Upcoming Programming & Workshops

Workshops, seminars and online resources are available to support career development and an inclusive environment at U of T Scarborough. Please contact deanHR.utsc@utoronto.ca with any questions about program offerings.   

New Faculty & Librarians

An opportunity for small groups of new faculty and librarians to come together informally to share a hot lunch with the Dean and Vice-Deans.  There is no formal agenda, it’s just an opportunity to check in, to see how things are going, and to ask questions and share experiences with colleagues. The first lunch is scheduled for Monday, November 6th, 2023 from 11:30am to 1:00pm in AA160. Other dates will be listed as soon as they become available.  Contact deanHR.utsc@utoronto.ca to select one of three dates offered throughout the academic year.


An annual orientation for new faculty and librarians is held in early August.  Additional gatherings and online resources are available throughout the academic year.  Please contact deanHR.utsc@utoronto.ca for more information.

UTSC faculty and librarians can access resources shared during the 2023 New Faculty & Librarian Orientation via this SharePoint site: 2023 NFLO materials

Coffee for Teaching Stream Faculty new to UTSC

Tuesday September 12, 2023, 3-4 pm

HL255 [located in Highland Hall, see “HL” on campus map]. 


Please RSVP here by September 5 to be included in the catering order (drop ins are also welcome!)

Faculty & Librarian Writing Group

REGISTER here for one or more of the monthly drop-in UTSC Faculty & Librarian Writing Group sessions, held in the Ralph Campbell Lounge (BV380, beside the UTSC Bookstore). Additional details can be found here.


Office Hours for Faculty & Librarians

Online, drop in Office Hours for Faculty & Librarians hosted by Vice-Dean Faculty Affairs, Equity, & Success Jessica Fields offers the opportunity for faculty and librarians to ask questions, meet one another, and focus discussions around a monthly theme.  Here is the list of scheduled dates and topics for the 2023/24 academic year:

  • October 18 2023 from 11:00am to 12:00pm -  Progress Through The Ranks (Registration closed)
  • November 9 2023 from 11:00am to 12:00pm  - Assessing Teaching in the Teaching and Tenure Streams (Registration closed)
  • December 14 2023  from 2:00 to 3:00pm  - FCC Proposals and Process (Registration closed)
  • January 23 2024 from 4:10 to 5:00pm - Mentoring Partnership Fund, Faculty Mid-Career and Promotion (MidPro) Fund
  • February 7 2024, 1:10-2:00 pm - Teaching Stream Working Group Report and recommendations - Register


This will be updated further as more topics are identified; please reach out to deanHR.utsc@utoronto.ca with any questions.

Sessions Related to Academic HR (Offered by VPFAL)

The Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life (VPFAL) offers online and in-person programming for academic administrators, faculty members, and staff throughout the academic year: https://faculty.utoronto.ca/programming/

If you have questions about a program or event, please contact vpfal.prof.dev@utoronto.ca.

We are highlighting a few sessions that would be of interest to faculty below. This is not exhaustive; please visit the VPFAL website for a complete list of programming and events.

Feb 6 2024, 1-3pm - interim/tenure review for faculty

Feb 13 2024, 1-3pm - probationary/CSR for faculty

Mar 5 2024, 2-3pm - promotion in tenure stream for faculty

Mar 21 2024, 2-3pm - promotion in teaching stream for faculty

Equity Matters Seminar

The Equity Matters Seminar Series provides an opportunity for the U of T Scarborough community to engage with prominent speakers on issues of equity in academia.  Full details are available here.



National Centre for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD)

The Faculty Success Program is a 12-week online bootcamp designed to support full-time, permanent faculty looking to increase research/scholarship and writing productivity, while maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Faculty wishing to participate can apply for tuition support; the program is offered three times per year (Fall, Spring, Summer). More information - applications open now until Oct 4, 2023 for the Spring session (January 22 - March 31, 2024). Fill out the application form for tuition sponsorship. 

This 12 week, online, summer program offers a unique approach to crafting a course syllabus, refreshing your own teaching toolkits, and preparing and organizing for the start of a new academic term - so that you can teach effectively while saving valuable time and energy in the process.  More information & Registration for tuition support

The Post-Tenure Pathfinders Program is a 12-week, virtual program for alumni of the Faculty Success Program who have received tenure or continuing status and are ready to reflect and move forward in the next chapter of their career.  Faculty wishing to participate can apply for tuition support; the program is offered once per year. More information



University of Toronto faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows can register with their University of Toronto email address to access the National Centre for Faculty Development and Diversity (NFCDD)'s free, online professional development resources included in the institutional membership.  



NCFDD’s free online resources include:

Mentoring Excellence and Diversity (MEAD) events

Morning Breaks (10:30 – 11:30 am) 

The Mentorship Excellence and Diversity advisory committee (MEAD) welcomes you to stop by for a coffee or tea and some snacks. Meet faculty and librarian colleagues during your morning break and learn more about MEAD. Morning Breaks for 2023-24 are scheduled on Sept 27, Nov 15, Feb 28, May 7.

Lunches (11:30 am – 1:00 pm) 

MEAD is organizing regular lunches where faculty and librarians can come together and discuss themes related to mentorship. Each lunch will have a different theme. Lunches for 2023-24 are scheduled on Oct 25, Nov 28, Feb 7, April 10.  

More information and registration

Unconscious Bias - Modules & Workshops

The first three of four planned modules provide an important first step in foundational Unconscious Bias education, and can be accessed by faculty, librarians and staff at our three campuses through Success Factors (ideally as an integrated part of a program of education).

Each module should take about 30 minutes to complete.

Modules are also available to the public via the Toronto Initiative for Diversity & Excellence (TIDE) website.


Modules were created at UTSC in an initiative led by Professor Maydianne Andrade, Department of Biological Sciences at UTSC, with input from University of Toronto faculty members who serve as part of the Toronto Initiative for Diversity & Excellence (TIDE). This project would not have been possible without additional financial support from the Division of the Vice President and Provost, Faculty of Arts & Science, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, and UTM. 




Slides (coming soon)

Transcript (coming soon)


What are your expectations for this relationship? Your goals and desires? How will you know if the relationship is successful? What do you want to bring to this relationship at this particular time. How might you collaborate with your coach or mentor to structure your session?  In this workshop, we will talk about the differences between coaching and mentoring, address the questions above and those you bring with you (24 March, 2022, 4:10-5:00 pm online).