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Incoming Fellows

The following checklist can assist you in preparing for your research career at York and help ensure a smooth transition to campus life.

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1. Sign your offer letter, complete the direct deposit form, and provide the necessary information for Payroll.

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2. Stay tuned for the email with your York employee ID number. This will coincide closely with the start date of your appointment.

3. Set up your Passport York online authentication, and email account. These allow you to log into online campus services.

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4. Become acquainted with HR Self Serve, where you can access details on pay, etc.

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5. Sign 5. Complete any required health and safety training, in addition to any supplementary training from your specific area.

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6. Get your YU-card, York’s official university ID card which you’ll need to access campus services including the Library.

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7. Speak with your supervisor to arrange access to office space and/or labs.

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8. Sign up for the Healthcare Spending Account.

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9. Review transit details for getting to campus, including the York University subway station. Parking permits can also be purchased through Parking Services.

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10. You will be subscribed to FGSnews, a monthly e-newsletter that covers all things postdoc at York University. You may unsubscribe at any time.

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11. Check out the Individualized Development Plan (IDP)–Postdoctoral Researchers. It is designed to provide a framework for encouraging active participation among postdocs in professional skills training and career management over the course of their postdoc.

If you are an international postdoc:

Contact

If you require any assistance along the way, please contact the Postdoctoral Services & Professional Skills Coordinator. For more information, please visit the Postdoctoral Fellows section of the FGS website.

an icon showing a letter, a card with writing and a checkmark

1. Sign applicable letter outlining your Fellowship details, complete the direct deposit form, and provide the necessary information for Payroll.

an icon showing the backside of an envelope with a red circle in the upper right corner

2. Stay tuned for the email with your York ID number. This will coincide closely with the start date of your appointment.

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3. Set up your Passport York online authentication, and email account. These allow you to log into online campus services.

an icon showing the outline of a person beside a key

4. Become acquainted with HR Self Serve, where you can access details on pay, etc.

an icon of a red triangle with a white exclamation mark

5. Complete any required health and safety training, in addition to any supplementary training from your specific area.

an icon depicting a photo identification card

6. Get your YU-card, York’s official university ID card which you’ll need to access campus services including the Library.

an icon showing two people with speech bubbles

7. Speak with your supervisor to arrange access to office space and/or labs.

an icon representing a subway train on a track viewed from the front

8. Review transit details for getting to campus, including the York University subway station. Parking permits can also be purchased through Parking Services.

an icon with the FGS Wordmark and WiFi symbol

9. You will be subscribed to FGSnews, a monthly e-newsletter that covers all things postdoc at York University. You may unsubscribe at any time.

red and white graphic representing IDP Postdoc icon using a rough image for a person and a lightbulb

10. Check out the Individualized Development Plan (IDP)–Postdoctoral Researchers. It is designed to provide a framework for encouraging active participation among postdocs in professional skills training and career management over the course of their postdoc.

If you are an international postdoc:

Contact

If you require any assistance along the way, please contact the Postdoctoral Services & Professional Skills Coordinator. For more information, please visit the Postdoctoral Fellows section of the FGS website.

1. Sign applicable letter outlining your Fellowship details.

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2. Contact the Postdoctoral Services & Professional Skills Coordinator, who can assist with setting up your Passport York online authentication, email account, YU-card, and library access.

an icon of a red triangle with a white exclamation mark

3. Complete any required health and safety training, in addition to any supplementary training from your specific area.

an icon showing two people with speech bubbles

4. Speak with your supervisor to arrange access to office space and/or labs.

an icon representing a subway train on a track viewed from the front

5. Review transit details for getting to campus, including the York University subway station. Parking permits can also be purchased through Parking Services.

an icon with the FGS Wordmark and WiFi symbol

6. You will be subscribed to FGSnews, a monthly e-newsletter that covers all things postdoc at York University. You may unsubscribe at any time.

red and white graphic representing IDP Postdoc icon using a rough image for a person and a lightbulb

7. Check out the Individualized Development Plan (IDP)–Postdoctoral Researchers. It is designed to provide a framework for encouraging active participation among postdocs in professional skills training and career management over the course of their postdoc.

If you are an international postdoc:

Contact

If you require any assistance along the way, please contact the Postdoctoral Services & Professional Skills Coordinator. For more information, please visit the Postdoctoral Fellows section of the FGS website.