Contact UsGeneral: tssu@tssu.caPhone: (778) 782-4735Burnaby Office: AQ 5129 / AQ 5130Harbour Centre Office: UM 134 Mailing AddressTeaching Support Staff UnionSimon Fraser University8888 University DriveAQ 5129 / AQ 5130Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6 


    January 2, 2019

    Spring TA/TM Day Social

    Welcome back and happy new year! It’s the Spring Semester, which means that this Friday, January 4th is the Spring TA/TM Day, and–more importantly–the Spring TA/TM Day Social! There’s no better way to ease yourself back into work-and-school mode, especially as the ostensible “Spring Semester” greets us on Burnaby Mountain with a mix of frozen rain and snow. As usual, there will be a free burger dinner (vegan and gluten-free options available), free alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, TSSU swag, and a great opportunity to hang out and meet your colleagues from around the University. The festivities will begin at 4:30 pm in the Diamond Alumni Centre and will run until 8:00, at which point we will head to Club Ilia

    September 4, 2018

    TA/TM Day and Social – Friday, September 7th

    This Friday, September 7th will be the 33rd Annual Fall TA/TM Day at the SFU Burnaby campus. Presented in collaboration with the Teaching & Learning Centre, TA/TM Day is a perfect opportunity to learn more about your TA or TM responsibilities, develop your teaching skills, grab a free lunch, and get a handle on the particularities of teaching at SFU. All TA/TM Day sessions are free to TSSU members, and no registration is required. More importantly, all members are entitled to up to 6 hours of paid professional development time per appointment. So make sure to keep track of those TA/TM Day hours! TA/TM Day features 22 different workshops for teachers of every experience level and disciplinary background. TSSU is

    July 27, 2017

    TA/TM Day + Social – Fri 8 Sep

    TA/TM Day for Fall 2017 is running on Friday 8th September on Burnaby campus, from 8.15am to 4.30pm. A wide variety of free workshops are available for Teaching Assistants and Tutor Markers of all levels of experience, with no registration required. Workshops cover multiple aspects of your job, such as leading tutorials, using  SFU’s Canvas system, understanding what medical benefits are open to you, helping distressed students, and running labs and writing-intensive courses. Full details of the day can be found here. You are free to attend as many workshops as you wish. TAs and TMs can also claim this time toward the six contracted hours available for professional development and orientation during every semester in which they have an appointment. If


Contact Us


Phone: (778) 782-4735

Burnaby Office: AQ 5129 / AQ 5130

Harbour Centre Office: UM 134


Mailing Address

Teaching Support Staff Union

Simon Fraser University

8888 University Drive

AQ 5129 / AQ 5130

Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6