GPTK794 - TA & RA workplace essentials


Being a student worker can be weird and confusing! A university is a unique workplace that requires a particular set of skills to navigate.
In this workshop, you will learn the ins and outs of being a teaching/research assistant - how to maintain a good work-life balance and a strong and respectful relationship with your supervisor; how to ensure you’re not overworked and have good limits on your time; what to know about your rights and responsibilities as a TA/RA and where you can turn if problems arise. This workshop will overview common issues that TAs/RAs encounter and discuss how to address them.

Learning Objectives

In this workshop, you will learn,
  1. To be able to understand a contract and workload form
  2. To learn the workplace rights that you have as a teaching/research assistant
  3. To identify and combat discrimination and harassment in the workplace
  4. To be able to communicate your concerns effectively and professionally to your supervisor
  5.  To understand what TRAC is and how it can help you

Leaders Information

This workshop will be delivered by TRAC Union.