May 4, 2021
Congratulations to Sara Van Dan Acker and Nana Wu on their 2020-21 UBC Faculty of Education Teaching Assistant Awards
In recognition of the valuable role that teaching assistants play in our programs, the University annually awards teaching prizes to UBC teaching assistants, two of which are allocated to Faculty of Education teaching assistants.
Sara Van Dan Acker, Teaching Assistant is completing her PhD in the Department of Language and Literacy Education in the UBC Faculty of Education. She holds a MA TESOL/Applied Linguistics from Portland State University. She has taught English as an additional language, academic literacy, and teacher preparation courses, as well as multi-disciplinary courses in Oregon (USA), Singapore, Japan and Canada.
Nana Wu, Teaching Assistant, is completing her PhD in the School of Kinesiology in the UBC Faculty of Education. She holds a master’s degree in Kinesiology from Shanghai University of Sport. She is passionate about physical activity promotion and chronic disease prevention, and is currently working on examining community-based lifestyle interventions designed for children living with type 1 diabetes, as well as systematic review and meta-analysis.