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Thompson Rivers University 50th Anniversary
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Teaching Assistants

Teaching assistants are integral to effective course delivery at TRU. We provide support, training and social networking opportunities for TAs in order to create a vibrant TA culture on campus.


CELT provides support to teaching assistants in all disciplines through fall and winter orientations that cover topics such as policies and procedures, submitting timesheets, intercultural communication, and challenging situations with students. These orientations are also opportunities for new TAs to learn from experienced peers and to develop connections with TAs from across disciplines.


Throughout the year, workshop and professional development opportunities are provided for TAs. Check the CELT calendar and the TA Orientation Moodle site for upcoming events such as:

  • Suicide Prevention Training
  • Teaching Practices Colloquium 
  • Instructional Skills Workshops 
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