Hello faculty,

I have some good news about funding for GAAs (Graduate Academic Assistants) to support your course preparation for September and January terms.

But first, I’d like to remind everyone that one of the best things you can do for your teaching is to take a well-deserved break and recharge your batteries as much as you can. It’s likely this Fall we will still see some of our students struggling due to the stressors of the pandemic. And in order to give our students the empathy, compassion, and education they deserve, we also need to take care of ourselves.

Building on this, in order to help you get ready for your courses, I’m pleased to announce that we have another round of limited GAA funding available. We will be prioritizing people who are teaching a new course (new to you) for the first time, but everyone is welcome to apply for 40-50 hours of GAA support.

To request this support, please fill out the 2022 GAA Hiring Form and submit it to Jill Yu (jill.yu@ubc.ca). 

We will endeavour to get these GAA’s set up for any new courses as soon as possible. Assuming there are additional remaining funds, we will revisit all remaining course requests closer to mid-June.

Many thanks to everyone for all your efforts in our classrooms,


Sarah E. Gergel, Associate Dean, Academic
Faculty of Forestry
Book a meeting: https://when.works/sgergel
Although I am sending this message at a time that suits me, I don’t expect you to read it or respond outside of your own working hours.