What you need to know

U of A for Tomorrow

The University of Alberta is in a period of transformation. The U of A for tomorrow will be different in its structure than today, but will remain the same in its commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. Through this transformation, the U of A will be a stronger driver of economic growth, innovation and creativity in our province and beyond.

COVID-19

Information for faculty and staff and COVID-19 information for managers and HR staff can be found on the Human Resources, Health, Safety and Environment site.

News and updates from the institution can be found on the U of A COVID-19 site.

Guiding Documents

Institutional Strategic Plan: For the Public Good

For the Public Good is meant to empower and enable each member of the University of Alberta to build, experience, excel, engage, and sustain. The successful implementation of the plan will depend on all, individually and collectively, taking action.

Learn more about the U of A’s strategic plan.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Strategic Plan

At the University of Alberta, we envision and cultivate a community where equity and diversity are fundamental to inclusive excellence in learning, teaching, research, service, and community engagement. In 2019, the U of A’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity strategic plan was developed. This strategic plan aims to embed equity, diversity, and inclusivity into the culture of the University of Alberta community, from the grassroots to the senior-most levels.

Truth and Reconciliation

The University of Alberta has been working towards implementing the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action in thoughtful, meaningful and sustainable ways. The goal is to ensure that the University of Alberta is a welcoming and safe environment for Indigenous students, staff, faculty and community members and that programs and strategies reflect the institutional commitment to engaging, respecting and honoring Indigenous knowledge across the campus community. With that goal in mind, the Indigenous Programming and Research Portfolio was established in the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic).

Learn more about initiatives, activities, partnerships, and programs related to Indigenous and Aboriginal communities.

Ethical Conduct 

University of Alberta Policies and Procedures Online (UAPPOL) is the main repository for institutional policies and guidelines. Your own work unit may also have some specific ones to guide the unique work you do.

Take a look at the Ethical Conduct and the Code of Conduct: Conflicts of Interest pages for an overview of the most important policies related to standards and aspirations for ethical conduct that representatives of the University of Alberta community must uphold.

My Employment

One of the best resources for you as a faculty or staff member of the organization is the Human Resources, Health, Safety and Environment Website. This website contains all the important information you will need in regards to your employment with the university. 

We encourage you to look at the Employment Information section of the website, where you will find Onboarding Guides and the Employee self-service link where you can access up-to-date information about your pay and benefits. Also in this section, you will find key policies related to your employment relationship with the university, and links to the collective agreements and employee handbooks.

The Human Resources, Health, Safety and Environment website also contains sections on Employee Benefits, Pay & Tax Information, Learning and Development, Health & Wellbeing, and so much more. There are links to campus information so you can easily access important logistical information. A section for News and Updates helps you stay in the loop on important topics and learning opportunities. The QUAD—the U of A’s official faculty and staff blog—and Folio—a newsletter that showcases important initiatives and stories that highlight the expertise of the U of A community.

Additional resources and support links are located near the bottom of the Faculty and Staff website, as well as links to a variety of important groups and associations to be aware of and join if interested!

Professional Development Opportunities 

Developing faculty and staff professionally is important to the university. It is a key strategy in the university’s current strategic plan, For the Public Good. There are over 30 providers of professional development, from safety to teaching to leadership to technology, and so many more. There is bound to be something just for you! 

Professional development (PD) funding and reimbursement is also available for staff to access, so it is important for you to know what is available to learn and what mechanisms there are to pay for it.

In the Learning and Development section of the Human Resources, Health, Safety and Environment website, you will find access to register for opportunities via the LearnCentre, see a calendar of upcoming opportunities, and access details of funding programs. You will also be able to learn more about what type of PD programming is available from Human Resources, Health, Safety and Environment, and sign up for the professional development mailing list where you will receive a weekly update on what is happening in faculty and staff development.

Technology

As an employee of the U of A, you have access to excellent technical support in order to be successful. Information Services and Technology (IST) offers real time, live (either in person, by phone, or webchat) IT assistance to address any needs and challenges you may encounter. They also have an extensive Self-Service Portal, that allows you to access information yourself to address technical needs and challenges.

Visit the Information Services and Technology website to learn more about all their fantastic services. 

MyUAlberta App
The app is available in the Apple and Google Play Stores. Use it to stay in touch with university news including events, calendars, contacts, maps, and more.

OnTheHub
Get access to our software purchase program and resources for using technology in teaching.


Staying connected and informed

You can find out what is going on in the university community and how you can get involved in some great events and initiatives through some of the following channels:

U of A Website

The go-to place! Just search anything in the search bar and you will get what you are looking for.

The Quad

As the University of Alberta’s official faculty and staff blog, that includes community news, information, and opinion articles. You will automatically receive weekly emails as a faculty and staff member.

News

You can find the latest headlines involving the great work of our students, researchers, faculty and staff at this page.


Events

To find out what is happening at UAlberta, this page shows all the events and important dates related to the university community.

Weekly Digests

Faculty and staff receive weekly emails with news and updates from faculties and departments across campus. 

Your own faculty, departmental or central unit may have additional communication channels to keep you updated! 


You can also keep in touch with UAlberta and specific faculties on social media.