Workshops for New Faculty Members

PDADC# 16, 2010-11


From:       Edith Hillan, Vice Provost, Faculty & Academic Life
Date: September 30, 2010
Re: Workshops for New Faculty Members

Each year my office holds a number of workshops and seminars for new faculty. Please ensure that all new tenure-stream, teaching-stream and CLTA appointments in your unit are made aware of these sessions.
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 and provide a relaxed social atmosphere in which they can become acquainted with each other and the University. They are held between 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. with lunch provided. Topics that will be addressed include:

Balancing Teaching and Research
November 4, 2010

Pathway to Promotion in the Teaching Stream
January 11, 2011

3rd Year Review & Tenure
January 19, 2011

Surviving the Pre-Tenure Years
March 8, 2011
Registration and additional information about these luncheons can be found at this link,  

Orientation for New Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, October 27, 2010

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. - 11a.m. (a bag lunch is provided). Topics will include:

* The history, structure and governance of the University
* Understanding Stepping UP
* 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 16, 2011, 8:45 a.m. - 12 noon, Faculty Club.

The Provost's Office in conjunction with the Family Care Office and the Faculty Relocation Service hosts 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,