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Position posting: Instructional assistants (IA) for HE100: Health Issues I

Two instructional assistants are required for HE100A and HE100B (fall 2018). HE100 is an introductory course, examining a wide range of individual and community level health issues from a physiological, social science and public health perspective. Topics will include:

  • defining health
  • determinants of health
  • health behaviour change and health promotion
  • psychosocial health and stress management
  • introduction to medical language and the body in health and disease
  • cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer
  • building healthy relationships
  • sexuality, fertility, pregnancy and childbirth


The IAs will assist in grading assignments, proctoring and grading midterm and final exams, and facilitating/staffing post-assignment and midterm exam review sessions.


Fourth year Honours Health Sciences student, who has completed HE100 with a minimum grade of A-. The ideal candidate is self-directed, highly organized, a critical thinker, with a strong interest in a wide range of health-related disciplines.

Hours of Work

65 hours (approximately five hours per week). Note that the workload for these positions will not be consistent across the term, with some weeks requiring more or less than five hours per week. Successful candidates must be available during the final exam period in December.

Rate of Pay

$21.70 per hour.

How to Apply

Please apply to Linda Bennett at lbennett@wlu.ca with a resume and cover letter by 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018.