Killam Graduate TA Teaching Awards

THIS COMPETITION IS CURRENTLY CLOSED-The Faculty of Medicine will hold this competition next in the 2017-2018 academic year.


In recognition of the valuable role that teaching assistants play in our undergraduate programs, the university annually awards teaching prizes to sixteen UBC Teaching Assistants. The prize includes both a certificate and $1,000. Successful candidates will have met criteria that result in a high level of respect from undergraduate students and academic or course supervisors.

The award is open to any Graduate Teaching Assistant who acts or has acted in this position during the current and/or preceding academic year.

Nomination Process:
Nominations are encouraged from faculty supervisors (professors, senior laboratory instructors) of the Graduate Teaching Assistant nominee, from colleagues working closely with the nominee, and from the students who attended the nominee’s class or laboratory. TAs can also self-nominate for the award.

Each program may submit one nomination only.


Individual nomination packages must be submitted to the Program Head by TBA.

Program nomination packages are submitted to Dean of Medicine’s Office by TBA.

Complete details of this award are available on the Office of Graduate Programs and Research website.


Please submit nomination packages to:

Dr. Wendy Robinson
c/o Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Coordinator
317-2194 Health Sciences Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3


If you have any questions regarding this process, please contact the Graduate and Postdoctoral Research Coordinator at 604-822-8633 or

Note: The Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry alternate in eligibility for this award, with it being offered to each respective faculty on a biennial basis; the 2016-17 academic year is held by the Faculty of Dentistry.