Graduate Teaching Assistantships

Step 1: familiarize yourself with the Schulich Medicine and Dentistry Centralized GTA Process: 

 

  1. The GTA allocation process is structured to address the following requirements:
  • Maintain the Departments’ ability to deliver high-quality undergraduate teaching;
  • Support competitive stipends for PhD students in a fair, transparent, and equivalent manner for all Schulich PhD students;
  • Fit within Schulich’s budgetary constraints;
  • Wherever possible, provide the opportunity for graduate students to gain teaching experience as part of their career development process, regardless of their scholarship status; and
  • Be as efficient as possible for Programs and Schulich to administer.

 

2. GTA positions will be assigned to graduate students across the School in a specific order and to a specific number of hours:

  • PhD students without external scholarships, who are within their residency period and possess the experience/skill set to serve as a GTA in the assigned course, will be offered the equivalent of 0.5 GTA or 140 hours per year. [GTA-Eligible position]
  • PhD or MSc students whom we are obligated to hire in compliance with the GTA Collective Agreement, Articles 13.04b and 13.05a. [GTA-Obligatory position]
  • If positions are available, all other PhD and MSc students who are within their residency period and possess the experience/skill set to serve as a GTA in the assigned course will be offered the equivalent of a 0.25 GTA or 70 hours per year. [GTA-Discretionary position] 

 

3. The value of all GTA positions held within Schulich or in other faculties will be incorporated into the student's respective funding package, not added on top.  Any assignments beyond 0.5 GTA (140 hours) will lead to an increase of GF by at least 50% of the additional GTA assignment.

  • Student's total funding packages will be communicated at the start of the Fall term.  Graduate Fellowship (GF) funding may vary according to departmental minimum and maximum funding levels. 

 

4. If a PhD or MSc student is offered a GTA position in another Faculty outside of Schulich, the student must complete a Non-Schulich GTA Acknowledgement Form signed by the student, supervisor, Graduate Chair and Associate Dean Research (Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies).

  • GF funding for students with outside GTA positions will be discussed individually, and students will need to meet with their graduate chair.
  • Non-Schulich GTA Acknowledgement Form is not required for students in course-based programs.

 

5. If a PhD or MSc student declines an Eligible or Obligatory GTA position then his/her stipend will be reduced by the value of a 0.5 GTA or the obligated GTA value.

  • If a supervisor does not want their graduate student to hold an Eligible GTA position, and the graduate student is in agreement with this, then the supervisor is responsible for contributing the difference to the graduate student’s funding package. This agreement must be documented by completion of a GTA Opt-Out Form signed by the students, supervisor, and Graduate Chair.

 

Step 2: Review basic medical science course descriptions. GTA positions are available for the basic medical science courses listed in the accordion below:

Anatomy and Cell Biology

  • Anatomy and Cell Biology 2200B - Systemic Anatomy of the Human Body
  • Anatomy and Cell Biology 3200A - Functional Human Neuroanatomy
  • Anatomy and Cell Biology 3201B - Human Embryology
  • Anatomy and Cell Biology 3309 - Mammalian Histology
  • Anatomy and Cell Biology 3329A - Advanced Medical Cell Biology
  • Anatomy and Cell Biology 3700F/G - Biomedical/Pathology Research
  • Anatomy and Cell Biology 4200A - Cadaveric Anatomy - Musculoskeletal
  • Anatomy and Cell Biology 4201B - Organs and Systems
  • Anatomy and Cell Biology 4410A - Discovery Based Cell Biology 
  • Anatomy and Cell Biology 4411B - Discovery Based Cell Biology 
  • Anatomy and Cell Biology 4451F - Integrative Neuroscience
  • Anatomy and Cell Biology 4452B - Neurobiology of Mental Illness
  • Anatomy and Cell Biology 4461B - Translational Models of Cancer
  • Anatomy and Cell Biology 9051 -Anatomy for Physical Therapy
  • Anatomy and Cell Biology 9560 - Human Anatomy & Embryology

