Note: This program was not selected for funding for 2011-2012. We are currently seeking new avenues for funding.
The Instructional Skills Program for International Teaching Assistants (ITA) supports those who are new to North American culture and who speak English as an additional language. It is designed to assist scholars in developing the skills to successfully transition into Canadian academic settings, both in the classroom and as members of their departments.
The program welcomes participants who are currently at UBC as:
This program assists participants to:
"The ITA program helped me build my confidence in teaching through having to teach before peers in the program." Read more.
Poureya Bazargani, Program Graduate
"Learning styles here are really different from where I had studied; I learned how to look at teaching and learning from different perspectives, communicate cross-culturally, and better understand Canadian learning styles thorough many interactive activities."
2009 ITA participant