Invitation to TA Needs Assessment

Hello LFS TAs,
This is Amelie, one of the LFS TA Coordinators for the 2021-22 academic year (the other being Alysha who sent out the email about ISW seat reservation previously). As we are nearing the end of winter term 1, we would like to invite you to reflect on your experience as a TA and provide feedback to the LFS TA Training Program.
Please let us know your needs as a TA and how this program can support your professional development by completing the anonymous TA Needs Assessment Survey below:
This survey consists of 8 questions, which takes about 10-15 min to complete. The survey is always open, but it would be much appreciated if you could submit your response by Dec 10. Your responses will help us identify potential ways to improve the training program and coordinate future TA orientation and workshops based on your needs and interest. Please stay tuned for more information about the coming events!
If you have any questions or concerns about the survey, please do not hesitate to contact me or Alysha.
Best regards,
Alysha Deslippe (
LFS TA Training Coordinators

Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW) offered by the Center for Teaching, Learning and Technologies (CTLT) – LFS TA reserved seats

Hello LFS TA community,
My name is Alysha and I am one of the two new LFS TA coordinators for this school year. We wanted to share with everyone a really great learning opportunity offered by the The Center for Teaching, Learning and Technologies (CTLT) here at UBC.
CTLT runs a variety of really great workshops available to TAs. In particular, they have a multi-session training program called the ‘Instructional Skills Workshop (ISW)’ that is recognized by various other institutions. The ISW walks through some basics in knowledge facilitation in hands on ways (ex. learning how to incorporate experiential learning techniques into teaching practice).
More information about the ISW, including when it’s offered can be found here:
If anyone is interested, LFS has committed 6 seats to graduate TAs in the faculty. This means that you would be able to attend the ISW without having to pay the registration fees. Please reply to this email with your name and the course(s) you are currently TAing if you would like of those seats. Once a seat has been assigned, you will be able to pick the dates in consultation with CTLT that best fit your schedule to attend.
If at any point you have questions or recommendations about TA related training or events please don’t hesitate to let myself or Amelie know.
Doctoral Student, Human Nutrition
Master student, Food Science

Exam invigilator Job Description


From: StudentAffairs Exam Coordinator <>
Sent: Monday, November 1, 2021 7:20 PM
Subject: Centre for Accessibility – Invigilator job posting help request


Hope you are enjoying autumn. At the Centre for Accessibility UBC we are looking to hire about 80-90 graduate students in our team to work part time as an invigilator. Would it be possible to help circulate this posting to all students in your department?

Interested applicants can apply through Careers Online with their resume and cover letter.

In case, if students are unable to login or use this link they can use the following steps:

Go to  > Click on student/alumni > login using your CWL and password > In the search box type “exam invigilator” > posting should show up.

Please have them apply with a cover letter and resume, clearly indicating your experience and interest for the job

If they have any further questions or concerns, they can contact

Thank you, if you have questions or concerns please reach out to us.

Best Regards,
Ron Au-Yang, B.Com
Exam Coordinator | Centre for Accessibility
Pronouns: He/His/His
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Exam invigilator Job Description
Job ID: 870687

Job Title: Exam Invigilator, Centre for Accessibility
Job Type: Part Time (29 hrs./wk. or less)
Organization Type: UBC Faculty, Department, Unit or Student Group
Hours per Week: 5-29
Field of Work: Education, Training and Teaching
Job Nature: On-Campus (UBC Vancouver) Job
Job Location: Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

Job Description
The Centre for Accessibility is seeking UBC graduate students to invigilate exams for students with disabilities. As per UBC Policy #73, invigilators are part and parcel to removing barriers and providing equitable opportunities for students with disabilities writing exams. Invigilators are expected to treat all students and colleagues with fairness, dignity, and respect, while maintaining exam procedures and protocols.
**Preference will be given to Masters and PhD students; however, undergraduate students who are not taking courses with exams are welcome to apply. Please note that you cannot be registered in any course with exams throughout the year **
Duties include: preparing, starting, monitoring, and ending exams for students with disabilities in private spaces or group settings; setting up adaptive and computer equipment for the exams; ensuring examinees adhere to UBC and Centre for Accessibility exam procedures; maintaining good communication with Exam Coordinators and working as part of a team with other invigilators; compiling detailed and accurate records and incident reports. Other assigned tasks by Exam coordinators. Centre for Accessibility invigilators must strictly adhere to the University’s regulations and procedures regarding exams.
These positions are open only to registered UBC students who are not currently taking courses with exams.
Please submit full application:
A strong cover letter
Submission of an unofficial transcript are required.
The cover letter should include your expected graduation date. Students taking courses with exams will not be considered. Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate the following:
*** Must be able to attend training on September 28, 2019 (Saturday)***
* Friendly demeanor and strong interpersonal skills.
* Contributes to a positive, respectful and dynamic team environment.
* Ability to work and remain calm while under stress and pressure.
* Effective written and oral communication. Successful candidates must have the ability to compose detailed reports using clear, concise business English.
* Outstanding attention to detail and ability to accurately follow procedures.
* Ability to exercise tact and discretion when handling sensitive and/or confidential matters.
* Punctuality and reliability essential.
* Ability to follow directions, work independently, and to work within a team environment.
* Flexible schedule and ability to commit an average availability of 12 hours per week.
*Must be available to take shifts between 7:30am and 10:00pm.
* Experience working with persons with disabilities, in education, or in a service- oriented environment is an asset.
Experience Level
Current Students in an Undergraduate Program, Current Students in a Master’s Program, Current Students in a PhD Program

FNH 345 Counselling in Dietetics course – New TA position available


TA Hours: 50 hrs – FNH 345 January to April 2022
Instructor: Sinead Feeney, MSc, RD
Email contact information – 

Course overview:

This course will introduce students to counselling in dietetics. The role of privilege, systemic identities, internal and external biases, core beliefs, personal values and expectations will also be considered. Topics will include communication theory, foundational counselling skills, theories of behaviour change, motivational interviewing, goal setting, learning abilities and styles, obstacles to effective communication, Safe and Effective Use of Self (SEUS), multicultural competence, and ethical standards in nutrition counselling.

Work Performed:

Use moderately detailed marking guides to mark class assignments and projects. Submit the verified marks to the instructor using an Excel spreadsheet. Be available for occasional office hours at particular times prior to assignments/projects being due and be able to correspond by email when needed. Meet with students after assignments have been returned to refer unresolved queries about grading to the instructor. Assist with posting lectures and assignments to canvas and other communications. Attend some of the lectures to assist instructor with activities during the lecture.

Minimum qualifications and skills

Education and knowledge requirements: Preference will be given to graduate students in Human Nutrition, Health Sciences and Counselling psychology who have obtained an undergraduate degree in nutrition or dietetics and have a thorough understanding of nutrition, health and counselling techniques. Certificates in any continued education in counselling methods/skills an asset. Skills: Ability to correspond effectively with the instructor and to ask questions when uncertain about grading responsibilities. Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail (marking assignments, entering data into spreadsheets). Ability to communicate effectively with the students with their questions. Ability to navigate Canvas and Zoom.


Please contact Sinead Feeney directly if interested.