Graduate Student Teaching Awards of Excellence

Each year, SOGS recognizes the efforts of our extraordinary graduate students who dedicate themselves to teaching and the educational experience of students at Western University with the Graduate Student Teaching Awards (GSTA). Awards of $500 are presented annually to graduate students.

Award recipients are selected by the GSTA Committee based on the results of standard evaluations and written comments provided by nominees’ students, faculty, and staff.  Since 2005, the nomination and evaluation process is completed entirely online. The awards are sponsored by the Society of Graduate Students (SOGS) and the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS). We encourage students, faculty, and staff to nominate graduate students that demonstrate outstanding teaching capabilities.

TAs will be notified if they have been nominated and receive feedback to use for their teaching dossiers with permission indicated by their nominator.

The winners of the 2018-2019 GSTA Awards are:

Social Sciences:

Stephen Sartor
Nicolyn Charlot
Pearl Vyas
Clara Stafford




Physical Sciences:

Alexis Pascual
Eunice Chan
Sara Zimmo
Navid Afrasiabian
Marco Gallone



Arts & Humanities:

Percy Sherwood
Liceth Bohorquez Leon
David Mongor
Jianmin Zheng
Leonardi Joewono



Biological Sciences:

Dale Fournier
Sureka Selvaku
Greydon Gilmore
Kelly Kennedy
Paige Eansor
Claire Park



Check out the 2018-2018 GSTA ceremony photos here:

A list of past recipients can be found here!

(Please note this list is incomplete as of June 2019. We are in the process of updating the previous recipients list with missing information. Thank you.)

2017-2018 GSTA awards

View images from the 2017-2018 GSTA awards here.

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