Teaching and Learning Graduate Academic Assistant (GAA)


Faculty of Education
Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and Special Education

 2021-22 W1 GAA Positions – ECPS


Teaching and Learning Graduate Academic Assistant (GAA) 

Posted on Sept 8, 2021 | Application Deadline: Sept 15, 2021

Positions Open: 2

This GAA position is funded by the university to support teaching and learning this fall, as we navigate returning to campus within the context of COVID-19. As such, this position will focus on extraordinary issues that emerge for students as a direct result of the pandemic.



Support teaching and learning in ECPS to reduce or mitigate the impact of COVID-19

  • Facilitating the inclusion of remote learners in a face-to-face classes (e.g., by managing recording technologies or chat in Zoom sessions that are running in tandem with a face-to-face class)
  • Supporting students who are returning-to-campus (e.g., helping connect students with COVID-related information and/or resources, as needed)
  • Working with Peer Advisor GAA’s to provide tech support for social gatherings, as needed
  • Supporting faculty and students should a pivot to remote learning be required.


Time commitment and pay

This Graduate Academic Assistant position is a 10 hours/week commitment for 15 weeks during the fall term.  The stipend is $4,200 (based on $28/hour X 10 hours/week for 15 weeks). It is anticipated that there will be flexibility with the scheduling of work hours, especially given the uncertainty of how COVID will impact the upcoming term. The GAA will report to the Graduate Advisor, Dr. Serge Lacroix.

To apply, please send your cover letter and current CV to: ecps.administration@ubc.ca. Applications should include the current CV and a letter indicating why you are interested in the position.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
Due to the number of applications we receive, we are not able to confirm receipt of submissions over the phone or by mail, nor can we provide the status of applicants except to those who are selected for an interview.