GAs and TAs

Graduate and teaching assistants (GAs and TAs) are employed by academic department to assist with teaching-related duties. 

The workshop is held each Fall for new graduate and teaching assistants in all faculties and departments.

Full-time doctoral and Master's students in eligible programs may be offered a Graduate Assistantship (GA) for up to 140 hours per term. Under the current GA/TA collective agreement, a Master’s students who is offered a GA position will receive GA support for a total of three terms, and a doctoral student - for seven terms. One additional GA term may be provided depending on availability. The value of a full 140-hour Master's GA is $5,356.40 per term and a doctoral GA - $5,969.60 per term (rates as of Sept. 2018).

M II – $38.26 per hour
PhD – $42.64 per hour

All rates include 4% vacation pay.

Some departments may offer teaching assistantships (TAs) for undergraduate students.

TA rates (effective Sept. 2018):

  • TA I (Years 1 and 2) – $19.80 per hour
  • TA II (Years 3 and 4) – $21.33 per hour
  • TA III – $28.01 per hour
  • M I – $28.01 per hour

All rates include 4% vacation pay. 

GATAcademy is a full-day professional development event open to all current and prospective UWindsor graduate assistants (GAs) and teaching assistants (TAs).

Offering a series of interactive workshops led by experienced professionals from across the campus, GATAcademy features resources and activities relevant to both new and experienced GAs/TAs. Topics include designing lessons, conducting effective labs and tutorials, best practices in grading and feedback, and a whole lot more!

GATAcademy is generously sponsored by the Centre for Teaching and Learning, Student Life Enhancement Fund, Graduate Student Society (GSS), and faculties at the University of Windsor.