Teaching Assistants and Research Assistants in the north

TAs and RAs at the University of Northern BC are qualified graduate and undergraduate students who provide an important resource to students, faculty, and the greater community.  We conduct labs, tutorials, grade papers, and prepare and give lectures. We support the research objectives of UNBC through providing support in data collection, analysis, and writing for research articles and reports.  RAs and TAs are integral to post secondary education.

Excellent event enjoyed by all

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Thanks to all RAs and TAs who joined us to make CUPE’s coffee house and colouring event in Prince George such a success! We very much appreciated meeting you and hearing about your issues and concerns at work, having the opportunity share with you more about CUPE and to be able to answer your questions. The colouring was fun, too!

We’d like to continue to hear from you and your colleagues, we encourage you to send us a quick email, feel free to ask questions about what it would mean to have CUPE representing you in your workplace, share with us any concerns you have, we’d like to hear from you!

Some of your colleagues have already signed an e-card in support of having a vote to have CUPE represent you in your workplace! If you are ready to add your name to those who want have a vote to join CUPE, you can do that here by completing the e-card. Please note: B.C.s Labour Code guarantees your confidentiality and your employer will not know that you signed an e-card.

Please review the pdf SAMPLE e-card. Once you are ready to sign a card, simply print off the blank e-card and follow the sample e-card for easy reference of the UNBC address and contact information, along with the Local number (3799). Make sure to sign and date the card.

Please note: the e-card you fill out will not be accepted if it has more than one colour of ink, or it contains any strike-throughs or white-out. If you make an error when completing the e-card, please reprint and fill in the card.

Print the e-card sample.


Print the e-card to fill in and sign.

eCard for vote to join CUPE

For more information, please contact Joyce or Tracey.

Joyce Henley

Joyce Henley: (250) 614-8169 / organizebc@cupe.ca

Tracey Mathieson: (604) 671-4777 / tmathieson@cupe.ca

Coffee House with Adult Colouring Books

Drop in and share a coffee with fellow TAs and RAs while you indulge your inner artist with adult colouring books.

When: Monday, February 29th, 2016
Time: 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Location: Zoe’s Java House
1251 4th Avenue, Prince George

Come out and connect with your colleagues. Share your workday and relax with a cup of coffee or tea while coloring and unwinding. This event is sponsored by CUPE who would like to take a moment to meet you and discuss the idea of joining a union and what that could mean to you. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and talk about your issues at UNBC.

Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served.

All Teaching Assistants and Research Assistants are invited to attend!