**For descriptions and details, please visit the Academic Calendar HERE

**For Grad descriptions and details, please contact the program office: anatomy@uwo.ca

Biochemistry

  • Biochemistry 2280A - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry 2288A - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology for Foods and Nutrition
  • Biochemistry 3380G - Biochemistry Laboratory
  • Biochemistry 3381A - Biological Macromolecules
  • Biochemistry 3382A - Biochemical Regulation
  • Biochemistry 3385B - Human Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry 3390B - Advanced Methods for Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry 3392F/G - Synthetic Biology:  Principles and Practice
  • Biochemistry 4410A - Molecular Biology of DNA and RNA
  • Biochemistry 4415B - Applications of Synthetic Biology and Chemical Genetics in Medicine
  • Biochemistry 4420A - Molecular Biology of Proteins 
  • Biochemistry 4425B - Proteomics and Protein Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry 4450A - Molecular Genetics of Human Cancer
  • Biochemistry 4484E – Student-Directed Research
  • Biochemistry 4955E – Community-Engaged Learning and Research Skills in Translational Cancer Biology
  • Biochemistry 9545 - Bioinformatics I
  • Biochemistry 9546 - Bioinformatics II

**For descriptions and details, please visit the Academic Calendar HERE

**For Grad descriptions and details, please contact the program office: mluckovi@uwo.ca 

Dentistry

  • Dentistry 5102 - Dental Pharmacology
  • Dentistry 5140 - Oral Histology
  • Dentistry 5160 - Systemic Anatomy
  • Dentistry 5185 - Core Biology
  • Dentistry 5186 - Head and Neck Anatomy
  • Dentistry 5228 - Endodontics
  • Dentistry 5324 - Orthodontics
  • Dentistry 5328 - Endodontics
  • Dentistry 5420 - Clinical Practice

**For descriptions and details, please visit the Academic Calendar HERE

Medical Bioinformatics/Medical Health Informatics

  • Medical Bioinformatics 3100A – Intro to Medical Bioinformatics
  • Medical Bioinformatics 4750G – Infectious Disease Bioinformatics
  • Medical Bioinformatics 4850G-Genomic Data Analysis
  • Medical Bioinformatics 4650F/G-Computation Methods for Epgenome Analysis
  • Medical Bioinformatics 4980E- Seminar and Research Project

**For descriptions and details, please visit the Academic Calendar HERE

Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences

  • Medical Sciences 1000Y - Exploring Medical Sciences
  • Medical Sciences 3900E - IMS Laboratory
  • Medical Sciences 4200A/B - Inflammation in Diseases
  • Medical Sciences 4930F/G - Selected Topics in Medical Sciences
  • Medical Sciences 4931G - Selected Topics in Medical Sciences
  • Medical Sciences 4990E - Laboratory Skills and Research Experiences in IMS
  • Medical Sciences 4995E - Community Engaged Learning and Research Skills in IMS

 **For descriptions and details, please visit the Academic Calendar HERE

Medical Biophysics

  • Medical Biophysics 2500A - Biophysics for Advancing Med
  • Medical Biophysics 3330F - Human Biomechanics 1
  • Medical Biophysics 3467B - Cancer Therapy 
  • Medical Biophysics 3501A - Circulatory/Respiratory Sci 1
  • Medical Biophysics 3503G - Fundamentals of Digitial Imaging
  • Medical Biophysics 3518B - Intro to Molecular Imaging 
  • Medical Biophysics 3720A - In Vivo Medical Imaging 
  • Medical Biophysics 3820B - Photonics in Medicine and Bio 
  • Medical Biophysics 3980E - General Biophysics Laboratory
  • Medical Biophysics 4467B - Radiation Biology with BioMed
  • Medical Biophysics 4700B - Case Studies in Medical Biophysics 
  • Medical Biophysics 4720B - Applied Medical Imaging 
  • Medical Biophysics 4730A - Disease Marker & Precision Med
  • Medical Biophysics 4970E - Research Project in Medical Biophysics 
  • BIOPHYS 9513 - Scientific Communications 
  • BIOPHYS 9672 - Practical Radiotherapy Physics 
  • BIOPHYS 9709 - Biomedical Application of Neural Network
  • BIOPHYS 9713 - Professional Communications for CAMPEP
  • BIOPHYS 9706 - CAMPEP Physiology & Anatomy 

 **For descriptions and details, please visit the Academic Calendar HERE

**For Grad descriptions and details, please contact the program office: askmbp@uwo.ca 

Medicine

Medicine 1137

**For descriptions and details, please visit the Academic Calendar HERE

Microbiology and Immunology

  • Microbiology and Immunology 2500A/B - Biology of Infection and Immunity 
  • Microbiology and Immunology 3200B - Virology
  • Microbiology and Immunology 3300B - Immunology
  • Microbiology and Immunology 3400A - Bacteriology
  • Microbiology and Immunology 3500B - Biological and Social Determinants of Infectious Disease
  • Microbiology and Immunology 3610F - Microbiology Laboratory
  • Microbiology and Immunology 3620G - Immunology Laboratory
  • Microbiology and Immunology 4100A - Bacterial Pathogenesis 
  • Microbiology and Immunology 4200B - Molecular Virology
  • Microbiology and Immunology 4310A - Inflammation and Immunology in Disease
  • Microbiology and Immunology 4400B - Microbial Applications

