Judit Moldovan Memorial Chemistry Teaching Assistant Awards

Each year, the UBCO Chemistry Department presents the Judit Moldovan Memorial Chemistry Teaching Assistant Awards, consisting of a certificate and a $500 prize, to the most deserving Graduate Chemistry TA and Undergraduate Chemistry TA.  The awardees are chosen for their teaching excellence, leadership, enthusiasm in their role as a TA, and service to both the Chemistry Department and their fellow students.

Judit Moldovan was the UBCO Chemistry Laboratory Manager from 2005 to 2011.  Judit played a key role in the development of the UBCO Chemistry Lab Program, and her legacy continues in the positive impact on the education of the thousands of students who have participated in Chemistry labs during and since her time at UBCO – there have been over 27,000 chemistry lab students from 2005-2018, who have conducted roughly 200,000 experiments.

The Moldovan Memorial TA awards were established by Judit’s children to honour her memory and her love of the sciences and her teaching assistants.  Information about Judit’s life, the awards, and how to contribute to the award funds may be found at:

Undergraduate Award:  https://memorial.support.ubc.ca/judit-moldovan/

Graduate Award:  https://memorial.support.ubc.ca/judit-moldovan-grad-award/

A list of past award winners follows.

Moldovan TA Award Winners:

2012

Elizabeth Strohm, Graduate TA:
B.Sc. Hon. Chem, 2010; M.Sc. Chem, 2013

Addison Desnoyer, Undergraduate TA:
B.Sc. Hon. Chem, 2008;  M.Sc. Chem, 2013

2013

Wen Zhou, Graduate TA
Colby Finney, Undergraduate TA

2014

Caitlyn Makins, Graduate TA
Laura Fairburn, Undergraduate TA

2015

Faezeh Dousty, Graduate TA
Edward Truong, Undergraduate TA 

2016

Shelir Ebrahimi, Graduate TA
Amanda Enevoldson, Undergraduate TA 

2017

Mason Vandel, Graduate TA (Honorary)
Jordan O’Grady, Undergraduate TA 

2018

Stephanie Bishop, Graduate TA
Jacky Deng, Undergraduate TA 

 2019

Ben Olafsen, Graduate TA
Ieva Zigg, Undergraduate TA