New Faculty Orientation

Joining a new university or transitioning into a faculty role can be a daunting prospect.

The Faculty Relations Office website answers most questions about recruitment; immigration; appointment; orientation; compensation; tenure and promotion; and sabbaticals and retirement.

As well, the VPRI Office provides research orientation opportunities and resources:

Research Orientation Day

Research Orientation Day is a FREE annual summer event that connects new faculty members with research support units and resources. New researchers meet experienced faculty, research advisors for SSHRC, CIHR, and CFI, and one another. Last year's orientation was held on Monday, August 28, 2017. (The 2018 Event will be held on Thursday, August 30th, 2018, Check back to the site in May/June for more information)

The program included:

  • A Q&A with Professor Santa Ono
  • Keynote address by Dr. Jennifer Gardy
  • research services: finding and securing funding
  • Tri-council awards (NSERC, SSHRC, CIHR)
  • communicating research

2017 Research Orientation Day
Booklet and research support map

New Faculty Luncheons

New Faculty Luncheons are informal meetings that offer new and junior faculty members the chance to discuss research matters with the Vice-President, Research & Innovation.

These small-group sessions create a forum to support the activities of new and junior faculty members, and provide valuable feedback for the continuous improvement of UBC's research infrastructure.

The lunches are scheduled twice each year and are open to faculty members who have been at UBC for fewer than three years.

If you are interested in attending the next luncheon to be scheduled for early December 2018 (date tba), please contact the Research Awards Officer at

Bringing research funding or Intellectual property with you

Transferring to UBC from another university? Find out about transferring research funding through the Office of Research Services, and transferring IP through the University-Industry Liaison Office