President's Graduate Student Teaching Award Recipients

 

Congratulations to the 2021 recipients!

 

Katherine M. Marczenko

(PhD in Inorganic Chemistry Student) Faculty of Science
Katherine Marczenko completed a B.Sc. at the University of Guelph and an M.Sc. at McMaster University in Ontario. She is nearing completion of her Ph.D. in chemistry at Dalhousie University, which is supported by Vanier and Killam funding. Her research focuses on developing new molecules that display unusual reactivity and have the potential to replace precious metals in catalysis. Katherine has a strong reputation among both students and faculty as an effective and enthusiastic teacher across all environments. She has made significant contributions to ongoing curriculum development for second- and third-year chemistry courses. As part of her role as President of the Chemistry Graduate Student Society, Katherine led a team that redesigned Dalhousie’s Chemistry Outreach program to align with provincial learning themes and outcomes. In September 2021, she will start her new role as Crystallographer and Course Instructor at the University of Guelph. She hopes to share her enthusiasm for chemistry by teaching an upper year course on chemical crystallography that she developed as part of the requirements for CNLT 5000. 

 

Ralph (RJ) Redden

(PhD in Psychology) Faculty of Science
During his time at Dalhousie University, Ralph Redden completed his BA (Honours), MSc, and is nearing completion of his PhD (all in Psychology). His research has been supported by NSERC and Killam funding, and the supervision and mentorship of Dr. Ray Klein. He is preparing to defend his dissertation exploring how low-level automatic processes in our attentional systems interact with our immediate goals in order to create our conscious perception of our surrounding environment. Ralph has held numerous teaching positions here at Dalhousie, having served as a teaching assistant or course instructor in every year of his graduate tenure — in addition to completing the requirements of the Certificate in University Teaching and Learning. Ralph served as a teaching assistant in two core courses in the Psychology undergraduate program: Research Methods in Experimental Psychology, and Statistical Methods. He has instructed Intro to Psychology and Neuroscience, Research Methods in Attention (after TAing it for his supervisor on two occasions), and Experimental Social Psychology. Ralph espouses the practices and philosophies of the Open Science movement in his teaching, and believes that by creating a scientific culture where our materials, data, and outputs are openly available, we can break down systemic barriers that have served to marginalize many from participating in, and contributing to, scientific inquiry. Ralph is excited to represent the Black and Gold as he carries forth the exceptional training and the incredible network of colleagues he's developed at Dalhousie as he begins an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Alberta this Fall.

 

Christie Stilwell

(PhD in Health Student) Faculty of Health
Christie Stilwell is a graduate student in the PhD in Health Program and completed her MA and BSc (Hons) in Health Promotion at Dalhousie University. Her research interests relate to Indigenous health and wellbeing, aging and older adults, and health services. She has been an enthusiastic teaching assistant for the Introduction to Research Methods course in the School of Health and Human Performance and for the Women and Aging course in the School of Nursing, as well as other courses within the Faculty of Health over the past five years. Through the Heathy Populations Institute, she has worked to create unique learning and skill building opportunities for fellow graduate students with seminars, workshops, and the Healthy Populations Journal.

2020

Joseph Tassone, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science

Joseph Tassone completed his HBSc and MSc at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. He recently completed his PhD in Chemistry as a Vanier Scholar and Killam Scholar at Dalhousie University under the supervision of Dr. Mark Stradiotto, developing new chemical tools for the synthesis of compounds relevant to the pharmaceutical industry. Joseph was actively involved in many teaching experiences at Dalhousie. Joseph tutored undergraduate students in organic chemistry and acted as a Teaching Assistant in first year chemistry. His work as a Teaching Assistant saw his promotion to Senior Teaching Assistant, a role with greater supervisory and teaching responsibilities. More recently, Joseph was hired as a Part-Time Academic in first year chemistry, conducting review sessions before midterms and the final exam in the lecture portion of the course, and acting as an instructor in the laboratory portion of the course. He also participated in various outreach activities in the Chemistry department, and successfully fulfilled the requirements of the Certificate in University Teaching and Learning. Building on his successes at Dalhousie, Joseph will be beginning a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University later this year.

