Innovative graduate teaching program goes province wide
Graduate student Vikrant Adsool (right) assists undergraduate chemistry student Mark Tobin (left).
TOGA is also aimed at enhancing graduate career development and success, supporting faculty and undergraduate learning and complementing graduate recruitment initiatives, said Dr. Chet Jablonski, dean, School of Graduate Studies
On a national scale, Dr. Jablonski said the initiative places Memorial on the leading edge. “TOGA puts Memorial on the front of the graduate student professional development curve. I’m very proud of TOGA and think it will gives us an edge that will help Memorial attract the very best students for their gradate training.”
“The experience I gained from TOGA has not only proven to help me in my teaching opportunities, but also with my own studies,” said Lindsay Babcock, a graduate student in the Department of Linguistics. “For me, TOGA is an excellent program that aids in developing tutoring skills. I definitely feel more confident as a tutor and I feel this program immensely improved my abilities to help others, which is not limited to academics alone.”