In case you missed it: UAT Fall 2021 term roundup

UAT highlights from the Fall 2021 term

06 January 2022

As we start a new year and new academic term, we wanted to summarize all that's happened with the U of A for Tomorrow (UAT) initiative over the past four months to keep you up to date and informed of anything you may have missed.

The fall continued to be a busy time as work progressed on implementing the UAT operating model including launching new structures, transitioning services, hiring new positions, and much more. Some of the key milestones included:

This restructuring, along with many other activities to implement the operating model, will help put the university on solid financial footing from which we can seize opportunities for growth and reinvestment in our core mission of teaching, research, and community engagement. Here are the key UAT activities and milestones from the Fall term:





Hiring announcements

Several new positions in the operating model were also hired over the last four months, across several of the administrative workstreams. We're pleased to note that we have made a concerted effort to advance existing staff within the institutions, and of the more than 400 staff we've hired into new roles, just over 80 per cent have been internal hires.

Useful resources

As the university continues transitioning to the new operating model, it's understandable that you're thinking about where you will fit within the new structures. Across the organization, new structures are rolling out and bringing new opportunities for professional growth. Here are some useful resources and articles to help assist you with career decisions.

Be sure to regularly review future opportunities posted on the Position Opportunities Page (POP); please remember that POP only provides the upcoming opportunities created as a result of restructuring. The Careers website is the place to watch for all opportunities you can apply for.

Going forward

Stay up to date with the latest UAT developments by reading The Quad each Thursday. You can also access UAT updates at any time by visiting the UAT homepage and checking out the "Updates" tab located in the navigation menu.

And stay tuned for a new staff profile series coming soon where we will be featuring a member of the U of A community who has taken on a new role within the UAT operating model to share their perspective on strategic transformation.