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News for Faculty

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Changing our public health restrictions

Update for the UWaterloo community

We are writing today to give you an update on public health restrictions on our campuses for the Spring term and beyond.

In light of the recent relaxation of public health restrictions as part of the Ontario government’s Roadmap to Reopen and on the basis of current local public health conditions, we will  suspend our mask and proof of vaccination requirements for entry to campus, effective May 1.

Monday, February 28, 2022

What’s changing as Ontario removes public health restrictions?

Update for the UWaterloo community

Tomorrow the Government of Ontario will move to the Exit Step of its Roadmap to Reopen. This move will lift the majority of remaining public health restrictions, and this will mean some changes to our operations on our campuses. Here’s what you need to know. 

Friday, February 4, 2022

Announcing 2022 Thank You Days

Update for employees

Our recent survey of employees, together with feedback you have been giving to your supervisors, managers and department heads, has made it very clear that the pandemic has placed extra strain on us all.

We are enormously grateful to every employee who has done so much to keep the University working in support of our students over the course of the pandemic. Whether you are an instructor juggling changing modes of learning, a central plant worker monitoring ventilation systems, a recruiter meeting excited prospects online or a lab technician keeping essential systems running – all of us have experienced repeated challenges and changes over the last couple of years. 

Monday, January 17, 2022

Confirming our return to in-person learning and work in February

Update for the UWaterloo Community

We will extend the current remote learning and working arrangements for a short period, but we plan to return to in-person experiences in February. We will return as soon as it is practical to do so based on advice from public health officials. In the meantime, as previously announced, we continue to provide essential in person teaching. 

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Updates to research activities and international travel

Update for employees

In follow-up to the message from the President and Provost on campus activities, sent earlier this week, the Office of Research has reviewed research protocols to ensure research can continue, while keeping our communities safe. Further, we are providing an update on international travel in light of the Government of Canada’s COVID-19 – Global Travel Advisory, issued Dec. 15.