards:

Michelle Tomczewski 

Kinesiology and Health Sciences

Michelle Tomczewski

Michelle Tomczewski supported Dr. Robin Duncan this past term, who described her as being a motivating leader during in-class activities. Tomczewski worked hard to ensure that students who were participating in the course virtually had as rich an experience as those who were in person.

Noramy Gonzalia Diaz

Recreation and Leisure Studies

Noramy Gonzalia Dias

Noramy Gonzalia Diaz supported Dr. Karla Boluk, who praised her for her thoughtful and timely delivery of feedback on student assignments. Gonzalia Diaz’ attention to detail and anticipation of potential issues were also greatly appreciated.

Tasha Shields 

School of Public Health Sciences

Tasha Shields

Tasha Shields supported Dr. Rhona Hanning with a new course this past term, drawing on Medicine Wheel teachings to share her lived experience, which really resonated with students. Hanning praised Shields for her willingness to be open and vulnerable with her students.

The Faculty's Teaching Assistant Awards, valued at $500 each, are designed to reward graduate students who have served as excellent teaching assistants in each of the three academic units every term. The nomination process and past winners can be found here.