Welcome to the Teaching Assistants' Space

The TLSS offers several different services to help you develop your skills and make your function easier.

For those who intend to become a professor, we also offer a program of specialized courses in university teaching for which a certificate of completion is now available (see below in our featured services).  We encourage you to browse all of our menus and discover our wide range of services available throughout the year offer by a team of dedicated professionals who listen to your needs.

Orientation Day

You are a teaching assistant and you want to perfect your skills in pedagogy? Every year, the Teaching and Learning Support Service offers various workshops for teaching assistants...

Specialized Courses

  • You are completing a doctoral program and thinking of a university career or you are a graduate student with some teaching responsibilities?
  • You want to expand your understanding of pedagogical issues and get ready for your future teaching responsibilities or be able to respond in a more efficient way to the students you are working with?
  • Want to refresh your memory as to university teaching?

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Excellence Award for TA

The TLSS recognizes the achievement of exceptional teaching assistants by offering three excellence awards annually in the form of a $500 prize. This type of recognition satisfies many objectives, including those of the annual Employee Giving Program, which philanthropic spirit also allows employees to contribute financially to the Excellence Award for Teaching Assistant Fund.

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Certificate in University Teaching

The Certificate in University Teaching for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows aims to help graduate students and postdoctoral fellows develop the professional skills required to hold a faculty position at the university level while offering training that enhances their practise, facilitates discussion and collaboration.

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Several outstanding uOttawa Teaching Assistants (TA) received a recognition from the Teaching and Learning Support Service (TLSS) for their achievements, their contribution and their dedication to the students who are entrusted to them as Teaching Assistants; a role that is pivotal to the quality of learning and the student experience.

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