We are pleased that you have chosen to join the UW community and hope that
you will make a significant contribution to the well-established reputation
There are many matters to consider and decisions to take on your "journey"
to UW, and our intent is to provide support to make the transition as easy
as possible. In that context, you will receive support from your home Department
or School as well as Faculty. I encourage you to talk to colleagues there
to determine what assistance is available. In addition, other academic support
units exist to help you. The Faculty Association also offers a range of
support services. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with all
In addition, and complementary to the above, is the WatPort office, the
central UW support service to help new faculty as they make arrangements
to travel to Waterloo, and then settle into the university and community.
Frances Hannigan's role is to provide assistance to you, directly or through
others. She has prepared the material on this CD to give you a quick overview
regarding questions or matters that frequently are encountered. Some of
these are specific to non-Canadians, but many are common to all new faculty.
We hope this information will be helpful, and invite you to provide suggestions.
Associate Provost, Human Resources.
This is a living document. All information contained in this document
endeavours to be the most current information available from their respective
websites. However, information can change without notice, such as information
pertaining to Immigration, so please check the respective website(s) before
beginning any course of action based on the information found in this
This New Faculty Survival Guide was last updated
December 1, 2011.