Teaching Assistant Consultants (TACs)

Programs

The TA Consultants program positions TA mentors ("TA Consultants" or "TACs") in most UVic departments. Below is the TAC for your department. If you want information about the programming for TAs in your department, please contact the TAC in your department. TACs develop discipline-specific seminars that cover a range of practical topics, tips, approaches and issues most pertinent to TAs at UVic. Additionally, TACs provide one-on-one support as required.

If you do not see your department listed, please refer to our workshops page to see upcoming workshops and courses that you can attend at the Learning and Teaching Centre (LTC). Remember that all workshops at the LTC are suitable for all TAs and graduate students to attend, even if you have a TAC in your department. All events at the LTC are free to all graduate students at UVic.

TACs are typically senior graduate students with considerable teaching experience and demonstrated teaching excellence. TACs report to Cynthia Korpan, LTC Professional Development Programs and TA Training Manager, and are responsible for providing a discipline-specific TA workshop series, teaching observations, one-on-one mentoring, and referrals to appropriate campus resources. Cynthia provides all TACs with training, support, and resources.

Please see the tab 2017-18 TACs to find out more about the TAC in your department. Alternatively, contact the graduate secretary in your department.

If you are interested in applying for the TAC position for the next academic year, please see our job opportunities page.

If you require further information about the TAC program, please contact Cynthia Korpan, LTC Professional Development Programs and TA Training Manager by email or at 250-472-4798.

To view the learning outcomes of your department’s TAC, look here.

Anthropology

Cindy Huang

Art History and Visual Studies

David Christopher

Biology

Gerry Gourlay

Chemistry

Tasha Jarisz

Child and Youth Care

Angie Gray

Computer Science

Eirini Kalliamvakou

Earth and Ocean Sciences

Emma Pascoe

Economics

Ben Paterson

Educational Psychology Leadership Studies

Satinder Virdi

Engineering

Parni Tayebi

English

Janice Niemann

Environmental Studies

Claire O’Manique

French

Emma Kwasnica

Geography

Maleea Acker

Germanic and Slavic Studies

Noga Yarmar

Greek and Roman Studies

Arnold van Roessel

History

Alexie Glover

(International TAC)

Yan Gao

(International TAC)

Pei-Ling Wang

Linguistics

Adar Anisman

Mathematics and Statistics

Chi Ming Kou

Music

Alanna Kazdan

Pacific and Asian Studies

David Long

Philosophy

Aidan Collier

Political Science

Didier Zuniga

Psychology

Elliott Lee

Sociology

Ashley Berard