Teaching Assistantships

Teaching Assistantships involve a variety of duties in the department's undergraduate courses, such as directing discussions groups, evaluating papers, and marking examinations.

Current stipends are as follows:

MA  - $11, 356
PhD - $11, 801

Teaching Assistants spend a maximum of 12 hours per week on average over the academic year teaching or teaching-related duties.

Please note that there are no fee exemptions for Teaching Assistants. All Teaching Assistants must pay the appropriate fees. These fees may be deferred, however, and deducted from the Teaching Assistant stipend. Every effort is made to assign persons to undergraduate courses which fall into their own field of specialization. There will be no renewals for MA students beyond the second year nor for PhD students beyond the fourth year. Teaching Assistants are represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 2278, and work under a collective agreement.

NOTE: All students who have been accepted into the graduate program will be automatically considered by the graduate committee for Teaching Assistantships; no application is required.