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Congratulations to the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering – the first two faculties to be awarded with a Dalhousie Diversity Faculty Award.
The Diversity Faculty Award program was announced last year with a goal to increase the number of faculty members from underrepresented groups. The first call for submissions went out in November and generated a tremendous amount of support, with a number of faculties submitting either formal submissions or expressions of interest. The top two formal submissions were from the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Engineering, and recruitment for the Diversity Faculty Award positions will get underway this summer/fall. The next call for submissions to the program will occur in the spring of 2013.
For more information about the Dalhousie Diversity Faculty Award program, please contact:
Marlo Shinyei, Academic Recruitment Advisor, Phone (902)494-2965, Email Marlo.Shinyei@dal.ca
Lisa DeLong, Human Rights & Equity Advisor, Phone (902)494-2704, Email Lisa.DeLong@dal.ca
The Dalhousie Libraries are delighted to welcome Jason MacDonald, who has joined our staff as Intellectual Property Assistant, effective April 16.
Jason will be working closely with Donna Bourne-Tyson and Ian Colford on copyright issues, as well as handling day-to-day responsibilities in the Killam Library Administration Office. You can reach Jason with copyright questions by phone at 494-3601, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Read more about Jason MacDonald on our blog!
Last chance to place a bid - museum and water park passes, hair appointments, books, and more. Encourage your colleagues, friends and family to support the cause: spread the word!
Future auctions - posted at http://uccfundraising.typepad.com/my-blog/ Watch for wine tours, museum passes, etc.
We need your help to increase awareness of plans to increase the number of quality early learning and care spots available in our community on the Dalhousie campus. With >300 families on the wait-list, too many households experience difficulties in securing quality childcare.
Like our facebook page and join our events: http://www.facebook.com/uccgrowthandexpansion
Thanks for your support! Let's be successful!
Job Evaluation Information Session
Members of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU) and Confidential, Clerical and Secretarial Group (CCS) will participate in job evaluation procedures during the course of their employment at Dalhousie University. In order to familiarize NSGEU and CCS employees with the process and policies regarding job evaluation and to answer related questions, an information session will be held on Thursday, May 3, 2012.
This is a good opportunity for employees to further understand how classification of Technical and Clerical positions in the University takes place. Supervisors of NSGEU and CCS employees are also encouraged to join us for this session.
If you (incumbent or supervisor) plan to attend, please register individually by Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at https://events-eod.dal.ca/workshop.php?id=353
For further information, please contact Compensation & Job Evaluation at email@example.com or 494-8886.
Want to make course-related articles and book chapters available electronically to your students in New OWL?
The Dalhousie Libraries are offering faculty a new service this May: an option to have links to licensed e-content added to your reading lists and uploaded to New OWL by one of the Dal Libraries’ Circulation staff, with copyright clearance obtained if necessary.
By offering this service the Libraries are hoping to build new partnerships with faculty, meet the students where they are, and provide quick and reliable access to library resources.
For details and contact information please see our blog post at:https://blogs.dal.ca/libraries/2012/04/20/go-online-with-your-reading-list-new-ereserves-service-for-faculty/
1) Pre-Retirement Planning Sessions
Because we may spend a large portion of our lives in retirement, it is vital to start planning for this stage of life as early as possible. We tend to put off considering our options and making decisions. For retirement to be a positive phase, however, it is important to start thinking early about how we want to spend our retirement years, and then take steps, both financially and in lifestyle, to make it possible. To help you make these decisions, Dalhousie University, through Human Resources, offers a Pre-Retirement Planning program.
Employees 45 years of age and over are eligible to attend these workshops free of charge. As appropriate, please liaise with your supervisor concerning your attendance in light of departmental needs.
Personal Financial Planning Session - May 16, 2012 9:30 - 12:30
Lifestyle Planning Session (with guest presentation from ADRP) - May 24, 2012 9:00 - 12:30
Dalhousie Pension Plan Session - May 29, 2012 10:00 - 12:00
Planning Ahead Session - June 5, 2012 12:00 - 1:00
PSSP Session - June 13, 2012 10:00-11:30
Canada Pension Plan Session - June 19, 2012 9:30 - 11:30
For more information or to register please click on the link. Please note that you must register for each session individually. Any questions please contact EOD at firstname.lastname@example.org or 494-1115.
REMINDER: May is “Mental Health Month”
Living Well With Stress May 2, 2012 12:15 – 1:15pm
Upcoming Computer Application Courses
Word 2010 Level I
Apr 26-27 - Course #6708
Word 2010 Level II
May 24-25 - Course #6709
Word 2010 Level III
Jun 18-19 - Course #6710
Dreamweaver CS5 Level I
Apr 30-May 1 - Course #6700
Photoshop CS5 Level I
May 7-8 - Course #6706
Access 2010 Level II
May 14-15 - Course #6698
Access 2010 Level III
Jun 11-12 - Course #6699
Excel 2010 Level II
May 16-17 - Course #6702
Excel 2010 Level III
Jun 14-15 - Course #6703
PowerPoint 2010 Level I
May 28-29 - Course #6707
May 30 - Course #6717
InDesign CS5 Level I
Jun 4-5 - Course #6704
InDesign CS5 Level II
Jun 20-21 - Course #6705
Microsoft Office 2010: New Features
Jun 6 - Course #6718
Keep informed! Please consult our website cte.dal.ca for details on these and other upcoming courses.
Classification: Coordinator of Student Recreation, T-8
Department: Athletics and Recreational Services (Student Services)
Salary: $41,494- $50,602 (32.5 hours per week)
Closing Date: May 4, 2012
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Classification: Secretary, C-4 (Term)
Department: School of Social Work, (Faculty of Health Professions)
Salary: $26,644 to $32,493 (32.5 hours per week)
Closing Date: April 27, 2012
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GRANT-PAID JOB OPPORTUNITY
JOB CLASSIFICATION : Research Assistant
DEPARTMENT : Physiology and Biophysics
LOCATION : Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University
SALARY: The salary for this position is dependent on qualifications and experience.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
JOB SUMMARY: This is a full time grant paid position. The main duties will include assistance with general lab management and experimental work. Experimental approaches used in the lab include tissue culture, biochemistry, molecular biology, imaging and electrophysiology.
QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate will have previous experience working in a lab. Experience in biochemistry, mammalian and bacterial cell culture and knowledge of cell physiology will be an asset. Candidate must be willing to learn and work independently.
Please email your resume to:
Dr. E. Pavlov:
Dept. of Physiology & Biophysics
5850 College Street, PO Box 15000
Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
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