Research and Teaching Assistantships
Research Assistantships (RA):
The majority of graduate students who do not hold major scholarships (e.g., NSERC fellowships) are offered RAs by their supervisors. Such assistantships are funded by research grants for specified projects which almost always constitute thesis projects. RAs may be held in conjunction with Teaching Assistantships (TAs) and some scholarships. Registered students should consult the Mech Graduate Information support page on VISTA for further information on setting up their RA appointment.
Teaching Assistantships (TA):
Teaching Assistantship duties can include assisting in undergraduate laboratories, tutorials, and marking. TAs may be held in conjunction with other assistantships or scholarships. Assignments vary depending on the course requirement and remuneration is approximately $1500.00 per term. Registered students should consult the Mech Graduate Information support page on VISTA for further information on applying for a TA appointment .
Other useful resources for TAs:
The Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth at UBC regularly provides Graduate Instructional Skills Workshops (ISW) designed for graduate students interested in developing and enhancing their instructional skills. It caters to individuals new at teaching as well as those who wish to refresh and enhance their skills. For more information on this and other professional development programs for graduate students please visit www.tag.ubc.ca .
Last reviewed 12/15/2009 10:02:23 AM