Support for new faculty members

We're here to provide information, access to resources, and support to prospective and new engineering faculty members at the University of Waterloo.

Working closely with Human Resources, we provide support services to enhance new faculty members' transition to the Faculty of Engineering.

For information about policies, roles, and other day-to-day resources, visit the  Engineering Faculty & Staff Resources website (Login required). The following information is focused on your immediate needs when joining the faculty.

The Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo (FAUW) is the official representative of all regular faculty members who hold definite term, probationary, tenured, or continuing appointments. FAUW negotiates working conditions, hosts events, and provides one-on-one support for faculty members. Learn more or become a voting member on the FAUW website.

Events for New Faculty

University-Wide New Faculty Welcome Event is hosted by the New Faculty Planning Committee. An email invitation to this event should be sent to you from the Provost's Office.

Engineering New Faculty Orientation is hosted in the fall. Hosted by the Dean and the Associate Deans, the goal of this session is to provide valuable information pertaining to Waterloo Engineering followed by dinner at the University Club. 

New to Waterloo or Canada?

The city of Waterloo is a dynamic urban centre well known for its rich cultural diversity and high-tech savvy.

Often rated as one of the top 10 cities to live in Canada, Waterloo attracts top business talent and students from around the world advancing its reputation as one of the country’s smartest communities.

Waterloo, along with Kitchener and Cambridge, are known as the Tri-Cities. Over time, these three cities have grown so that their borders are no longer distinct and now share several services, such as bussing, through the larger Region of Waterloo.

You can find out more about the city of Waterloo on our Why Waterloo Page.

If you haven’t worked in Canada before, you’ll need to get a Social Insurance Number (SIN) and a bank to set up payment. You can find information about this along with other relocation services on the human resources site.

Essential Campus Resources and Services

Parking and Getting Around Campus

Setting up your workspace

Faculty Training

Support Contact

Martin Scherer, Faculty Talent Recruitment and Equity Officer
mscherer@uwaterloo.ca
519-888-4567, ext. 40306
E7 7419

People to assist you when starting in your new department

School of Architecture
Anne Bordeleau, Director

Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business
Mark Weber, Director

Chemical
Liz Bevan

Civil & Environmental
Lorraine Quast

Electrical & Computer
Brenda McQuarrie

Management Sciences
Gini Kennings

Mechanical & Mechatronics
Jen Skinner

Systems Design
Vicky Lawrence