TA Wellness Study – UBC – Request for Focus Group Participation


Dear Teaching Assistants,

My name is Nicole Malette, and I am a Research Assistant for The University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology. You are being asked to take part in a study about TA Wellness because you are or have been a Teaching Assistant (TA) for UBC. We want to survey TAs to learn more about the types of support they are receiving pertaining to their wellness, and the TA experiences they find most stressful. If you would like to participate in a focus group with other UBC TAs (1.5 hours maximum), please indicate your availability in the following link or by contacting Nicole Malette (n.malette@alumni.ubc.ca).

Thank you!

Sign up for Focus Groups here: https://ubc.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9BIroLXmtN4tEj3

For more information you can contact: TA Wellness Project Research Team

Dr. Christina Hendricks (Principal Investigator)
Academic Director, Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
The University of British Columbia

Dr. Shaya Golparian (Co-Investigator)
Educational Developer, Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology
The University of British Columbia

Nicole Malette (Co-Investigator)
Research Assistant, Department of Sociology
The University of British Columbia

Acting Manager, Graduate Programs


68% of the 2018 Winter Session TA assignments have been finalized!!  Instructors have until July 13 to select their TA’s.  The last of the offers should be going out by the end of July.

I will be away until Fall.  In my place, Dan Naidu will be working on TA appointments.  He can be reached at lfs.ta@ubc.ca

Have a GREAT summer!