Teaching Assistants (TAs) are on the front line of teaching, and contribute greatly to undergraduate education at Carleton. This page will help support your work as a teaching assistant and keep you informed of the resources, support measures and initiatives available to aid in your personal and professional development.

Upcoming TA workshops: TA pedagogical training workshops are finished for the 2023-2024 academic year. Keep an eye out for our Fall 2024 training support information towards the end of August.

Murphy the therapy dog!

As a special treat for all TAs, we are offering a Therapy Dog Session with Murphy! Come and visit our very sweet and laid-back Murphy on Thursday, April 4th in 482 MacOdrum Library – Future Learning Lab!


TA Central Hub: training & resources

The new TA Central Hub: training and resources, in Brightspace, is a portal for TAs to watch pre-recorded training videos, access resource materials and share resources related to teaching. If you are a TA and would like to enroll in the Hub, please contact Sam Shortt.

Download our current TA Toolkit so you have a quick way to find all our resources and offerings: TA TOOLKIT 2023-2024

Follow us on our new Instagram account https://www.instagram.com/carletonutas/

You can also follow us on Twitter at @CarletonUTAs to stay up-to-date on the latest events and news.

Questions? Check out the contact information below to see who to contact for answers, or register for a consultation here.


Stay up-to-date on the latest matters practical and pedagogical that impact your work as a TA.


Get all the details on the TLS Outstanding TA Award.

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A place for all TAs (grad and undergrad) to share commentary, ideas and academic pursuits.


Check out additional resources to help develop your skills.


Learn more about the mandatory and voluntary training opportunities available to Carleton’s TAs.


Browse through the frequently asked questions we get about teaching assistant duties, training and support.

Contact Information

TLS programming (certificates, training options, etc.) Teaching and Learning Services TASupport@carleton.ca, 613-520-2344
Attendance issues for pedagogical training Read our FAQ (“My completed training hasn’t appeared in Carleton Central…”), and then contact the appropriate party Will depend on your situation (read the FAQ)
Locating more pedagogical training options Read our FAQ (“What are my options for pedagogical training?”)
Payment for and/or tracking of compliance training hours Human Resources humanresources@carleton.ca, 613-520-2600 x3634
Payment for and/or tracking of pedagogical training hours Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs graduate.studies@carleton.ca, 613-520-2600 x2525
The TA Management System Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs graduate.studies@carleton.ca, 613-520-2600 x2525
TA Assignments
–“I would like to become a TA”
–“I would like to change TA assignments”
–“I have concerns about my TA assignment”
Your department’s graduate administrator, graduate supervisor and/or chair

Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Affairs

CUPE 4600

Contact info for department staff will be on departmental websites

graduate.studies@carleton.ca, 613-520-2600 x2525

cupe4600@carleton.ca, 613-520-2600 x7482