Reminder to register for LFS TA Orientation and Provide Feedback


Hello LFS TAs,

Registration closes soon for LFS TA Orientation
If you intend to attend the Orientation next week but have not registered yet, please do so by Sun, Aug 25th at:

This will help us submit an accurate catering order.


LFS TA Orientation
Wed, Aug 28 | 9 AM – 1 PM
Agora Cafe
(Please arrive 15 minutes early for registration; Welcome Remarks begin at 9 AM)


LFS TA Needs Assessment

New and returning LFS TAs will assist in interdisciplinary courses with diverse pedagogical approaches. Let your TA Training Program know what resources and topics are most relevant and useful to you by completing the survey below:


Have a great weekend,

Lennie Cheung
TA Coordinator
Faculty of Land and Food Systems

Assisting new international TA/RAs with obtaining a Social Insurance Number (SIN)


We wanted to highlight our SIN Clinic starting August 27 – International Advising Office in collaboration with Service Canada are offering exclusive on-campus appointments for new UBC students to obtain their SIN.

Students are welcome to sign up for an appointment here.

Sign up for your SIN clinic appointment

Does your TA position begin soon or do you want to work in Canada? Before you can start working you need to get a Social Insurance Number (SIN) from Service Canada. You will also need to provide your SIN to UBC for tax purposes.

Service Canada will come to the UBC Life Building to issue SINs exclusively for UBC students starting August 27. This saves you a one hour commute to the nearest Service Canada office.

Spaces are limited, register online today!

Please let our office know if you have any questions, and many thanks for supporting incoming international graduate students!


Emilie Omi, RISIA
International Student Advisor
International Student Development | Student Development and Services
The University of British Columbia |1200 UBC Life Building
6138 Student Union Boulevard | Vancouver, BC  Canada V6T 1Z1
xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Territory
E:  | P: 604-822-1810
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Applying for an immigration document soon and want it reviewed before applying?
Join the next Application Review. Get your questions answered, avoid common application mistakes, and leave the session ready to click on ‘submit’.
>> Enroll in the  Application Review Registration course through Canvas. <<


Kind regards,

Lia Maria Dragan
Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Faculty of Land and Food Systems, The University of British Columbia
344-2357 Main Mall | Vancouver BC Canada V6T 1Z4
Phone 604.822.8373 | Fax 604.822.4400 /


LFS TA Orientation, Needs Assessment, and Upcoming Events




The LFS TA Training Program invites all new and returning LFS TAs to attend Orientation. With speakers from the Learning Centre, your local union, and CTLT, you will learn more about:

  • TA Program Overview – Resources and Responsibilities
  • Confidentiality for TAs and The Learning Centre
  • Instructor Expectations
  • CUPE 2278 Collective Agreement
  • Canvas Essentials (Lunch n’ Learn)

For catering purposes, please register by Aug 25 at:


Dear LFS TAs,

The 2019-20 academic year is right around the corner, and the TA Training Program would like to highlight a few upcoming events and opportunities to help start your year of teaching.

LFS TA Orientation | Wed, Aug 28 (9 AM – 1 PM)

Join us at the LFS TA Orientation to get an overview of your responsibilities and rights, understand instructor expectations, gain technical skills, and meet your fellow TAs. Please see the attached poster for more details and register by Aug 25th at:

Need more reasons to participate? See attached for what Dean Yada has to say about TA Training and the Orientation!


LFS TA Needs Assessment

Voice your needs and opinions by completing the anonymous LFS TA Needs Assessment Survey at:
Your feedback will help us shape future TA Training Programs!


Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)

Want to attend CTLT’s highly sought-after ISW and not get waitlisted? We have seats reserved just for LFS TAs! Successful completion of the ISW will be noted in your transcript and is recognized by various institutions. E-mail Lennie ( if you are interested in attending an ISW this year.


August – September CTLT Workshops for TAs

Workshop Facilitation | Mon, Aug 26 (9 AM – 5 PM)
Working Effectively Together: TA-Instructor Working Relationships – Saving Everyone’s Time | Tue, Aug 27 (1 – 3:30 PM)
Mentoring | Tue, Sep 17 (9:30 AM – 3:30 PM)


Lennie Cheung
TA Coordinator
Faculty of Land and Food Systems