McMaster University

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To complement the orientation provided within individual Departments, Programs and Schools, the Program for Faculty Development (PFD) hosts a twice-yearly faculty-wide interdisciplinary Orientation session held usually in April and October.

As well as assisting new full- and part-time faculty members in increasing their awareness of opportunities and expectations from their roles in education, the session acquaints new faculty members with some of the unique features of education, research, service and administration within the Faculty of Health Sciences at McMaster.


  • To increase understanding about the philosophy, function and structure of the Faculty of Health Sciences.
  • To increase awareness of education, service and research activities and activities for involvement.
  • To meet faculty leaders and colleagues from other disciplines
  • To learn more about the various programs, courses, workshops, etc. available for continuing faculty education and professional development
  • To assist new faculty with the preparation of a teaching portfolio and a clinical activities portfolio
    (if applicable) to meet the policies guiding promotion and tenure.

 Introduction to the McMaster Industry Liaison
(MILO) and Mitacs grant support
   Ms. Leigh Wilson, Business Development Manager,
   MILO and Ryan Caldwell, Business Development
   Specialist, Mitacs

Check out Dr. Anne Wong on Morningfile speaking about the
Soul on Fire: Narratives that Inspire podcast series.

93.3 CFMU - Soul on fire: Narrative that Inspire

Listen to the Podcast Series here:


Wednesday, October 17, 2018
12:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (light lunch)



Wednesday, April 10, 2019
12:15 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (light lunch)




Orientation Session for Health Sciences Faculty

Orientation Session schedule for Apr 10, 2019

Orientation Session (Apr. 10, 2019) -
Powerpoint Slides:

Orientation Handout with links to
slides/other resources

Orientation for New FHS FacultyPDF
   Dr. Anne Wong,
   Assistant Dean, Program for Faculty Development

   MacPherson Institute: Services, Supports, and
   Leadership Fellowship
   Mr. Kris Knorr, Educational Developer, MI
   Preparing for Academic Review & Promotion
   Ms. Melissa Watson, Special Projects Administrator,

   An Introduction to MacFACTS database
   Ms. Barb Halliday, Training & Support Specialist,
   Computer Services Unit

   Learning Technologies Lab (LTL)PDF - brochure
   Mr. Jason Lamb, Audio Visual and Information
   Technology Specialist, LTL

   Health Sciences Library

Helpful Resources

    • Recommended Reading
      Advice for New Faculty Members
      - by Robert Boice
        Advice for New Faculty Members by Robert Boice  
      ISBN-13: 978-0205281596

The Coach's Guide for Women Professors: Who  Want a Successful Career and a Well-Balanced Life
 - by Rena Seltzer

     The Coach's Guide for Women Professors book image
   ISBN-13: 978-1579228965

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