2015-16 Workshops for New and Pre-Promotion Faculty Members

From: Sioban Nelson, Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life
Date: September 10, 2015
Re: 2015-16 Workshops for New and Pre-Promotion Faculty Members

Each year my office holds a number of workshops and seminars for new and pre-promotion faculty in continuing positions. Please inform all new tenure-stream and teaching stream faculty and all pre-promotion faculty in continuing positions in both streams about these sessions.

Orientation for New Faculty and Staff
Tuesday, September 29, 2015

New faculty members are invited to attend the first portion of an all morning orientation intended for new University employees, held at the Faculty Club located at 41 Willcocks Street. You are welcome to remain for the subsequent sessions but should be aware that these are primarily geared for staff.

8:30am – 9:00am, Breakfast & Table Talk (‘icebreakers’)
9:00am – 9:30am, Welcome to U of T / Our History (Presented by Angela Hildyard, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity)
9:30am – 9:45am, What’s Important To Us: Our Faculty, Staff, Students & Alumni (Presented by Cheryl Regehr, Vice-President & Provost)

To register and for additional information, visit http://www.hrandequity.utoronto.ca/new/orientation.htm.

New To U: New and Pre-promotion Faculty Series
These informal lunches are intended to introduce faculty to the University and offer them an opportunity to meet colleagues, hear the advice and reflections of experienced faculty, and speak to senior academic administrators. Lunch is provided and topics include:

Balancing Teaching and Research
October 27, 2015
12:00pm – 2:00pm

Interim Review & Tenure
January 20, 2016
10:00am – 2:00pm

Pathway to Promotion in the Teaching Stream
February 9, 2016
12:00pm – 2:00pm

To register and for additional information, visit http://www.faculty.utoronto.ca/events/new-faculty/new-to-u-series/.

An Introduction to Canadian Taxes
February 3, 2016
8:45am – 12:00pm (at the Faculty Club)

The Office of the Vice-President & Provost 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. As part of this event, Ruth Reimer from Green, Chencinski, Starkman and Eles (GCSE) will provide a presentation which will introduce the process of filing taxes in Canada and discuss some of the details of filing in both Canada and 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.

To register and for additional information, visit http://www.faculty.utoronto.ca/events/new-faculty/tax-workshop/.