2019

Asmita Sodhi, Mathematics and Statistics

Asmita Sodhi has demonstrated all-around engagement in her teaching and has taken an active role in building her teaching credentials. She has been heavily involved in outreach activities with her department through her work with NS Math Circles and the Math Challenge Club. Her students think highly of her organization and the impact she has had on their learning.

Landon Getz, Microbiology and Immunology

Landon Getz has engaged in innovative and inclusive teaching practices while pursuing his PhD. Having served as a TA in both Microbiology and Chemistry, he has also supervised honours students, helped to develop learning materials, made contributions to professional development training for Resource Centre Assistants and served as a mentor to other graduate and undergraduate students.

Michael Beh, Chemistry, Faculty of Science

Michael Beh has served as a lab instructor for several years, not only engaging in the Certificate for University Teaching and Learning but also contributing to Centre for Learning and Teaching workshops. His contributions include teaching activities that have had an impact on undergraduate and graduate students, fellow TAs, high school students, and the general public. He also contributed to community teaching in an innovative way through a Dal 200 event, presenting a chemistry lecture as it would have been 150 years ago.

2017

David Beitelman, Department of Political Science

Sarah Greening, Department of Chemistry

2015

Travis Lundrigan, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science

Danen Poley, Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Becky Spencer, Interdisciplinary PhD, Faculty of Health Professions

 

1995-2014

2014

  • Josh Goreham, Department of Kinesiology, School of Health and Human Performance
  • Grace Murphy, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
  • Alana Westwood, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science

2013

  • Laura Albrecht, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
  • Christina Lord, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
  • Marcel Peloquin, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Faculty of Science

2012

  • Kurt Stover, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Faculty of Science

2011

  • Cheryl Watts, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Rachel Dingle, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Medicine
  • Victoria Walker, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science

2010

  • Sarah Crawford, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science

2009

  • Yuen-ying Carpenter, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
  • Jonathan Fawcett, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science
  • Cheryl Saunders, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science

2008

  • Leona Chu, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
  • Timothy O'Leary, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science
  • Meagan Timney, Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

2007

  • Warren Heiti, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Jason Pearson, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
  • Heather Phillips, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science

2006

  • Mr. Layman Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science
  • Mr. Curran, School of Planning, Faculty of Architecture and Planning

2004

  • Mr. Al-Darbi, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
  • Randy Lynn Newman, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science
  • Adam Timmons, Department of Physics, Faculty of Science

2003

  • Amy Keirstead, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
  • Karen Parker, Faculty of Computer Science
  • Mike Rygel, Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science

2002

  • Sandra Dawe, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine
  • Kayhan Ghatavi, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine
  • Fiona Harper, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
  • Douglas MacLaren, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science

2001

  • Jennifer Corcoran, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine
  • Brian Johnson, Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Sandy Lancelot, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science

2000

  • Evelyn Bennett, Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Amanda Dickinson, Physiology and Biophysics, Faculty of Medicine
  • Murat Koksal, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
  • Melanie O'Neill, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science

1999

  • Wendy Oritz-Ojeda, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
  • Jennifer Russel, Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science
  • Maya Shmulevitz, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine

1998

  • Frank Ham, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
  • Tanya Holt, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science
  • Mark Silverberg, Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Stacey Wetmore, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science

1997

  • Alexandra Arnott, Department of Earth Sciences, Faculty of Science
  • Roberta Barker, Department of English, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Catherine Forestell, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Faculty of Science
  • Marc Mansour, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science

1996

  • Fiona Bellerive, Department of History, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Mary Chan, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science
  • Alexio Muise, Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science

1995

  • Jason Clyburn, Chemistry Science