University of Waterloo COVID-19 update

Please see the University of Waterloo’s frequently asked questions for information about COVID-19 and how it has affected university operations.

Please visit the list of modified services if you have questions about university services.

Although the University of Waterloo is closed for in-person events until further notice, many virtual events and presentations of interest to computer scientists are taking place each week at the Cheriton School of Computer Science. Please check out what our students and faculty are doing.


The Instructional Support Group (ISG) employs temporary staff each term to make up course teams to support instructors in their teaching roles. The temporary staff members include:

  • undergraduate co-op student Instructional Support Assistants (ISAs),
  • graduate student Instructional Apprentices (IAs), and
  • graduate student Teaching Assistants (TAs).

ISAs are employed mainly through the co-op hiring process, and IAs and TAs are assigned by the CS Graduate Office in collaboration with the ISG.