Events for New Faculty 2009-10

PDAD&C #17, 2009-10


Date: September 14, 2009
From:    Edith Hillan, Vice Provost, Academic and Faculty Life
Re: Events for New Faculty 2009-10

Please circulate widely to all new faculty in your division.

Events for New Faculty 2009-10
Orientation for New Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009

New faculty members are invited to attend an orientation meeting designed to provide an understanding of the University’s organization and environment. Held at the Faculty Club located at 41 Wilcocks Street, the sessions run from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Topics will include:

• The history, structure and governance of the University
• The academic plan and how it is applied across the University
• Equity, diversity and inclusivity
• Career development
• Employee services and web resources
• A safe and healthy workplace

Registration and additional information about these orientation sessions can be found at this link:  

An Introduction to Canadian Taxes

Wednesday February 10, 2010, 8:45 a.m. – 12 noon, Faculty Club.
The Provost’s Office in conjunction with the Family Care Office and the Faculty Relocation Service will be hosting a workshop for new faculty members from outside Canada entitled Filing for the First Time: An Introduction to Canadian Taxes. Previous workshops have been very highly rated by participants.

Ruth Reimer from Green, Chencinski, Starkman and Eles (GCSE) will provide a workshop session which will introduce the process of filing taxes in Canada and discuss some of the details of filing in both Canada and the US. A concurrent session will answer questions for those completing forms for countries other than the US. Time will also be allowed for discussion, questions and answers. Some faculty members may also wish to arrange more individualized consultation with GCSE at their own cost. Registration and additional information about this session can be found at this link, 

Stepping In: New Faculty Integration Series

This luncheon series is designed to introduce new faculty to the University of Toronto, offer them an opportunity to meet with and speak to senior academic administrators at the University and provide a relaxed social atmosphere in which they can become acquainted with each other and the University. Luncheons are held from 12-2:00 p.m. Please encourage faculty who joined the University in 2008-09 or 2009-10 to attend the following sessions:

Academic Life in the Teaching Stream
October 20, 2009
Balancing Teaching and Research
November 3, 2009
3rd Year Review, Promotion & Tenure
January 12, 2010
Surviving the Pre-Tenure Years
March 2, 2010

Registration and additional information about these luncheons can be found at this link,

Welcome Reception for Partners & Spouses of New Faculty at the University of Toronto:

November 16, 2009 3:30 – 5:30 p.m., Faculty Club Lounge
Moving to a new city, a new country, a new job, a new university - can be exciting and challenging! We would like to invite you and your partner/spouse to join us for a welcome reception to meet other new faculty and their partners/spouses and to learn about the services available to assist your transition and integration to the University and the city of Toronto.
Registration and additional information about this session can be found at this link,

Information about all workshops and events can be found at  
If you would like any further information on events or workshops for new or mid-career faculty, please contact