Graduate Student Opportunities


I am the course coordinator for one of our core courses in the Pathology Graduate program: Path 501 Foundations of Human Histopathology. I am in search of a Graduate Academic Assistant to help with Path 501 this fall. As many of you know, the sessions are each on a Thursday, 2-5pm and this year will be delivered ONLINE through ZOOM. Each session involves 1 hour of lecture and 2 additional contact hours as a tutorial. This is a great opportunity to stay familiar with histopathology, and to interact with some of the terrific instructors in our course as well as new students to our program.

In this position, the following will be expected:

· Checkin online to Zoom 15 minutes before class

· Assist the instructor as needed in getting talks online and setting up audiovisuals. Ensure and record that students have completed the required tutorial questions.

· Feel free to stay online through the lecture. This is where you will have time to make any changes to quizzes that will be run, or prepare for the tutorial sessions that day, or quizzes for the following weeks.

· During the tutorial, you will helping the instructor to guide the 8-10 students through a set of tutorial questions which they are provided in advance to review and complete some questions in advance. You will be helping the instructor to guide the students as they address these questions using the online virtual collections through the Pathology learning centre.

· At the end of the tutorial, you may be managing a brief quiz (5 minutes, unless the instructor is able to run this); this is not for marks.

· You will also help in providing feedback to the students when they present their histology projects.

Time commitment: Sessions are Thursdays 1:45-5:00 each week; They start September 10th and go until the second week of December. Exceptions will be for the final exam and for the museum tour.

Remuneration: TBD

Requirements: Ideal candidates would have done well in Path 501 themselves (or has similar course experience) and is confident with the material covered in the course. The successful applicant will be someone who has enthusiasm for the content, and demonstrates confidence and clarity in explaining topics. You will work closely with instructors and myself to maintain fluidity in the course. At the end of the year, you will also receive an evaluation including comments.

If interested, please submit a brief outline any relevant teaching experience/expertise and reason for interest by July 10th. Please confirm your availability for those times-there may be some flexibility if one or two weeks don’t work with your schedule. Also, *please discuss this opportunity with your supervisor and ensure they are in agreement with your taking on this commitment. I will be in touch with suitable candidates for followup to finalize a decision by July 17th. Please send this information to me at

I look forward to hearing from interested graduate students.

Most sincerely,