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Faculty and Staff Orientation

This one day event for new faculty and staff is the U of As way of welcoming you to our community.

At Faculty and Staff Orientation, you will have the opportunity to learn about the U of A and meet other new employees. This event is a general orientation session that addresses the organization as a whole. You will receive an overview of the University's mission and structure, along with information on essential contracts, services and programs.

Orientation to your specific role and work area (i.e. job specific orientation) is not covered and are the responsibility of your supervisor, manager or leader.

Highlights of the day include welcoming remarks and key organizational messages from high-level University administrators, and the Information Marketplace, which is a trade show with representatives from the many services and resources available to support you professionally and personally. A 1-hour walking tour of the campus will be available at the end of the program (2:30 pm). U of A staff members who have not attended a previous Orientation are welcome. Faculty and Staff Orientation is not designed for students who are working at the university as part of their educational programs or casual short-term/part-time staff, e.g. teaching assistants and research assistants, so please ask us if you are unsure of your eligibility to participate.

Check-in begins at 8:30 am, and the session runs 9:00 am - 3:30 pm with lunch included.

Cancellation deadline for those who have registered is one week prior to the event. This event is very popular, so please cancel your registration if your ability to attend changes.

For more information and to view a sample agenda, visit the Orientation webpage at

We are committed to making Orientation accessible for all staff. The Orientation is held in a wheelchair accessible building. In addition, interpreting services and/or CART (realtime captioning) services can be provided for employees with hearing loss.

If you have any accessibility needs, please contact us directly at 492-7125 and we can help ensure that you are able to fully participate in the Orientation.

Cost: Free
Before registering, please ensure that your account information is updated (esp. position title and department) as we will be using this information in the course. Please click here to Update your User Account.
Thank you!
Instructor: Kimberly MacLock
Date: 2017-8-15
Start Time: 8:30 (8:30 AM)
End Time: 15:30 (3:30 PM)
Location: Maple Leaf Room, Lister Centre
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