June Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) – Back to in-person!

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Hello LFS TAs!

The Centre for Teaching Learning and Technology (CTLT) has happily announced that the June Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) will be happening in person. The dates are as follows:

Monday June 13th

Wednesday June 15th

Friday June 17th

This training event typically has a wait list. If you are interested in attending and furthering your skills as an effective knowledge facilitator please let myself or Amelie know. More information about the ISW can be found by clicking this link. These are a great addition to your resumes or CVs.

Cheers,

Amelie and Alysha

LFS TA Training Coordinators

Registration open: Graduate Students in Teaching (GSiT) Conference 2022 – May 10 & 11

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Hi LFS TAs!
 
Just wanted to let you know about this exciting event – the UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology (CTLT) will be hosting the annual Graduate Students in Teaching (GSiT) Conference virtually on May 10 & 11, 2022. This virtual conference is an opportunity for graduate students to discuss and explore their present and future roles in teaching and is free for UBC students. The registration for the Conference is now open and graduate studentsTAs and postdocs can register for the conference here.
 
Cheers,
Amelie and Alysha
LFS TA Training Coordinators

TA Needs Assessment (Chance to Win a Coffee Card!)

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Hello LFS TAs,

Hope you all had a great 2021-22 winter session! We would like to invite past, current and future TAs to share with us your experience and/or expectations of being a TA, and your needs to function as a TA. It will greatly help us evaluate the effectiveness of the current program and identify potential approaches to improve the program in the future.

Please click the hyperlink below to enter the survey:
TA Needs Assessment Survey

This survey takes about 10-15 min to complete. At the end of the survey, you will have the option to enter a prize draw for one of three $5 coffee cards. Please note that this survey is meant to be anonymous, we ask for your email address only for contacting you in case you win the prize, but it won’t be used to identify your responses.

To enter the prize draw, please submit the survey by Fri, May 6, 2022. We look forward to hearing your thoughts!

If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, please do not hesitate to contact me or Alysha.

Best regards,
Amelie Zhang (amelie.huiying.zhang@ubc.ca)
Alysha Deslippe (alyshade@student.ubc.ca)
LFS TA Training Coordinators

 

Winter TA Opportunity – 2022 W2 FNH 490 002 – Food Safety and Quality Management

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2022/23 Winter TA Opportunity

I am looking for a TA for 2022 W2 FNH 490 002 Food Safety and Quality Management for the winter term of 2023 (January to April). This is a problem-based learning course that examines the techniques, including continuous improvement methods, needed to implement a food safety and quality system in a food manufacturing facility. Sanitation is an area of focus because of its link to significant food borne outbreaks.

Please apply to the LFS TA Application System by April 30th at 4:30pm, or email me, Rebecca Robertson, at rebecca.robertson@ubc.ca if you are interested in this TA position.

REMINDER: LFS TA Application closes April 30th, 2022 at 4:30pm

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To TA Candidates and interested others:

Now is the time to apply or encourage your students to apply for Winter TAships.

The LFS TA Application soon closes to applications for Winter 2022/23 TA positions for all Winter terms.

  • The TA App will be open until Sat., April 30th, 2022 at 4:30pm.

After it closes April 30th at 4:30pm, application is by instructor or administrator invitation only.

If you are off-campus you must use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access the website.
Check the UBC IT website for help at: https://it.ubc.ca/services/email-voice-internet/myvpn

Questions? Email Virginia Frankian at lfs.ta@ubc.ca

 

Instructional Skills Workshop for Undergraduate TAs only – May to June Session

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Hello LFS TAs,

If you are an undergraduate TA the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT) is interested in your participation and feedback on an ‘undergraduate only’ Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW). Typically the ISW is targeted towards graduate TAs. This is an excellent opportunity to participant in an ISW and help shape how CTLT structures future ISWs!

There is an online ISW for this purpose next month with sessions on May 24, 28, 29 and June 4. If these dates do not work for you but you are still interested in this opportunity please reach out to myself or Amelie and we will keep you in the loop on future undergraduate only ISW as they transition back to in-person. 

Cheers,  

Amelie and Alysha
LFS TA Training Co-ordinators

LFS TA Equitable Marking Workshop & TA appreciation lunch

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Hello LFS TAs,
You’ve just about made it through another successful school year! To help everyone prepare for final exam/assignment marking, there will be a workshop on Tuesday April 12th offered by the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT). This workshop will outline some key concepts in how to mark equitably and efficiently. These are important skill to help ensuring that students are being graded fairly. All TAs are welcome to come share their own unique experiences. We will follow the workshop with a TA appreciation lunch catered by Savoury City.
Time: 10:30am-1:00pm (lunch will start at noon)
Location: MCML 256
If you would to join is for lunch please RSVP here by 10:00am on Thursday April 7th. If you’re not sure yet, we will have a couple extra lunches but they will be provided on a first come first serve basis.
Cheers,
Amelie and Alysha
LFS TA Training Program Co-ordinators 

 

Winter 2022/23 – LFS TA Application open Mar 31-Apr 30, 2022 only

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Hello, TA Candidates,

Yes, it’s time to think about the Winter terms of 2022/23 …

The LFS TA Application will soon be open to accept applications for Winter 2022/23  TAships for all Winter terms.

  • The TA App will be open from Thurs., March 31st, 2022 at 9:30am through
    Sat., April 30th, 2022 at 4:30pm.

After it closes April 30th at 4:30pm, application is by instructor or administrator invitation only.

If you are off-campus you must use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to access the website.
Check the UBC IT website for help at: https://it.ubc.ca/services/email-voice-internet/myvpn

Questions? Email Virginia Frankian at lfs.ta@ubc.ca