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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.

The 2020 annual orientation workshop for new Graduate and Teaching Assistants (GAs and TAs) from all faculties and departments is scheduled for Wednesday, September 9, 2020, from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (details to follow).

The Centre for Teaching and Learning will be holding the GATAcademy completely online, as a week-long event from August 31st - September 4th, 2020.For more information on this and other events coordinated by the GATA Network, please visit us at

A variety of resources targeted to GAs and TAs in all departments are available for Fall term 2020, including GATA Network workshops and drop-in hours as well as Blackboard support and guidelines from CTL for new GAs/TAs. Resources are summarized on the Fall term resources for students webpage.

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.