Alvin Singh

Alvin Singh TA Graduate Student Excellence Award

Alvin started as a teaching assistant in the Biology department in the fourth year of his undergraduate degree. He continued as a teaching assistant after he graduated in 2012 (BSc., Specialist in Behaviour, Genetics and Neurobiology/Biology Major), offering his support in more than 14 Biology Department courses.

At the time of his death, Alvin was in the process of advancing his teaching career and was enrolled in the Master of Education program in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at U of T’s Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

Alvin was a talented educator who left a lasting impact on every student he taught. His positivity, warm smile and kind heart will be greatly missed by all. In remembrance of Alvin and his love of teaching, the Biology department would like to recognize and support an outstanding teaching assistant. The Alvin Singh TA Graduate Student Excellence Award  will be presented annually, each September.

University of Toronto has set-up the active on-line donation link where gifts to the Alvin Singh TA Graduate Student Excellence Award can now be processed:

The donors will receive an official tax receipt via e-mail.

The goal is to raise at least $17k from donors, so that together with the matching dollars ($34k) we could reach the 50k threshold required for the establishment of an endowed TA Graduate Student Excellence Award.

*NEW* We are proud to announce that the goal of raising at least $17k from donors was reached.