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Mandatory training is provided to Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTA) who undertake their first appointment at Laurier. You will have access to practical information to help you navigate and succeed in your important role in the classroom. 

In training, you will learn: 

  • information about performance expectations
  • employment legislation
  • best practices in teaching
  • university supports and procedures

In additon, you will learn about your local PSAC representatives who, with Laurier, are responsible for administering the Collective Agreement.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of training, you will be able to: 

  • Describe GTA and faculty supervisor responsibilities and expectations. 
  • Observe employment rules and regulations including workplace accommodation, health and safety and employment standards.
  • Identify the purpose of GTA and faculty supervisor meetings. 
  • Build a foundational knowledge in best practices for teaching. 
  • Identify and respond to students in need of elevated levels of support.

Upcoming Training

Individuals taking up their first assistantship in fall 2022 will be required to complete the mandatory training. The training will be available on MyLS by early August. All the modules will be completed online (except where noted).

Each GTA required to complete the mandatory training must provide their Certificates of Completion (generated on MyLS upon completion of the module) to the administrative assistant (or designate) within their department/academic unit.

More details with specific details on the required modules will be announced soon.