BIPOC TA Teaching Excellence Award

Division : Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation

Type : Institutional Award, Student-Nominated, TA Award

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The BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Persons of Colour) Teaching Excellence Award was launched in 2022, in response to a recommendation in the Report of the University of Toronto Anti-Black Racism Task Force to recognize lived experiences of members of various Black, Indigenous, and racialized communities whose experience in academic settings have been disproportionately impacted by systemic barriers and other forms of discrimination, as well as highlight their accomplishments and excellence in teaching practice at the University of Toronto. Recipient will receive a monetary award, the opportunity to participate in the TA Award winner panel at the Tri-campus TA Week, and a certificate.


  1. They self-identify as a member of a Black, Indigenous and/or racialized community They receive 2 or more student nominations (NB: Faculty may submit a nomination, but evidence of student support will be required as well) They have at least 100 hours of TA experience at the University of Toronto prior to the current academic year They have held a TA appointment during the current academic year in an undergraduate course They have been a member of CUPE 3902, Units 1, 2, or 4 and enrolled in the School of Graduate Studies They have been a previously shortlisted nominee


mid-late February