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

Have a GREAT summer!


Don’t delay!!!


2018 Winter Session TA offers have been going out all week and will continue to do so until mid-late July.  In order to avoid delays, please accept or decline your offers as soon as possible in order for us to be able to process your appointments in a timely manner.  Thank you!!

2018 Winter Session TA Application is now closed


Instructors will be selecting their 2018 Winter Session TA’s from now until July 13th.  Offers will start going out the week of May 7 and will likely end by July 27th.

The course instructor will contact you if they are interested in offering you a position.

Please do not contact the LFS Grad Office with questions about the status of your application.  If you are selected, you will first hear from a course instructor who will then instruct the LFS Grad Office to send you an offer via email.

2018 Winter Session TA Application is OPEN


The 2018 Winter Session TA Application is open!!!  There will be approximately 200 TA positions available in LFS during 2018 Winter Session.  Please complete and submit and application before the deadline – April 30, 2018.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you are trying to access the online TA application from off-campus, you will need to set up a VPN connection.

2018 Summer Session TA Application


2018 Summer Session TA Application

The Faculty of Land and Food Systems will be offering a limited number of part-time TA positions during 2018 Summer Session (approximately 20-25).  The application is now open.  Deadline to submit an application is 4:00 pm, Friday, March 9, 2018.  Please do not submit an application after the deadline unless you are advised to do so by an instructor or administrator.

Use of Personal Email Accounts


UBC Broadcast Email – January 25, 2018

Use of personal email accounts

“At a time of increased awareness around data security, we would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the requirement to use UBC email systems for work purposes.

Under the “data residency requirements” of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), UBC is required to ensure that personal information in its custody or under its control is stored and accessed in Canada.

For this reason, email accounts hosted outside Canada (e.g. Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, iCloud) cannot be used for work purposes. This is due to the fact that many work emails contain personal information, such as information about students or personnel information about UBC employees.”   Cont’d

Please refer to above link for the complete announcement.


CANVAS workshop – January 30


Dear LFS TAs,

If you are new to Canvas, or find yourself spending a lot of time figuring out how to do things like access assignments and rubrics, upload grades, or submit feedback, we want to help! Next week we are offering a CANVAS workshop to answer all of your questions and help you work more efficiently. This workshop will be facilitated by the LFS Learning Centre.

When? Thursday January 30th, 2018 (between 12.30-14.30)
Where? Room MCML 350

Refreshments and snacks will be provided!

Please register at the following link:

See you!
Fernanda and Colin

Term 2 TA Orientation – January 10


Dear Term 2 LFS TA’s!

Mark your calendars- the LFS TA Training Orientation is fast approaching!  If you will be TA’ing in LFS in any capacity in the 2017/2018 academic year.

Date: Wednesday, January 10th from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM in FNH 300.

At the orientation, you will become familiar with:

  • Key resources to help you build your teaching skills
  • People and policies relevant to your role as a TA
  • The expectations of you as a TA and what you can expect

Please register before January 8th at

***We will provide a light breakfast, beverages and snacks***  

See you in January!

Fernanda Mujica and Colin Dring
Teaching Assistant Training Coordinators | Land and Food Systems |