Workshops & Seminars

Workshops, seminars and online resources are available, through the Office of the Vice-Principal Academic & Dean and Vice-Dean Faculty Affairs & Equity, to support career development and an inclusive environment at UTSC.

UTSC New Faculty Orientation (Next session: August 7-9, 2019)

- Provides important practical information about the context, supports and responsibilities for full time faculty and librarians - more information.

Academic Career Series (Next session: October 16, 2019)

- Provides information and support to faculty well in advance of their next career stage.  Each session goes behind the scenes of policy to provide an in depth understanding of relevant processes and the opportunity to hear from experienced faculty, reviewers, and experts.  The following workshops sre offered during the academic year. More information.

  • Promotion in the Teaching Stream
  • Promotion in the Tenure Stream
  • Preparing for your Probationary & Continuing Status Review
  • Preparing for your Interim & Tenure Review
  • Retirement Information Session
Indigenous Cultural Acumen and Academic Life workshops (Next session: October 15, 2019)

- Provides insight into Indigenous ways of knowing with opportunities for open discussion, questions and lunch from an Indigenous caterer.  This session, geared towards faculty participants, is presented by UTSC Indigenous Curriculum Developer Brent Stonefish and supported by UTSC Indigenous Elder Wendy Phillips, twice a year (October and February during reading week). Next session: Tuesday, October 15, 10am – 3pmMore information & registration

Equity Matters Seminar Series

Provides an opportunity for the UTSC community to engage with prominent speakers on issues of equity in academia.  Seminars are open to faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and staff.  More information

  • Equity Matters – Seminar & Discussion - October 17, 2019 (10am-11:30am) with Professor Carl JamesProfessor, Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora, York University.
Previously offered in the Equity Matters Seminar Series:
  • Equity Matters - Seminar & Discussion with Professor Imogen Coe, Dean of the Faculty of Science at Ryerson University (2012-2018); January 2019
  • Beyond Contested Diversities: Intersectional Equity Matters at Canadian Universities - Professor Malinda Smith, Pierre Elliot Trudeau Fellow; Provost Fellow, University of Alberta; October 2018
  • Finding Ways to Honour the Trailblazing Women of the Past & Future – Elly Zupko, communications specialist, founder of SMLX Good; 2017
Online supports via the National Centre for Faculty Development & Diversity (NCFDD)

- Provides empirically supported, on-line professional development opportunities for academic success.  Available to University of Toronto faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows via University of Toronto’s institutional membership, many resources are available free of charge.  Sponsorships are available for the Faculty Success Program and Post-Tenure Pathfinders Program. More information.