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TA/TM Day is presented by the Centre for Educational Excellence in cooperation with the Office of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Fellows and with consultation from the Teaching Support Staff Union at Simon Fraser University
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Friday, January 10 • 10:00am - 11:15am
1.4 Power at Play: Understanding relationships around us

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In this session, we will focus on helping you understand the nature of power within the relations that TA/TMs navigate with supervisors and students. This presentation will include early data from a forthcoming student-suvivor research project examining the abuse of power within supervisory relationships with a Canadian post-secondary context. Outcomes of this session will include not only recognizing power, but also practical tools for understanding what your SFU/TSSU resources and supports are when you feel such an abuse of power has occurred. 

The session will include:

  • examining your roles within the institution to understand power, the many forms it can take, and who holds it in institutions;
  • building boundaries - how to be respectful of someone’s limits and how you can feel empowered to set the same;
  • Processes for responding to aggressive or threatening behaviours resulting in an abuse of power.

Friday January 10, 2020 10:00am - 11:15am PST
DAC Fraser