Katrina Roebuck receives Teaching Assistant of the Year Award

Posted on Monday, November 21, 2016

Katrina Roebuck (Barrsczewski)

PhD student garners praise for her work and dedication to staff and students.

Between 2012 and 2015, Katrina Roebuck (Barrsczewski) served as the Faculty’s first-ever “Math Whisperer”, a position that she originated and helped develop. In that capacity, she offered free workshops on all first- and second-year mathematics courses that undergraduate students in the Faculty must complete.

For this, Katrina, a PhD student with the Department of chemical and biological engineering, has been granted the Faculty’s Teaching Assistant of the Year Award. The objective of the award is to recognize the services and contributions of a graduate student to undergraduate students in the capacity of a Teaching Assistant in the Faculty.

Marcel Turcotte, Vice-Dean of Academic Affairs, commented very positively on Katrina’s performance: ‘In fact, the Math Whisperer is a position that Katrina helped create. In May 2012, she approached me regarding the possibility of using classroom space for tutoring purposes. […] From its inception, this project was a huge success in terms of student attendance and feedback.”

Former Dean, Claude Laguë, echoed this opinion: “On behalf of our entire Faculty community, I want to congratulate Ms. Katrina Roebuck (Barrsczewski) for this much deserved recognition and I also want to thank her for all that she has done and continues to do for our students and our professors. Congratulations, Katrina!

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