The TA conferences are spread over several days (four in the fall and two in the spring) to ensure that you are able to attend the workshops you want!
The conferences are designed to help you develop and improve your teaching skills. Experienced UVic TAs, Teaching Assistant Consultants (TACs) and faculty are invited to present workshops covering a wide spectrum of topics. The conference is typically divided into three streams: the first caters to new TAs, second to experienced TAs, and the third stream to international teaching assistants, but all streams are open to anyone who wants to attend.
The conferences are a great opportunity to connect and share ideas and experiences with graduate students in other faculties, and for professional and personal development. The conference is FREE for all graduate students, new and returning teaching and academic assistants, and instructors. Pre-registration is required.
One TA describes her experience after attending the Fall TA conference:
"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)
Fall TA Conference
Spring TA Conferences
TA/Graduate Student Workshops