University of Waterloo COVID-19 update

The University of Waterloo is constantly updating its most frequently asked questions.

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Please note: The University of Waterloo is closed for all events until further notice.


The Instructional Support Group (ISG) employs temporary staff each term to make up course teams to support instructors in their teaching roles. The temporary staff members include:

  • undergraduate co-op student Instructional Support Assistants (ISAs),
  • graduate student Instructional Apprentices (IAs), and
  • graduate student Teaching Assistants (TAs).

ISAs are employed mainly through the co-op hiring process, and IAs and TAs are assigned by the CS Graduate Office in collaboration with the ISG.