Building Rapport with Students (CTE1203)

Wednesday, June 26, 2024 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)
Location: Online (Zoom)
Facilitator: Giuseppe Femia (CTE) and Fam Saeed (CTE)

Workshop description

As teaching assistants, we aim to establish positive relationships with our undergraduate students. The strategies we use to build rapport differ by course modality (in-person, online/remote, and blended). In this session, we'll discuss techniques and brainstorm simple but effective strategies to help you establish positive working relationships with your undergraduate students. 

Workshop delivery

This is a live session that will take place in Zoom. The link to the session will be sent to you by email once you register for the workshop through GoSignMeUp.

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This workshop has limited enrolment spots and often has a waiting list. If you have registered but can't complete the module, please cancel your registration well in advance through the registration system, so that someone else can fill your spot.


The University of Waterloo is committed to achieving barrier-free accessibility for persons with disabilities who are visiting, studying, or working at Waterloo. CTE’s online workshops are delivered through either Zoom, WebEx, Microsoft Teams, or Bongo with the audio component available either as captioning or a transcript. CTE’s face-to-face workshops typically involve a mix of presentation and discussion-based activities, and we encourage a scent-free environment. We welcome accompanying assistants, interpreters, and note-takers. If you have questions concerning access, such as parking, building layouts, or obtaining workshop content in alternative formats, or wish to request accommodations for our programming, please let us know by emailing Please note that some accommodations may require time to arrange.