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Getting Started

Welcome to VIU -- we are glad you're here. Our motto, Matter Here, applies to each person, and it is our goal to make sure that you feel like you are part of the VIU experience. Our aim here is to provide an easy transition into your new work environment.

Your orientation package also included this important information:

Your Area Assistant will be able to assist you with:

  • Arranging an email account
  • Arranging a telephone & voicemail access
  • Arranging for long distance telephone access
  • Review the department organizational chart
  • Ordering supplies
  • Ordering business cards, if necessary 
  • Getting necessary access key cards
  • Access to the centralized printing system (Find-Me)

UNIT4 Email Notifications:

Watch for this email address in your inbox: VIU DoNotReply <>!  This is NOT SPAM! It is the Aurora IntellAgents email address that sends you notifications from the UNIT4 system.  This is the tool used to send email notifications to employees. It might be for an upcoming task, or a reminder of an upcoming certification expiry, ect.

Please remember to:

  • Obtain your ID card from the Library, Building 305 -- this card will be used as a library card, building access card, and gym membership card
  • Refer to the New Employee Getting Started Guide (for Technology) to help find the answers to your technology questions
  • Register for all required information sessions: WHMIS, Health and Safety, and Human Rights, through the InVIU ProD Calendar 
  • Attend the annual employee orientation event in August check out  InVIU ProD Calendar for more information.
  • Get involved, by signing up for workshops offered on the InVIU ProD Calendar.
  • Familiarize yourself using the Campus Map
  • Review your Collective Agreement, if applicable VIUFABCGEUCUPE
  • Become familiar with commonly used service departments and campus information:
  • Familiarize yourself with the Parking information 
  • Become familiar with the Policies and Procedures including:
    • Intellectual Property Policy 31.13,
    • Human Rights Policy 21.0, Procedure 41.12.003,
    • Health and Safety Policy 41.09, Copyright Policy 31.02 
    • Purchasing Policy 42.31

If you have any questions please feel free to contact your Human Resources Advisor.