Graduate student Deborah Good receives Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award

May 12, 2020

Congratulations to PHAS graduate student Deborah Good, who is receiving the Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award this year!

The award recognizes the important role Teaching Assistants (TAs) play in students' learning experience, and the department's teaching mission. Each year, only sixteen TAs are selected among thousands of UBC TAs, making this award an extraordinary achievement. 

Department Head Colin Gay highlighted Deborah's contributions in his email announcement. "Deborah has been an exceptional contributor in her many roles, as a TA for several physics and astronomy classes, as a leader of the Teaching Assistant Professional Development program, and in helping transform the labs in ASTR 101, just to name a few of her many accomplishments," said Colin. "Our TAs are the first lines of contact with many of our undergrads, and they have an enormous impact on the learning and experience of these students at UBC."

"I'm so excited and honoured to be selected for the Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award," Deborah shared. "Without a doubt, being a TA is one of my favourite aspects of graduate school, and I've been fortunate to have several unique opportunities to be part of teaching and curriculum development in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. As much as I love it, teaching is hard work, so it's great to receive formal acknowledgements for my efforts."

Congratulations again Deborah - the award is well-deserved!

For the full list of award recipients, visit the UBC VP Academic and Provost website