Teaching Assistant Workshops

Working as a Teaching Assistant is important work. Learn how to navigate the challenges so you can celebrate more successes. Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) is not just about the content that you teach. It is also about how the class is set-up and conducted: how you use self-reflection and set expectations; how students interact with you and each other; and how student learning is assessed. In this workshop you will learn about power & privilege, the policies and guidelines that frame your work and how best to support students as you navigate ethical dilemmas and potential conflicts.

This session is foundational to supporting an equitable and inclusive learning environment, while enhancing department and program specific TA training.

Note: If you would like to require this session as part of your TA training, please connect with the facilitator Rachael Sullivan – rachael.sullivan@ubc.ca to inquire about access to registration data and attendance.


Audience Date
EDI for TAs – Open Session (1 of 2) May 12, 2022, 12 noon – 2:00 p.m.
EDI for TAs – Open Session (2 of 2) May 20, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon.

These sessions are presented by Rachael E. Sullivan, PhD, a passionate educator in the areas of gender and sexual diversity, active bystander interventions, and equity, diversity and inclusion in the research process. While earning her doctorate from the Sociology Department, she won the prestigious Killiam Graduate Teaching Award (2008). She went on to teach from 2012-2016 within the Sociology Department at UBC. She joined the Equity & Inclusion Office in 2014, and has since been involved in the Positive Space campaign, co-developing various workshops that promote equitable and inclusive approaches to teaching, learning, working, and living at UBC.