- Teaching Assistant: A graduate student employed to provide support for teaching a course. This includes employees classified as Graduate Teaching Fellows.
Duties associated with being a Teaching Assistant or Graduate Teaching Fellow may include but are not limited to: preparation, delivering and/or attending lectures; demonstrating, marking, student consultation, invigilating, holding office hours, setting up experiments, supervision of field trips and conferring with the Supervisor in charge as required by the assignment.
- Research Assistant: A graduate student employed for a defined period, on an hourly basis, to perform duties assigned by a faculty member that contribute to a faculty member’s research program and that are not required as part of the student’s academic program.
Duties associated with being a Research Assistant may include but are not limited to: research, preparing reports, writing papers, laboratory support, literature/library research, administrative tasks and provision of other research support and assistance.
- Student Assistant: A graduate student employed to carry out duties which support the academic mission of the University, but which do not primarily fall into the categories of Teaching Assistant or Research Assistant, as listed above.