TA Training Day


TA Training Days are traditionally half day or full day events consisting of multiple concurrent sessions on a variety of topics. They are designed to appeal to both new teaching assistants and continuing teaching assistants.

There are several opportunities for teaching assistants to participate in events throughout the year. These university wide initiatives serve several purposes:

  • They may serve as an orientation for new teaching assistants
  • They provide opportunities for individuals from different units and disciplines to collaborate and learn from each other
  • They cover a range of topics that TAs can use to better educate and prepare themselves for their duties
  • They offer TAs ample opportunity to fulfill their paid pedagogical training

Fall 2019 TA Training Day Event is Saturday, September 28th 

10:00am – 4:40pm


3rd Floor Richcraft Hall (workshops)

Writing Workshop & Retreat (2200 Richcraft Hall)

To Register go to Carleton Central


Concurrent Workshops #1: 10:00-11:30am

Room Title Presenter Audience EDC Credit
RB 3110 “Teaching New Dogs Old Tricks: Engaging Students in Research” Martha Attridge Bufton, Carleton University Library All FASS & FPA TAs Yes
RB 3112 “Preparing for Life After Graduation: Graduate Professional Development” David Lafferty

Faculty of Graduate Studies & Postdoctoral Affairs

All TAs Yes
RB 3202 “Strategies for Effective Grading: an interactive workshop” Helen Roumeliotis, TA Mentor All TAs Yes


Writing Workshop & Retreat: 11:45am-1:15pm And 1:30pm-3:00pm

Room Title Presenter Audience EDC Credit
2200 RB


“Kickstart Your Writing”


Writing retreat (optional)


Sabrina Di Lonardo/ Esther Briner/Carmen Warner

TA Mentors

Samantha Shortt


All TAs Yes
RB 2200

Various rooms – (RB 3220/RB 3224/RB 3228/RB 1201)


Writing Retreat: (dedicated writing time for TAs who attended “Kickstart Your Writing”)


Sabrina Di Lonardo/Esther Briner/Carmen Warner

TA Mentors

All TAs Yes



Concurrent Workshops #2: 1:30-3:00pm

Room Title Presenter Audience EDC Credit
RB 3202 “Supporting and Accommodating Students with Disabilities” Somei Tam and Sonia Tanguay, Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities All TAs Yes
RB 3112 “Equity and Inclusive Communities” Ikram Jama and Amal Elmi, Dept. of Equity and Inclusive Communities All TAs Yes
RB 3110 “Class Conduct” Madison Cohen-MacFarlane, Phd Student (Engineering) Engineering TAs Yes


Concurrent Workshops #3: 3:10-4:40pm

Room Title Presenter Audience EDC Credit
RB 3110 “Facilitating Discussion Groups” Amanda Roberts All TAs Yes
RB 3112 “The Elevator Pitch: Making Research Accessible to Non-Experts” Nina Dore, Phd Student (SLaLS) All TAs Yes