In Spring 2014 the Vice-President, Academic and Provost directed the Associate Vice-President, Academic (AVPA), Mario Coniglio, to set up a task force to examine the possibility of instituting a fall break at the University of Waterloo. Between 2014 and 2018, with the Associate Vice-President, Academic as chair, the task force comprehensively explored the implementation of a fall break. The University community was consulted for feedback via surveys, focus groups, interviews, web forms and email.
At the conclusion of the three-year (2016-2018) Fall Break pilot project, Associate Vice-President, Academic, Mario Coniglio convened a new task force to head up a second three year (2019-2021) pilot project, this time instituting a fall term Reading Week.
Members of the Fall Reading Week Project Task Force
|Dan Brown||Treasurer||Faculty Association|
|Trevor Clews||Academic Officer||Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs|
|Jennifer Coghlin||Associate Registrar, Enrolment Services & Academic Policy||Office of the Registrar|
|David DeVidi||Task Force Chair and AVPA (succeeding Mario Coniglio)||Office of the Associate Vice President, Academic|
|Matthew Gerrits||Vice-President, Education||Federation of Students|
|Cathy Newell Kelly||University Registrar||Office of the Registrar|
|Naima N. Samuel||President and CEO||Graduate Student Association|
|Rose Vogt||President||Staff Association|
|Johanna Wandel||Director (at-large)||Faculty Association|
|Heather Westmorland||Acting Director||Student Success Office|
|Richard Wikkerink||Director, Faculty Relations||Co-operative Education|