Statistics PhD candidate Jonathan Agyeman has been awarded the prestigious Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award for 2021/2022.
Jonathan has shown an extraordinary commitment to serving the department’s and the university’s teaching mission. He has been an exemplary teaching assistant in over 20 statistics courses, with consistently high student evaluation scores and stellar comments. He has regularly played a leading role in these courses as a Head Teaching Assistant. He has been a mentor and trainer in the department’s teaching assistant training program. He has contributed to course material by planning and designing active learning material for third year and fourth year STAT courses and by leading a team of students in the support of department faculty’s transition to on-line learning. He has facilitated departmental Equity and Diversity workshops. At the UBC level, through the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology and through the Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning Summer Teaching Institute, he has developed and/or facilitated many workshops for graduate students to enhance their approaches to teaching. He is a dedicated teacher, a supportive colleague, and a role model for all.
The Killam Graduate Teaching Assistant Award recognizes a small number of graduate students who have made outstanding contributions to teaching and learning at UBC, and Jonathan received one of only five such awards across the Faculty of Science. More information on the award can be found here.
Thank you, Jonathan, for your hard work and contributions to the Statistics Department and to UBC throughout your years here.