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New faculty recruits welcomed to campus

UToday HomeAugust 26, 2013

On Thursday, 40 academics were welcomed to the university as the newest faculty recruits during a half-day orientation session held at the MacEwan Conference and Event Centre. The new recruits join an academic community of more than 1,800 faculty.

The session, hosted by the provost and organized by Human Resources, is the first of several orientations aimed at encouraging new academics to get the most out of campus life during their first year and beyond.

Provost and Vice-President (Academic) Dru Marshall, Deputy Provost Benedikt Hallgrimsson, Vice-President (Research) Ed McCauley, Vice-Provost (Teaching and Learning) Lynn Taylor, Vice-Provost (Student Experience) Susan Barker and Provost Fellow Gayla Rogers were on hand to give pointers on research, the student and faculty experience, and creating a successful career path at the university.

New academics were also treated to a resource fair of campus services, and had a chance to pose questions to a panel of experienced University of Calgary faculty, where they received insight into the university’s strengths, weaknesses and openness to new ideas. They were also given advice on how to juggle competing responsibilities, how to bring their work to the community and how to connect with students.

The orientation event concluded with a guided campus tour led by a student ambassador.

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