How to Navigate the Workplace as a TA or RA? | GPTK794


Join some of Concordia’s seasoned teaching and research assistants for a workshop on the “small print” of being a TA or RA: explaining union membership, how contracts and workload forms work, what are your rights as a student worker at Concordia, and how to navigate common work-place problems like boundaries and overwork. You’ll meet other students with experience working at Concordia and organizing in unions, and you'll have plenty of extra time to ask them all your burning questions.
This workshops is designed primarily to help orient workers who are currently signing their first contracts, but could also be useful to anyone with more experience who has outstanding doubts or concerns regarding their workload.

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


Event details

Workshop location


Start date

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

End date

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Workshop days



From 11:00 to 12:30


Becca Wilgosh

Tim Chandler

Amanda Dunbar


Sophia Magliocca


17 / 100

Registration deadline

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

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Skill domains

Teaching Teaching assistantship