CTLT Workshops for TAs

CTLT is providing a wide-array of free workshops and events for UBC Teaching Assistants in the upcoming months. Here is a list of upcoming workshops and events that may be of interest to your TAs.

Workshop Facilitation Workshop (for TA Coordinators & Senior TAs)

August 21, 2017
9:00 am–5:00 pm
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar Room 2.22
This Facilitation Basics workshop is meant for TA Training Coordinators or senior TAs who will be delivering facilitated sessions focused on teaching enhancement for TAs. We will focus on developing key skills for designing and facilitating workshops. More info

TA-Instructor Working Relationship (for TAs)

August 31, 2017
10:00 am–12:30 pm
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Chilcotin Room (256)
In this session, we will explore the various needs and expectations that structure the TA-Instructor relationship with the aim of helping you build a harmonious and rewarding professional relationship with the instructors you work with. More info

Mentoring (for Senior TAs)

September 19, 2017
9:00 am–3:30 pm
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Seminar Room 2.22
This workshop is mean for TAs who will be serving, formally or informally as mentors in their department. We will focus on developing specific mentoring skills following an interactive and peer-based model which will give mentors the opportunity to learn about and practice these skills. More info

Introduction to Canvas Basics (for TAs)

August 29, 2017 | Register
1:00 pm – 3:00pm

September 7, 2017 | Register
10:00am – 12:00pm

September 12, 2017 | Register
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

September 20, 2017 | Register
10:00am – 12:00 pm

All sessions will be held in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre

This introductory session will explore general navigation of the Canvas interface, notifications and communications, discussion boards, using the SpeedGrader, uploading and editing course content, and assignments.

Uncollected initial payroll cheques (pre-2017)


It came to light that some UBC employees have not collected their initial payroll cheques prior to December 31, 2016.

We have contacted, by mail, all current employees who are affected and are replacing the uncollected payments, with interest, through our standard payroll runs on June 15 and June 23, 2017. You will receive a letter with details if you are affected. If you have not received a letter, you are not affected.

Inquiries can be directed to info.cheques@ubc.ca or 604 827 2731 to answer any questions. We will endeavour to respond as soon as possible; however, response times may vary depending upon call volumes. We appreciate your patience.

If direct deposit is not in place for a new employee, our revised practice is to mail out all initial payroll cheques to the address on their HRMS file. We also contact new employees to secure their direct deposit as soon as possible after they commence employment.

If you started working at UBC after July 31, 2016, this will not affect you as we have mailed out any cheques dated thereafter.

Amounts unclaimed by former employees who left the university between April 14 and July 31, 2016 have been submitted to the Employment Standards Branch. These former employees are advised to contact the Employment Standards Branch:

Employees who left UBC prior to April 14, 2016 are advised to review the database on the BC Unclaimed Property Society website or email info@unclaimedpropertybc.ca.

CTLT Graduate Students in Teaching Mini Conference

Grad Student Mini Conference
May 2–3, 2017
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Lillooet Room 301

Are you a graduate student looking for professional development opportunities? Join us for a two-day mini conference that will include workshops, panel discussions, poster presentations and more. Participants can also register for individual sessions. Light refreshments will be provided. More info

Breaking the Ice: Exploring Icebreakers and their Value

May 2, 2017
9:45 am–10:45 am
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Lillooet Room 301

Learn about the utility of icebreakers and the value they bring to the classroom. More info

The Fundamentals of Developing Effective Learning Outcomes

May 2, 2017
11:00 am–12:00 pm
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Lillooet Room 301

Explore learning outcomes and participate in interactive exercises to develop learning outcomes. More info

Designing Classrooms that Promote Learner’s Awareness

May 2, 2017
12:45 pm–2:30 pm
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Lillooet Room 301

Explore and develop strategies to design lessons that guide students through the learning process in the classroom. More info

Guidelines for Developing an Impressive Teaching Dossier/Portfolio

May 2, 2017
2:45 pm–3:45 pm
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Lillooet Room 301

