am pleased to welcome you to the Faculty of Medicine at the University
of Manitoba. We will do our very best to provide you with a collegial
and supportive place for you to advance your academic and professional
lives as teachers, scientists and administrators.
Our commitments are to our students, our colleagues,
our disciplines, and our community.
We have a particular social accountability to Manitobans which
we address through the graduates of our programs, the implementation
of the new knowledge that improves health, and the constructive
reviews of provincial programs which a university has the capacity
and mandate to provide.
The Faculty’s management offices are organized
under the leadership of several associate and assistant deans
and their support staff. With many years of experience, they are
ready and able to guide you through federal and provincial legislation;
University, Faculty and departmental policies; accreditations;
grant applications; employment and equity guidelines; curriculum
organization; supportive counseling services for students, faculty
and families; and all of the administrative processes that are
necessary to work efficiently in a complex system supporting science
Many of these offices are moving to consolidate
their activities. By November, the Dean’s administrative
office and staff; the Undergraduate Program, the Postgraduate
Program, Educational Development services and the Office of External
Relations are moving from their present addresses to the second
floor of the Brodie Building, next to the Neil John McLean Library.
This will improve efficiencies and provide the staff with new,
well-equipped facilities to better serve the Faculty.
This handout will help you find the information
and assistance you need to do your job. We have maintained a paper
publication for those who prefer to reach for a quick reference
when looking for a name, phone number or room number.
The new faculty program includes the welcoming
dinner for new full time faculty, along with workshops about teaching
and research. I am grateful to the “welcoming committee,”
under Mark Prober’s leadership, that makes these things
I wish you a smooth transition for you and your
family into this next step in your lives and invite you to let
me know how you’re doing by stopping in for a coffee or
dropping me an e-mail. Congratulations for choosing the University
Brian Hennen, M.D., C.C.F.P.