Killam Graduate TA Teaching Awards

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 graduate program may submit one nomination only.


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

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

Complete details of this award are available on the UBC Provost and VP Academic website.


Graduate Program nomination packages should be emailed as PDF copies c/o Dr. Wendy Robinson to:


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 2018-19 academic year is held by the Faculty of Dentistry.