New teaching assistants

Being a teaching assistant can be both very rewarding but also challenging. Our resources and support will help you to excel in your TA position.

Your first step is to contact the TAC in your department. The TAC will have discipline-specific workshops and provide one-on-one support. See this page to identify your TAC.

Next, you want to attend the Fall TA Conference. At this free event, you will connect with TAs from all across campus while engaging in foundational instruction important to being a TA at UVic.

To supplement the above, the following resources include a helpful series of tip sheets and an overview of your primary responsibilities for new TAs as a TA. There is also support for international students working as TAs.

In addition, we have a the UVic TA Manual that is extremely helpful, whether you are a new or an experienced teaching assistant.