 **For descriptions and details, please visit the Academic Calendar HERE

Neuroscience

  • Neuroscience 2000 - Introduction to Neuroscience
  • Neuroscience 3000G - Current Topics in Neuroscience
  • Neuroscience 4000E - Honors Thesis
  • Neuroscience 9500 - Principles of Neuroscience  **must be registered in year 2+
  • Neuroscience 9551 - Integrative Neuroscience
  • Perspectives in Neuroscience Seminar and Speaker Series

  **For UG descriptions and details, please visit the Academic Calendar HERE 

  **For Grad descriptions and details, please contact the program office: Susan.Simpson@schulich.uwo.ca 

Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

  • Pathology 3500 - Introduction to Human Pathology 
  • Pathology 3700F/G - Biomedical/Pathology Research 
  • Pathology 4200A/B - Current Concepts in the Pathogenesis of Human Diseases 
  • Pathology 4400B - Environmental Pathology 
  • Pathology 4425B - Advanced Clinical Histology
  • Pathology 4450A - Molecular Genetics of Human Cancer 
  • Pathology 4500B - Introduction to Forensic Sciences
  • Pathology 4600B - Genetic and Epigentetic Basis of Human Disease
  • Pathology 4980E - Seminar & Research Project

  **For descriptions and details, please visit the Academic Calendar HERE

Pharmacology

  • Pharmacology 2060B - Introductory Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Pharmacology 3620 - Human Pharmacology and Therapeutic Principles
  • Pharmacology 4320A - Cardiovascular Pharmacology 
  • Pharmacology 4360B - Mechanisms of Cancer Chemotherapy 
  • Pharmacology 4660A - Human Toxicology

  **For descriptions and details, please visit the Academic Calendar HERE

Physiology

  • Physiology 1020 - Human Physiology 
  • Physiology 1021 - Introduction to Human Physiology
  • Physiology 2130 - Human Physiology
  • Physiology 3120 - Human Physiology
  • Physiology 3140A - Cellular Physiology 
  • Physiology 4100B - Digestion and Related Metabolism
  • Physiology 4510A - Understanding Pluripotency: The Physiology of Stem Cell Fate and Function
  • Physiology 4520B - Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine
  • Physiology 4530B - Biological Bases of Skeletal Health and Disease
  • Physiology 4700B - Fetal Physiology
  • Physiology 4730B - Cell Signalling in Tissue, Injury and Repair
  • Physiology 4740A - Life Corse and Reproductive Health

  **For descriptions and details, please visit the Academic Calendar HERE

Physiology and Pharmacology

  • Physiology and Pharmacology 2000 - Introduction to the Integration of Human Physiology and Pharmacology
  • Physiology and Pharmacology 3000E - Physiology and Pharmacology Laboratory
  • Physiology and Pharmacology 4100A - Digestion, Related Metabolism and Metabolic Disease
  • Physiology and Pharmacology 4440B - Animal and Cell Modelling of Development and Disease
  • Physiology and Pharmacology 4530B - Biological Bases of Skeletal Health and Disease
  • Physiology and Pharmacology 4750A - Neurobiology of Aging
  • Physiology and Pharmacology 4980E - Seminar and Research Project

  **For descriptions and details, please visit the Academic Calendar HERE

 

One Health

  • One Health 3300A - Foundations in One Health
  • One Health 3600B - One Health in Action 
  • One Health 4100G - Animal Health, Human Health, and Comparative Pathology
  • One Health 4800G - Selected Topics in One Health
  • One Health 4980E - Seminar and Research Project 

  **For descriptions and details, please visit the Academic Calendar HERE

Step 3: Complete and Submit your Application

The online application will be available starting May 31, 2024.

  • Please carefully read and complete the application ensuring that your student number, home department/program and name are accurately entered/selected. The home department/program you select in the application will intiate the completed application to be automatically routed to that department/program for review and consideration.
  • Please ensure that you attach a copy of your CV (PDF only) before submitting the application. 
  • Please be SPECIFIC when providing details about your skill set(s) (for example: animal handling techniques include mouse and rats, performing surgey...")