Call for Applications for Teaching Assistant


Call for Applications for Teaching Assistant

Course No.:  FRST 110 – Term 1 Instructor:  Fernanda Tomaselli
Course Name:  Land One: First year Integrative Seminar Total No. Required:   1 GTA
Required Qualifications:

·         A degree in forestry, land and food systems, conservation, resource management or a related field with an emphasis on/or interest in social dimensions

·         General understanding of forestry, food and sustainability issues in different geographic contexts

·         Good writing and editing skills

·         Good inter-personal skills

·         Experience with marking and providing feedback  is an asset

Description of General Nature of Duties:

·         Marking of essay assignments throughout the term

·         Coordinating student blog and other feedback via Canvas

·         Grading short quizzes

·         Coordinating and participating in two field trips

·         Assist in other general duties

Hours Allotted:   6 hours/week for 16 weeks

If interested in applying email the instructor:

Call for TA applicants for LFS 450 001


Call for TA applicants for LFS 450 001 (term 2)

Problem-based analysis of complex case studies aimed at increasing the sustainability of the UBC Vancouver campus food system. The main activities are integrated into the ongoing UBC Food System Project. Cases are specifically designed to require development of integrated disciplinary and interdisciplinary analysis.

Instructor is looking for someone with previous TA experience, solid writing and communications skills, and high degree of comfort-ability supporting and assessing interdisciplinary projects.


As a TA:

  • Attend all classes and assist with class and group facilitation
  • Participate in teaching team meetings and meetings with instructor
  • Read all Required Reading Materials in preparation for class discussions
  • Consult with students as needed to support individual and group assignments and learning needs (including meetings, email communication and responding to Canvas discussions)
  • Mark assignments:  Practitioner Literature Review (30-40), UBC Food System Project Proposal and Final Report (5-8) and Interim and Final presentations (5-8)
  • Review various  individual assignments for participation marks
  • Prepare and tabulate individual and group participation marks
  • Take attendance
  • Prepare and tabulate individual and group participation marks
  • Enter marks in Canvas
  • Other duties as required


Education: Graduate degree in an area related to Agriculture, Food Science, or Sustainability.

Experience: Experience in local food system analysis, critical thought, argumentation, and essay construction.

Skills: Good organizational skills and ability to correct / edit English essays for usage (i.e., grammar, spelling), structure, logic, and argument construction.

How to apply:

If you are interested in this position, please log onto TA portal and submit an application. If you have already submitted a TA application, please add this course to your list.

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 (

Thank you!

Sign up for Focus Groups here:

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

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.