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September 23, 2017
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Foundations for (New) Faculty orientation will take place in August

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Faculty members at Laurier are invited to attend Foundations for (New) Faculty, a program to help familiarize new or recent faculty with teaching and research resources on campus, provide networking and teaching development opportunities, and help ease the overall transition to working at Laurier. The event runs Aug. 18-22 on the Waterloo and Brantford campuses, and the Centre for International Governance Innovation.

The weeklong orientation is designed to help new full-time faculty, contract academic staff, instructors and postdoctoral scholars successfully navigate their first and coming years of teaching at Laurier. Current faculty members are also invited to participate in sessions that will enhance their experiences as educators and researchers.

“The Foundations program is an exceptional collaboration of units across Laurier’s campuses, especially designed to support the transition of (new) faculty to their teaching, research and professional service responsibilities,” said Deb MacLatchy, Laurier vice-president: academic and provost. “It is a great opportunity for faculty to meet colleagues from around the university, as well as to identify some of the key supports they can call on during the academic year.”

A variety of interactive sessions, discussion opportunities and informative presentations will address teaching, learning and research supports available at Laurier; the Laurier culture and student body; strategies for teaching success, and Laurier’s policies and procedures. Lunches and refreshments will be provided, and a family barbecue will be held Aug. 19 in the quad on the Waterloo campus.

A proposed agenda and registration for the program can be accessed at

The Foundations for (New) Faculty program is an annual event presented by the Centre for Teaching Innovation and Excellence, in conjunction with the Office of the Associate Vice-President: Teaching and Learning and the Office of the Vice-President: Academic and Provost.

For more information, visit or contact Mary Neil at or ext. 3507.


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