Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion in TAing at UBC: A Workshop

Event Date & Time

  • January 19, 2024
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Event Description

This event is part of the TA Institute, taking place from January 15-19, 2024


Eligibility: The TA Institute is open to all undergraduate TAs, graduate students who are interested in teaching, and all graduate student TAs. This session is not open to general staff or faculty.

As a TA, you are an important resource for both students and instructors. You can help build a more equitable learning environment in how you set expectations, manage online and in-person classroom interactions, and in how you approach evaluating student work. Equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) is not just about the content that you teach; it is about how the class is set-up and conducted. In this workshop you will learn about power and privilege within the learning environment, the policies and guidelines that frame your work, and how best to support students as you navigate ethical dilemmas and potential conflicts.


  • Adam Arca, Graduate Student Facilitator, CCEI TA Project (CTLT & EIO)
  • Daniel Gallardo, Graduate Student Facilitator, CCEI TA Project (CTLT & EIO)


If you wish to complete this workshop as part of either of the themes below to receive a Letter of Completion, you must complete a theme completion form by January 24th, 2024 at 11:59 PM (only complete this form onceā€”make sure to indicate all themes and all sessions that you have completed).

Click HERE to access the theme completion form.

This session falls into the following themes:

  • Exploring and Supporting Inclusivity, Equity, Accessibility and Wellness
  • Online Mode

TA Institute

This year, workshops in the TA institute are organized into 3 themes. If you complete all the workshops in a theme, and submit a theme completion form, you are eligible for a Letter of Completion that you can include in your Teaching Portfolio and CV. The Letter of Completion will include a brief description of the theme(s) that you completed, and how the work you did in the theme(s) support your development as a teacher.