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Student Employment

The Mathematics Department hires undergraduate Laurier students as instructional assistants for laboratory sessions and as markers and/or proctors. Graduate students can obtain employment as teaching assistants or research assistants.

There are also opportunities for both employed and volunteer positions with the Mathematics and Statistics Learning Support.

Lab Instructional Assistants

The deadline to apply for IA positions in the spring and fall terms was Sunday, April 4th, 2021. The next opportunity to apply for a position will be in late October to early November when the online application form for the winter 2022 term will become available.

If you have any questions regarding the position or the application process, contact


Markers and Proctors

The department employs senior students on a piecework basis to proctor midterm tests and to mark assignments, quizzes and midterm tests in many of its courses. In September, students in senior mathematics courses may register their availability for this work. The deadline to apply for the fall term has now passed. If you are interested in applying for the winter term, the online application form will become available in early January.

For general information applicable to all graduate students, see employment-based funding. For more information on financial support, see funding and awards.

Teaching Assistantships

Teaching Assistantships are available to full-time students in the Master of Science in Mathematics program. Students are eligible for a maximum of two teaching assistantships over the course of the program. You must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident to be eligible.

The chair of Mathematics and the graduate coordinator will decide on the allocation of teaching assistantships to students each academic year. Once you have been assigned to TA a particular course, you should meet with the course coordinator to discuss the duties you will be expected to fulfil. Each course will have a Teaching Assistant Job Responsibility form that you and the instructor must sign. The signed forms are to be submitted to the mathematics office for the signature of the graduate coordinator. The forms must be sent to the Faculty of Graduate Studies by the end of the second week of classes for payroll to be processed.

Research Assistantships

Research assistantships may be available to certain graduate students in Mathematics. Contact individual faculty for information. All full-time students are eligible.