Faculty Orientation Handbook (New Faculty and Contract Lecturers)

The Purpose of Orientation

Providing new faculty members and course instructors with access to the resources they need to be successful in their first year of academia and beyond is a priority of the Provost. These resources include an introduction to the departments that provide support to students and the broader University community. 

Through orientation, you will have opportunities to connect with Deans, Chairs/Directors, and senior academic and administrative staff members whose varied expertise can help you and your students thrive at Lakehead.

Our orientation sessions have a dual focus of connecting you with various services and tools you will want to have at your fingertips, as well as those that you may need to support your students. 

Orientations 2019

New Faculty and Contract Lecturer Orientation

New Faculty and Contract Lecturer Orientation took place on August 26 and 27, 2019.

    Contract Lecturer Orientations

    Additional Contract Lecturer Orientation sessions are taking place:
     
    September 11, 2019 -  Completed
     
    December 11,2019 -    1:00pm - 4:30pm (LI 5014c/ OA 3007)
     
    January 9, 2020 -         1:00pm - 4:30pm (LI 5014c / OA 3007)

    Faculty Orientation Handbook

    Introduction

    The goal of this digital handbook is to provide a brief introduction to the Lakehead University community.  Most sections present an overview of the various offices and departments with links to more extensive documentation on their webpages.  Services and departments are generally listed according to administrative unit.

    Please note that telephone communications while on-campus are direct to either Thunder Bay or Orillia. From any campus phone, you simply need to dial the 4-digit extension for any internal calls. In this way, faculty, staff and students can easily contact individuals or departments in either location.  The Faculty/Staff Directory contains a complete listing of people and services. You can search by name or Department.

    If you need help to find someone, dial “0” and Switchboard staff will be pleased to assist.

    Land Acknowledgement

    Lakehead University respectfully acknowledges its campuses are located on the traditional lands of Indigenous peoples. 

    Lakehead Thunder Bay is located on the traditional lands of the Fort William First Nation, Signatory to the Robinson Superior Treaty of 1850. Lakehead Orillia is located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg. The Anishinaabeg include the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Pottawatomi nations, collectively known as the Three Fires Confederacy. 

    Lakehead University acknowledges the history that many nations hold in the areas around our campuses, and is committed to a relationship with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples based on the principles of mutual trust, respect, reciprocity, and collaboration in the spirit of reconciliation.

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