Community of Practice Virtual Meeting, and TA Needs Survey link


Hello LFS TAs,

We hope you are keeping well and safe and are thriving in your TA roles. 

a) Having a space to share insights or troubleshoot issues is an important part of your professional development. Our Community of Practice (CoP) space is an informal virtual get-together for all TAs primarily to learn from each other. 

The purpose of the upcoming
 CoP next week Monday is to share and hear TAs experiences of online teaching and learning assistance (new and returning TAs). This information is critical as it provides evidence to inform and guide programming and training based on your needs.

WHEN: Monday, March 1st, 2021
TIME: 10-11 AM
WHERE: Online (the link will be sent to the registrants at the end of the week)

Please RSVP here:

b) We would also appreciate it if you could take a moment to complete the survey about your   TA needs:

Best Regards,

Lennie and Tebby

TA Training Program Coordinators

Student Coursework Retention – TA role


As a TA, have you been left with students’ course work at the end of term and don’t know what to do with it?

Here’s information that can help:

Managing students’ work, including assignment, midterm, and final exam, is the course instructor’s responsibility.  As a TA, you need to hand over all students’ work, both paper-based and electronic files, to your instructor at the end of the Term. TAs are required to securely delete electronic files from your computer.


Thanks to Associate Dean, Academic, Dr. Zhaoming Xu, for this policy information.

2020-2021 LFS Graduate Teaching Assistant Award competition – call for nominations


DEADLINE:  4:00 PM Friday, March 5, 2021


Call for nominations for the 2020-2021 Faculty of Land and Food Systems Graduate Teaching Assistant Award


The deadline to submit nomination packages is Friday, March 5, 2021.  Electronic applications should be sent to


For detailed information, see the additional information link that is posted on the LFS Grad Office blog

Non-LFS graduate students who TA for LFS are eligible for this award.


Shelley Small
Administrative Manager, Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies
The University of British Columbia
Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Room 293 MacMillan Building
2357 Main Mall Vancouver BC  V6T 1Z4
Phone:  604-822-4593       Fax:  604-822-4400