TA conferences

This is the first time I have attended the conference, and I think that these workshops not only represent an excellent way of introducing TA'ing in the Canadian academic environment to new graduate students, but they also provide more experienced TAs with the opportunity to learn new things and share useful teaching experiences. Please forward my sincere congratulations on the project to the entire Learning and Teaching Centre at UVic!

- Ioana Sevcenco, conference participant

These free conferences are designed to help develop and improve teaching skills.

Experienced UVic TAs, Teaching Assistant Consultants (TACs) and faculty are invited to present workshops covering a wide spectrum of topics.

The conferences are a great opportunity to share ideas and experiences with graduate students in other faculties, as well as for professional and personal development.

Register for a conference

To register, log into our online registration system with your NetLink ID. Choose "View by Group," scroll down to "TA Conferences" and click "View." Select all the events you would like to attend. Then scroll up the page and click on the "Click Here to Complete Registration" button.

The database can be a little slow, so we appreciate your patience. If you have any problems registering for any of the sessions, please don't hesitate to .

Fall TA conference

When: September 3-6, 2019, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Harry Hickman Building
Facilitator: Cynthia Korpan, LTSI Professional Development Programs

The 2019 Fall TA Conference Program - Will be uploaded in August 2019

Spring TA conference (January 6 and 7, 2020)

When: January 6 and 7, 2020, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Where: Harry Hickman Building, Room 128
Facilitator: Cynthia Korpan, LTSI Professional Development Programs

This conference is spread over three days with workshops organized so participants can engage with a breadth of topics necessary to improve teaching skills and to fulfill their role as a new TA and future educator.

Conference Schedule

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Note: Attend six (6) or more individual sessions throughout the whole conference and write a 3-page reflective piece and you will receive a certificate acknowledging your commitment to professional development. See TA Conference Certificate for more information.

International Teaching Assistant (ITA) Conference (January 10, 2020)

When: January 10, 2020, 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Where: Harry Hickman Building, Room 128
Facilitator: Cynthia Korpan, LTSI Professional Development Programs

Any graduate student (landed, student visa or permanent resident) who is teaching or planning to teach in Canada is invited to attend this special conference designed to fill more specified needs. Topics include:

  • Teaching in the Canadian classroom
  • Culture shock
  • Communication in the classroom

Conference Schedule

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