University/College Questions Part IV
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11-02-2012, 11:17 PM
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Depends the field. In engineering it is much much easier because of the large number of tutorials and labs.
At concordia I have yet to meet an undergrad TA for arts related courses. In engineering it's not too common but it happens.
I think it's more related to the fact concordia has more undergrad students than Mcgill which having similar grad student numbers.
I don't know. Most classes in Arts at McGill have conferences (I have never had a class without conferences), which are run by TAs. I have never seen an undergrad TA in any of my classes, nor heard of one having a position.
I think the last point is crucial here. McGill's ratio of grad students to undergrad students is much higher than Concordia.
9000 Grad Students : 26,000 Undergrad Students (more than 1:3)
7,300 Grad Students : 36,000 Undergrad Students (almost 1:5)
Shortages of TA applicants are much more likely at Concordia than McGill I would imagine as a result.
I had no idea Concordia had so many students, christ.
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