New Faculty Orientation

Welcome to our New Faculty Orientation!

The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) through the office of the Vice-Provost (Academic Affairs) is hosting the New Faculty Orientation which will be held on July 6th and 7th, 2016. It is very important for all new faculty members to attend this event, to meet new colleagues, and to learn more about the University and the supports and resources that are available to you. The theme for our two-day orientation is, “Igniting Your Journey”. It will consist of concurrent sessions on topics related to teaching, research and service; information booths from key departments/services/units at the UofM; a panel discussion with newer faculty members who started a year or two ago and who will share their experiences of life at the university and in Winnipeg; a keynote speaker who will present their views on what you need to know as new faculty member and more.

Our main goal for the orientation is to build a “Community of Practice” that will support you throughout your first 5 years at the University of Manitoba. We guarantee you two exciting days filled with opportunities for networkin

Agenda

Day 1: July 6, 2016

8:30-9:00 Breakfast and Introductions: 543/44 University Centre
9:00-9:30 Welcome to the University of Manitoba: Dr. David Barnard, President and Vice-Chancellor
Greetings and Acknowledgement: University’s Indigenous Elder, Norman Meade
Welcome to the New Faculty Orientation: Dr. Janice Ristock, Provost & Vice-President (Academic)
9:30-9:45 Introduction to the orientation and an overview of the Centre: Dr. Mark Torchia, Executive Director, The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning
9:45-10:45 Keynote Address: Top Ten Tips Towards Terrific Teaching
Dr. Karen Busby, Professor, Faculty of Law
10:45 Refreshment Break: MPR (2nd Floor University Centre)
11:00-12:00 Booths: MPR (2nd Floor University Centre)
Information Booths Information on key support services at the University including the Office of Research Services, the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Human Resources, Copyright and more. Have your questions answered and meet key people.
12:00-1:15 Lunch and Networking: 543/44 University Centre
1:20-2:20 Workshops on Issues in Teaching, Research and/or Service: Concurrent Sessions – MPR A, B, and C
2:25-3:25 Workshops on Issues in Teaching, Research and/or Service: Concurrent Sessions – MPR A, B, and C
3:30-3:45 Closing Remarks: 543/44 University Centre

Day 2: July 7, 2016

8:30-9:00 Breakfast and Introductions: 543/44 University Centre
9:00-9:10 Welcome: Dr. Diane Hiebert-Murphy, Vice-Provost (Academic Affairs)
9:15-10:00 Understanding How the University Works: University Governance and Collegiality: 543/44 University Centre
Mr. Jeff Leclerc, University Secretary
Dr. Archie Cooper, Professor Emeritus of Occupational Therapy and Senior Scholar in the Office of the University Secretary
10:00-10:15 Refreshment Break: MPR (2nd Floor, University Centre)
10:20-11:20 Workshops on Issues in Teaching, Research and/or Service: Concurrent Sessions – MPR A, B, and C
11:30-1:00 Lunch and New Faculty Panel facilitated by Dr. Diane Hiebert-Murphy: 543/44 University Centre
Panel: Dr. Arran Caza (Asper School of Business); Dr. Jocelyn Thorpe (Faculty of Arts); Dr. Jake Stout (Faculty of Science)
1:10-2:10 Workshops on Issues in Teaching, Research and/or Service: Concurrent Sessions – MPR A, B, and C
2:15-3:15 University Campus Tour: a guided tour of our Fort Garry Campus where you will learn a bit of history and see many exciting new developments
Tour led by Mr. John Danakas, Executive Director, External Relations
3:30-5:30 President’s Reception: (at President’s Residence – 37 King’s Drive)  
(Reception includes new faculty members and their partners, Deans, Associate Deans and Department Heads)

Concurrent Sessions

Day 1: July 6, 2016

1:20-2:20
MPR A
Libraries Sarah Clark
Overview of the University of Manitoba Libraries, focusing on the “10 Things New Faculty Need to Know about the Libraries.
1:20-2:20
MPR B
Finding your way through the maze of Research Administration! Barbara Crutchley
Your opportunity to learn the top 10 things needed to find your way through what will appear to be a maze: from application to award to project management. We point you to our different resources and to the required steps to be taken before a research fund can be accessed and then expenses incurred.
1:20-2:20
MPR C
Living Well @ UM: Mental Health & Wellness on Campus Arlana Vadnais
We bring our whole selves (mental, physical, emotional, spiritual and social) to work. Nurturing our wellness in these areas can lead to increased productivity, energy, and sense of well-being. This session will explore University of Manitoba resources and wellness initiatives that you can access to support your mental health & wellness. We will also discuss resources and strategies that can help your students to thrive, both inside and outside of the classroom. This session will include a short presentation followed by time for participant questions and discussion.

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