Teaching Assistant Consultants (TACs)


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 Division of Learning and Teaching Support and Innovation (LTSI). Remember that all workshops at the LTSI are suitable for all TAs and graduate students to attend, even if you have a TAC in your department. All events at the LTSI 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 the Manager of Professional Development Programs, and are responsible for providing a discipline-specific TA workshop series, teaching observations, one-on-one mentoring, and referrals to appropriate campus resources. The Manager of Professional Development Programs provides all TACs with training, support, and resources.

Please see the tab 2018-19 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 the , by email or at 250-472-4798.

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


Betsy Hagestedt

Art History and Visual Studies

Ambreen Shehzad Hussaini


Gerry Gourlay


Tasha Jarisz

Child and Youth Care

Alina Reed

Civil Engineering

Camille Zimmer

Computer Science

Adeshina Alani

Earth and Ocean Sciences

Marikò Cappello


Zhang Tianyang

Educational Psychology Leadership Studies

Jess Willows

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Sai Prakash Reddy Konda


Natalie Boldt


Regina Grishko


Sharon Dias

Germanic and Slavic Studies

Tessa Coutu

Greek and Roman Studies

Alyssa Allen


Kelly Clark

(International TAC)

Taiwo Afolabi

(International TAC)

Pei-Ling Wang


Oluwabukola O. Ariyo

Mechanical Engineering

Sadaf Samimi Gharaie


Kaitie Sly

Pacific and Asian Studies

Yucong Zhang

Physics and Astronomy

David Stephens

Political Science

Mehdi Hashemi


Lisa Ohlhauser


Tayler Zavitz

Visual Arts

Kaitlyn Dunsmore