Welcome to our New Faculty Orientation!

The Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (The Centre) through the office of the Vice-Provost (Academic Affairs) is hosting the New Faculty Orientation which will be held on July 11th and 12th, 2017. 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 U of M; 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 networking.

Agenda - Day 1: July 11, 2017

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: Mr. Norman Meade, Elder in Residence, Indigenous Student Centre
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, Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning
9:45-10:45 Teaching at the University of Manitoba: Mr. Mike Link, Educational Developer, Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning
Preparing for your teaching and your first days of classes.
10:45-11:00 Refreshment Break
11:00-12:00 Research at the University of Manitoba: Ms. Tracy Mohr and Ms. Kerri Hayes, Office of Research Services
An overview on writing research contracts, grants, the submission process, and deadlines.
12:00-1:15 Lunch
543/44 University Centre

Keynote: Dr. Joannie Halas, Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management
1:25-2:25 Workshops on Issues in Research and Teaching and Learning Concurrent Sessions
MPR A, B, and C
2:30-3:30 Workshops on Issues in Research and Teaching and Learning Concurrent Sessions
MPR A, B, and C

Agenda - Day 2: July 12, 2017

8:30-9:00 Breakfast and Networking
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
Dr. Shannon Coyston, Academic Specialist Dr. Archie Cooper, Professor Emeritus of Occupational Therapy and Senior Scholar in the Office of the University Secretary
543/44 University Ctre
10:00-10:15 Refreshment Break
10:15-11:15 Indigenous Engagement at the University of Manitoba: Dr. Frank Deer, Executive Lead, Indigenous Achievement
11:15-12:15 University Campus Tour: Mr. John Danakas, Executive Director, External Relations
A guided tour of our Fort Garry Campus where you will learn a bit of history and see many exciting new developments.
12:30-2:00 President’s Reception
President’s Residence – 37 King’s Drive
(Reception includes new faculty members and their partners, Deans, Associate Deans and Department Heads)