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GATA Award Winners 2012

GA/TA Award for Educational Leadership

Christin Moeller

Christin Moeller (Psychology)
Christin is committed to student learning: she designs and facilitates workshops, organizes student retreats, participates in course enhancement processes, mentors and advises peers, and serves as a student representative on campus-wide committees. She truly creates a positive learning-centred community in her department.

Theresa Spanjers

Theresa Spanjers (Physics)
Theresa’s leadership, her breadth of teaching and assessment methods, use of feedback for course improvement, and her personal efforts to help students develop multiple skillsets positively impact the educational culture of her department. She is a leader in the classroom and across campus.

Jordan Urlacher

Jordan Urlacher (Psychology)
Jordan takes a proactive and well-organized approach to identifying and addressing student needs before (and as) they arise. Students benefit from his facilitation and management of experiential learning opportunities.


GA/TA Award for Educational Practice

Brianne Jones

Brianne Jones (Sociology,Anthropology, and Criminology)
Brianne engages students with a variety of teaching methods and strategies, including well-planned experiential and problem-based learning approaches. This, combined with her emphasis on critical and fair assessment, truly makes her a particularly dedicated and effective educator.

Krista Kermer

Krista Kermer (History and Women’s Studies)
Krista prepares students to successfully navigate and learn from their assignments by using models, examples, and multiple types of feedback. She purposely integrates many teaching approaches to motivate her students and create a positive learning-centred environment.

Orrin-Porter Morrison, Dayna Ouellette, and Julia Colella

Orrin-Porter Morrison, Dayna Ouellette, and Julia Colella (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
Orrin-Porter, Julia, and Dayna far exceed the expectations of typical GAs or TAs: they contributed to the Foundations of Academic Writing course textbook, created a peer review guide, organized and led TA training sessions, and most notably, implemented a step-by-step peer review system that will benefit current and future students.