Teaching dossiers/portfolios illustrate teaching experience and strengths. By the end of this session, you will create your own teaching dossier/portfolio draft. More info

Grad Student Round Table Sessions

May 2, 2017
4:00 pm–4:45 pm
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Lillooet Room 301

Through a series of round table discussions, explore topics such as fostering communities of practice and understanding learners and learning. More info

Creating Inclusive Classrooms: Universal Design for Learners

May 3, 2017
9:30 am–11:15 am
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Lillooet Room 301

Learn about Universal Design for Learners and reflect on the process of how we can create and sustain inclusivity in the classroom and leverage diversity to enhance student learning. More info

Integrating Reflection into Your Teaching Practice

May 3, 2017
11:30 am–12:30 pm
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Lillooet Room 301

Investigate reflection through multiple lenses, and explore ways you can adaptively integrate reflection to innovate your teaching practice. More info

Students as Public Scholars In Training

May 3, 2017
1:15 pm–1:45 pm
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Lillooet Room 301

Learn about an open project where students brought philosophical ideas to the broader public through podcasts, short stories, video, songs, blog posts, and more. More info

Graduate Student in Teaching Panel

May 3, 2017
1:45 pm–4:00 pm
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Lillooet Room 301

A panel, including Dr Glenn Deer, Dr Silvia Bartolic, E. Jean Buckler, and Christine Sumner, will discuss graduate students in teaching. More info


Instructional Skills Workshops
June 3, 4, 10 (Registration now open)
June 11, 17, 18 (Registration opens April 24)
June 18, 20, 22 (Registration opens May 1)

The Grad ISW caters to individuals new at teaching as well as those who wish to refresh and enhance their skills. More info

Certificate Program in Advanced Teaching and Learning
September 2017–September 2018
Apply by May 31, 2017

The year-long program supports the development of graduate students’ expertise in teaching and learning. It serves both graduate students seeking excellence in teaching and learning in their future roles as faculty, as well as those who will apply the skills outside of traditional faculty roles. More info

If you have any questions, please contact ctlt.events@ubc.ca

LFS TA Training Program Upcoming Workshop

The LFS TA Training Program is pleased to offer, for the first time, a workshop on resume/CV development, designed specifically for teaching assistants. In this 2 hour session, you will work on developing a stand-out resume/CV that will clearly demonstrate how your work experience, studies, and extra-curricular activities match job requirements in competitive fields. This workshop will be facilitated by Kimberley Rawes, Career Educator from the Centre for Student Involvement & Careers.

Workshop details:
Wednesday, April 5
MCML 194

Please bring your current resume (there are only a limited number of work stations available, so if possible bring your laptop or a hard copy).

There are limited spots available, so please sign up at the following link by Friday, March 31 at midnight: https://goo.gl/forms/Nsdf2tRxXnPgKqov2

See you there!
Carrie and Fernanda

Marking and Assessment Workshop – March 17

Dear LFS TAs,
If you haven’t signed up yet, we still have a few open spots in Friday’s marking and assessment workshop, scheduled just in time to help prepare you for your end-of-term exam and assignment marking duties.  In this interactive 2 hour session, you will develop strategies to:

  • save time by grading efficiently
  • give useful feedback
  • mark fairly and consistently

Workshop Details:
Friday March 17
1-3 pm
MCML 139

Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided. Everyone who attends will be entered in the draw for one of two $25 UBC food services gift cards, to take place in April.

Please register at: https://goo.gl/forms/N8tWhazPdEdN6YLJ2

See you Friday,
Carrie & Fernanda

2017 Summer Session TA Application is now closed

The online application for 2017 Summer Session TA Applications is closed.

Thank you to everyone who submitted an application!

Here is the expected timeline:

  • Instructors select TA’s:  Monday, March 6 to Friday, March 31
  • TA offers / appointment processing:  Monday, March 6 to Friday, April 14
  • TA’s granted Connect and FSC access:  Monday, April 17 to early May

Please note:  You will only be contact if you have been selected as a TA.

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