Within your first two weeks of being a part of the Carleton academic community, we understand that it can be a big period of adjustment. Therefore to provide you with further support and assistance, below are the listed areas of support that Carleton University has to offer.

Human Resources

Your Talent Acquisition team will reach out to you to schedule your HR Orientation that will cover:

Your Chair/Director

Overview and assignment of administrative, teaching and/or research responsibilities, including:

  • Teaching assignments
  • Teaching supports including teaching assistants (as appropriate)
  • Lab requirements (as appropriate)

ITS (Information Technology Services)

If you are having any challenges with your logins or technology, contact ITS or your contact for technology support in your Department/Dean’s/UL’s office.

Mandatory Training Requirements

Complete your mandatory training in Carleton Central and Brightspace*

  • AODA Training (Carleton Central)
  • AODA Employment Standards and Communications Standards Training (Brightspace)
  • Worker Health and Safety Training (Brightspace)
  • Workplace Violence and Harassment Prevention Training
  • COVID-19: Infection Prevention and Control (Brightspace)
  • Supervisor Health & Safety Awareness (Brightspace)

Additional mandatory safety training (i.e., WHMIS), depending on the nature of your role

Campus Card

Pick up your campus card from Campus Card Office (407 University Centre). This is your identification and library card, and will allow key card access to certain meeting rooms, labs, and buildings.

Campus Safety

Enrol in the campus wide emergency notification on Carleton Central and download the CU App to your smartphone. Review Carleton’s emergency procedures and learn the Safe Destination Sites of your buildings.

Research Financial Services

For Researchers, your research start-up funds (from OVPRI, Dean’s office, and Academic Unit) will be created shortly after your start date. You will receive an email with the subject “Notice of award”. This email will include the relevant information for your fund and the name of the Financial Administrator assigned to your department.

The Print Shop

Business cards may be ordered directly through Carleton’s Print Shop (may be purchased with your PER funds).

Various Offices

Sign up for newsletters to keep informed of activities on campus:

Please google Carleton newsletters and/or check with your Dean’s office about any additional newsletters or communications.

Onboarding Checklist for New Academics

Navigate the remainder of the Onboarding Checklist for New Academics by clicking through the relevant stages in the onboarding process below.

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