Teaching assistantships (TAs) are an important and integral part of teaching and learning in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. The goal is to provide support to our faculty and instructors to improve the quality of our teaching and generate an enriched learning experience for our undergraduate and graduate students.

TA Task Assignment

Each graduate student is typically assigned two TAs per academic year. Students eligible to TA for the upcoming semester will be sent a survey to indicate their assignment preferences for the term. We will try to accommodate as many preferences as possible.

On occasion, we require more TAs than are eligible for a particular semester. If you are not eligible for a TA, but would like to volunteer for one, you may do so by reaching out to the Graduate Program Manager.

Training & Resources

All students must participate the TA Workshop prior to their first TA term. This workshop is provided in conjunction with the Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and hosted on LEARN; students will be given access to the workshop leading up to the start of term. The workshop covers the basics of classroom teaching, laboratory demonstrating and marking.