Resources for Graduate Students and TAs


Opportunities for TAs

The Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Check out their website or visit the centre in the Irving K Barber Learning Centre. The centre provides workshops on instructional skills, presentation skills, leading discussions and others. “An Instructional Resource Guide for Teaching Assistants” can be downloaded.

Instructional Skills Program for International Teaching Assistants
The Centre for International Communication offers an Instructional Skills Program for International Teaching Assistants. This program is designed for international graduate students and can help with communication skills, presentation and teaching skills, and understanding Canadian teaching and learning.

Graduate Student Certificate Program
1 year and a half long teaching development program that supports the development of graduate students’ expertise in teaching and learning. It serves both graduate students seeking excellence in teaching and learning in their future roles as faculty, as well as those who will apply the skills outside of traditional faculty roles.

CTLT Graduate Peer Review of Teaching Program (GPRT)
This peer review program of teaching is a form of evaluation designed to provide feedback to instructors about their teaching.


Counselling Services
Free personal counseling to UBC students, on issues including but not limited to anxiety, depression, stress, anger management, relationships, and career decisions.

Early Alert. Student Health Service | Counselling Services
Supporting student learning and success is a priority for UBC.
Early Alert helps achieve this goal by helping faculty, staff and TA’s provide better support for students who are facing difficulties that put their academic success at risk.


Graduate Pathways to Success
This website provides useful information on applying for grants, writing and research, time management, and survival tips, as well as many other topics.

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Library Services
The library, with 22 branches or online, has many print and electronic resources available to you.

Science Writing Resources for Learning (ScWRL)
The Science Writing Resources for Learning (ScWRL) project brings together students, faculty, educational strategists, specialist science writers, writing centre professionals and tutors at the University of British Columbia with a combined interest in science communication.