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Teaching Assistantships

Teaching Assistants (TAs) play an essential role in our students’ learning process. They support instructors by tutoring students, marking papers and proctoring during tests and exams. They support students by answering  questions, helping solve problems and providing useful feedback. TAs for laboratory courses guide students to perform experiments properly and safely. TAs also support the University by modelling ethical behaviour, preserving academic integrity, protecting student privacy and maintaining a safe environment.

In return for their contributions, TAs earn money and gain experience teaching and communicating. The experience provides a new perspective from which to consider teaching, learning and the discipline of chemical engineering.

Whether you are considering the possibility of becoming a TA or looking for information to support you in your current role as a TA in the Department of Chemical Engineering, the CHE TA Manual (Spring 2018) is a good place to start. It provides some basic information, including an overview of employment guidelines for graduate students, the responsibilities of a TA, and the application and selection processes. It also includes information about training requirements and resources for further information. 

Each term, the Department will announce the start of the application process for teaching assistant positions for the next term. Contact Colleen Mechler for more information.

Employment Documentation

If you have been appointed to a Research Studentship or as a Teaching or Research Assistant, you must complete and submit the following documents to Human Resources before the payroll cut-off date:

To receive the most accurate and up-to-date information regarding your employment history at the University of Waterloo, complete an employment confirmation request through Human Resources Employment and submit the form to Human Resources.

International Student Employment Regulations

International students who want to work within the department need to make additional arrangements to comply with the Canadian government's immigration regulations. 

For information about the documentation you need and the university processes you must follow to legally work in Canada, please review this information from the Student Success Office.

If you have any questions, please contact the Student Success Office directly via email or telephone (519-888-4567 ext. 84410).