As part of the PhD degree requirements, students must TA at least one (CBC, Physics, QSB) or two (Applied Math) semesters. In addition to providing a source of funding, TA positions are central to the preparation of a pool of graduate students qualified to teach at post-secondary institutions. Serving as a TA provides valuable training and experience for:
- Future roles as university faculty or career professionals
- Preparation for the oral qualifying examination and oral defense of the dissertation
- Development of clear and effective communication skills and ability to respond on the spot in an organized
For more information on TA appointments, visit the Funding section of our website.