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 complimentary support services to enhance new faculty members' transition to the Faculty of Engineering.

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 (The week after labour day): The orientation session provides valuable information pertaining to engineering followed by dinner at the University Club. 

Other Resources

Engineering Faculty & Staff Resources website (Login required)

Virtual Tours for Engineering (target audience is potential undergraduate students, but content provides a good overview of the faculty and its departments)

Setting up Workday

How to apply for a WatCard

How to set up your OFIS Profile

Training Links

Support Contact

Martin Scherer, Faculty Talent Recruitment and Equity Officer
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 Entreprensurship and Business
Mark Weber, Director

Liz Bevan

Civil & Environmental
Sheila Vanmeurs

Electrical & Computer
Brenda McQuarrie

Management Sciences
Gini Kennings

Mechanical & Mechatronics
Jen Skinner

Systems Design
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