Graduate Teaching Assistants and Research Assistants

Both teaching and research assistantships are available at the graduate level at UBC. If you choose to pursue a teaching assistantship, be sure to find out the following:

  • how your teaching assistant (TA) duties will fit in with your graduate program work
  • the expectations of the instructor you are working for, and whether you will be expected to lecture, lead tutorials or discussion groups, hold office hours, invigilate exams, mark papers or supervise students
  • whether there are any conflicts with schedules (work or times you will be away) for which you need to make alternative arrangements

For more information on TA and RA positions see the UBC policy on student service appointments, the UBC policy on appointment of graduate students to teach a course in which a Board of Governors appointment is required, and the free workshops for teaching assistants from the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT).