Get your LFS Advance TA Skills Certificate of Completion!


Happy new year/term LFS TAs!

For those of you who haven’t heard, the LFS TA Training Program is offering a NEW Advance TA Skills Certificate of Completion to award your continued education in the field of teaching!

In order to receive an Advanced TA Skills Certificate of Completion, you must:

  1. Be a (graduate/undergraduate) student in LFS.

    2. Complete at least 5 professional development trainings (workshops, etc.) offered by the LFS TA Training Program or CTLT.

  • Trainings from other UBC Entities are accepted only with prior approval.
  • Non-UBC trainings are not accepted.

3. The five trainings must fall under the following categories:

  • Teaching Fundamentals (3 trainings)
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (1 training)
  • Teaching Theory and Pedagogy (1 training)

4. Three out of the five trainings must be completed within the LFS TA Training Program.

  • One of which must have occurred after the approval of the Certificate Program (i.e., later than September 1st, 2023).
  • For example, if you came to the Fall 2023 LFS TA Orientation, you would have completed the Equitable Marking (Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) and Leading Discussions (Teaching Fundamentals) workshops that meet this criteria.

Applications for the Certificate will be open at the end of each term (November and April) For more information about applying, see the LFS TA Portal.


Speaking  of trainings… UBC CTLT is offering their Winter TA Institute next week! Here’s some examples of how these sessions can count toward your Certificate:

Teaching Fundamentals (3 trainings required)

Lecturing and Presentation Skills (Wednesday, Jan 17, 12:30-2:30 In-person)

Leading Discussions: Tutorials, Labs, & Lectures (Thursday, Jan 18, 3:00-5:00 In-person)

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (1 training required)

Social Class in our Classes: How can I Support Students as a TA (Monday, Jan 15, 10-12 – In person)

Accessibility-centred Design: Creating Inclusive Learning Environments (Tuesday, Jan 16, 10-12 online)

Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion in TAing at UBC: A Workshop (Friday, Jan 19, 10-12 online)

Teaching Theory and Pedagogy (1 training required)

Using the Experiential Learning Cycle to Create Impactful Learning (Wednesday, Jan 1910-12 – In person)

Note that the we will be offering an LFS TA training this term that will fall under Teaching Fundamentals… Stay tuned for more details!

If you have any questions about the Certificate program, email your LFS TA Coordinators – Lexis ( or Steven (

Have a great term!