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University of Toronto Overview

Toronto, ON (Canada)
10000+ employees
College / University
Colleges & Universities
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto (U of T) is very much like the Toronto region itself: a large, multicultural community, organized around neighbourhoods, with a huge number of opportunities and resources.

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University of Toronto Photos

University of Toronto photo of: Spring has arrived on campus
University of Toronto photo of: The park-like setting at the University of Toronto Mississauga (photo credit: Cesar Mejia)
University of Toronto photo of: Spring flowers bloom over The Philosopher's Walk, St. George Campus
University of Toronto photo of: Visitors explore the Thomas Fisher Rare Books Library (photo credit: Dominic Ali)
University of Toronto photo of: St. George campus is an oasis in the heart of the city (photo credit: Roberta Baker)
University of Toronto photo of: University of Toronto dedicates space for community members to use for a variety of spiritual and faith-based practices (photo credit: Jason Krygier-Baum)
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University of Toronto Interviews



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    Teaching Assistant Interview

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Toronto.


    Once admitted to a graduate program, you will be assigned an advisor (if not already previously arranged) or you will meet with the department administrator. Based on your previous studies or current research interests, you will typically be assigned, rather than be asked to choose, a professor to work with. There's no negotiating this. Because of this, it's not uncommon for scheduling conflicts to arise between the undergraduate class you're assigned and your own graduate school courses.

    In some cases, professors will ask to meet you ahead of the class starting to judge the fit, but the likelihood of swapping assignments is slim. Show confidence so you're not taken advantage of by unreasonable work expectations, but do ask as many questions as needed to clarify the professor's expectations and avoid surprises later.

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    • Professors will ask to meet you ahead of the class starting to judge the fit, but the likelihood of swapping assignments is slim. You may be asked how knowledgable you are on the subject matter be taught in class - if in doubt, ask the professor for material and/or suggestions on how to catch up.

      There was no mention prior to hiring, but all Teaching Assistants must join the union and pay dues. This also means deferring to the agenda set by the union and occasional strikes during contract negotiations.   Answer Question
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University of Toronto Awards & Accolades

  • Canada's Top 100 Employers, Mediacorp Canada, 2014
  • Canada's Top Family-Friendly Employers, Mediacorp Canada, 2014
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