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Paid TA Training

Training Option

All McMaster TAs are required to complete 5 hours of mandatory training, including 2 hours of training they can choose from a list of electives. One of the elective choices is a variation of the Professor Hippo-on-Campus program, called Mental Health in the Classroom. 

In a one-hour module, you will:

  • Learn more about mental health and accommodations to help you and your students in your role as a TA
  • Recognize and communicate with students in distress
  • Be a part of the Professor Hippo-on-Campus community, which consists of staff, faculty, and other TAs


Please select “Mental Health in the Classroom” through the mandatory TA training offered by MacPherson on Avenue to Learn. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at

Are you interested in attending a future synchronous workshop where you will learn to apply the knowledge from this module? Email us for more information.

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