USC Teaching Honour Roll – 2013 & 2014: For an average of 6.3 or higher on the first 14 questions of the course and teacher evaluations.

Great Ideas for Teaching Award – 2012: Recognizing creative, original, and innovative teaching ideas among graduate students.

E.G. Pleva Teaching Assistant Award – 2010: For outstanding teaching as a Teaching Assistant in Geography, bestowed by students and the course instructor.

E.G. Pleva Teaching Assistant Award – 2009: Based on exceptionally high teaching evaluation scores and the glowing recommendation of the course instructor.


In 2012 I was invited by the Teaching Support Centre to act as an Expert Teaching Assistant Panelist during TA Day at Western. This university-wide annual event serves to prepare new TAs for their teaching assignments.  I shared advice for being an effective and efficient TA, and answered questions about teaching experiences.