Allan Kuan (BASc EngSci 1T4 + PEY, CivE PhD candidate) has been awarded the Teaching Assistant Award from the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering (FASE). Kuan received the award formally at a Faculty Council meeting in a presentation from Dean Chris Yip just before Christmas, but had been alerted of the honour in April.
Kuan’s supervisors include Professors Evan Bentz and Michael Collins, who he works with on his thesis: Shear and Torsion in Reinforced and Prestressed Concrete Members.
He is gracious in receiving the honour and is quick to give credit to others, “I think I’m very lucky to have received a lot of recommendations. Also, Professor [Michael] Collins gives me a lot of freedom.”
Working in a team of TAs, Kuan also doles out kudos quite generously to those all around.
Impressively, Kuan plays piano for the Appassionata Music Group and performed concerts in collaboration with the Skule™ Orchestra. He’s also engaged in playing high level badminton. “I wouldn’t say a varsity level, but pretty high level and I try to do it regularly. I’ve always tried to be relatively well rounded.”