New Faculty Orientation Resources

This page is desgined to gather important resources for New Academic Staff and it is meant to enhance any resources provided to you by your department.

University of Western Ontario Collective Agreement:

UWOFA Collective Agreement - This is the governing document for all UWOFA Members outlining academic responsibilities and obligations.

General Resources:

New Faculty Orientation Guide  - A general resource guide for London and the Western Resources

Western Libraries - Website to Western's Libraries

New Faculty Checklist - A resource guide to obtaining OHIP, SINS, driver's licenses, Western Resources



Academic TimeTable


Immediate Action Items

Activate Western Identity - you will need your Western ID number to activate your Western identity and email

Western ID Card  - you will upload a picture and then pick up your card at Student Support Services

Required Health and Safety Training- Mandatory work place modules that must be completed prior to starting your position or being in a lab environment.  

MY HR - access your pay documents, change benefits, change your address

Western IT resources (Teams, zoom, OWL, brightspace, Office 365)

Western Financials - Resource Guides on Procurement, Grants, Travel, Expenses, Professional Expense Reimbursement (PER)


Teaching Resources:

OWL Brightspace Learning Modules

Centre for Teaching and Learning Programs

Teaching Resources for Faculty


Curriculum Development


Research Resources:

Budgeting and spending



Employee Wellbeing (includes information on ergonomics, wellness programs, supports for mental wellness)