There are approximately 200 TA positions available within LFS during Winter Session and approximately 20 TA positions during Summer Session.
The assigned hours vary from about 20 to 192 hours per TA’ship. The job descriptions and TA hours for each course with TA position(s) available can be seen by hovering your cursor over the course listing in your online application. We are required to post the TA application from March 31 to April 30 each year for Winter Session TA positions. As TA hours aren’t finalized until May-June, the hours listed in the job descriptions are from the previous year. Please note that it is at the instructor’s discretion to assign one or multiple TA’s to a course and to assign hours as required.
With our online LFS TA Application, the job descriptions for courses that have been assigned TA support hours can be seen as you scroll down the list of course offerings. Note that the available hours listed near the top of the job descriptions are from the previous year, and may be changed later.
The reason for this is we are required to post the TA application for Winter Session from March 31 to April 30 according to the CUPE 2278 collective agreement. However, the number of assigned hours per course are not confirmed until the LFS TA budget has been set (in late spring) and preliminary enrolment numbers are known (early summer).