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Thursday, August 9, 2018


2018 Gender Equity Research Grant winners named

Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion has announced the 2018 Gender Equity Research Grant recipients. The grant winners are as follows:

  • Hilary Bergsieker: Gender stereotyping by romantic partners constrains women's career, relationship, and mental health outcomes;
  • Karla Boluk: Back to work: Exploring the experiences of pre-tenured women negotiating the transition to and from maternity leave;
  • Sherilyn Houle: Gender, wage, and geography: Exploring co-op placement gender wage gaps and geographic placement gaps in health-related programs at University of Waterloo;
  • Corey Johnson: Creating and improving Trans Affirming Health Resources in the Waterloo Region;
  • John Mielke: How might gender, work strain, and perceived social support interact to affect the way that stress 'gets under the skin' of professors at the University of Waterloo
  • Bessma Momani: Assessing gender equity in senior administration at UW;
  • Sean Peterson: What attracts and retains girls and women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)? Identifying success in a national entrepreneurial program; 
  • Andrea Quinlan: Barriers to Gender Equity: Teaching Evaluations and the Career Trajectories of Marginalized Academic Women; and
  • Nancy Worth: Counting ourselves in: media engagement and pre-tenure women.

These grants were established in 2016 as part of the HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 initiative. Individual grants of up to $10,000 are funded to support research that investigates and addresses gender equity with preference given to projects that advance Waterloo’s three IMPACT 10x10x10 commitments or of demonstrated relevance to the University. 

For more information on eligibility and to review the guidelines, visit the Gender Equity Research Grants website.

Sally Ebsary recognized with 2017 Co-op Supervisor of the Year Award

Anthony Miller, Sally Ebsary, Jamie Dang and Nancy Waite.

Anthony Miller, Sally Ebsary, Jamie Dang and Nancy Waite.

by Alana Rigby.

Each year Waterloo Pharmacy presents an award for Co-op Supervisor of the Year. The award recognizes a supervisor who has shown outstanding commitment to mentorship of Waterloo Pharmacy students on co-operative education work terms.

The 2017 recipient is Sally Ebsary, a Clinical Lead Pharmacist at Remedy’s Rx Sunnyside Long-Term Care in Cambridge. Ebsary has long been a supporter of Waterloo Pharmacy: not only does she supervise students, but she served as a Clinical Adjunct Professor for the School from 2008 to 2013.

As a pharmacist at Remedy’sRx, she has mentored both co-op and rotations students, consistently cultivating a supportive environment, and modelling successful interprofessional collaboration.

“Sally is an outstanding mentor,” said Jamie Dang, one of the students who nominated Ebsary. “Before my experience with her at Sunnyside I never considered a position in long term care. But the position gave me exposure to all aspects of LTC and I learned more than I ever could've expected: clinical skills, emotional maturity, communication skills, and more. Now, I can confidently say that I would be happy in the LTC setting and I have Sally to thank for that.”

Waterloo Pharmacy relies on dedicated co-op supervisors like Ebsary to help train the next generation of Canadian pharmacists.

“On behalf of the Waterloo School of Pharmacy, I’d like to congratulate Sally Ebsary,” said Anthony Miller, Experiential Coordinator of Co-op at the School. “Sally models the kind of exemplary leadership in the profession that we hope to instill in our students, along with providing a unique and exciting opportunity for students to try a non-standard pharmacy setting.”

Link of the day

International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

When and where 

Celebrate Canada's Diversity at the University Club, Tuesday, July 3 to Friday, August 10, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., University Club.

Lobsterlicious at the University Club, Tuesday, July 31 to Friday, August 10, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., University Club.

SSHRC START training: Knock-Out Knowledge Mobilization Plans, Thursday, August 9, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Hagey Hall 373.

CrySP Speaker Series on Privacy featuring Aiman Erbad, Qatar University, "When a small leak sinks a great ship: Deanonymizing Tor hidden service users through Bitcoin transactions analysis," Thursday, August 9, 3:00 p.m., DC 1304.

Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students (QCSYS), Friday, August 10 to Friday, August 17, Institute for Quantum Computing.

Chemistry Seminar Series featuring José G. Hernández, Research Group Leader and Lecturer, Institute of Organic Chemistry, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, “Mechanochemistry; a Unique Strategy for Chemical Synthesis,” Friday, August 10, 11:00 a.m., C2 361.

Examinations end, Saturday, August 11.

Perseids Sky-watching Party and lecture: "Mapping the Universe", Sunday, August 12, 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., OPT 347.

Unofficial grades begin to appear in Quest, Monday, August 13.

Food Services Recruitment Fair, Tuesday, August 14, 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Fed Hall. 

SSHRC START training: Stellar Student Training Plans, Tuesday, August 14, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Hagey Hall 373

More Feet on the Ground - Mental Health Training, Thursday, August 16, 9:00 a.m., NH 2447.

SSHRC START training: Bringing your Budget “A Game”, Thursday, August 16, 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Hagey Hall 373.

SynBio at Waterloo featuring Stanley Cohen, Stanford University, Friday, August 17, 9:30 a.m., QNC 1506.

Retirement celebration for Sue Steffler, Friday, August 17, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., NH 3318.

Deadline for students to get "Fees Arranged," Wednesday, August 22.

Multi-Year Accessibility Plan information session, Wednesday, August 22, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m., BMH 1016.

NEW - Indigenous cultural sensitivity workshop, Thursday, August 23, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., location TBD.

Co-operative work term ends, Friday, August 24.

QPR Training, Monday, August 27, 10:30 a.m., Needles Hall 2nd Floor.

Waterloo Women's Wednesdays: Knit & Nourish, Wednesday, August 29, 12:00 p.m., DC 1301.

PhD oral defences

Pure Mathematics. Renzhi Song, "Series-Parallel Posets and Polymorphisms." Supervisor, Ross Willard. Thesis available from MGO - mgo@uwaterloo.ca. Oral defence Tuesday, August 14, 10:00 a.m., MC 2009.

Civil & Environmental Engineering. Nicole O'Brien, "Approaches for Nonstationary Frequency and Trend Analyses." Supervisor, Don Burn. On display in the Engineering graduate office, DWE 3520C. Oral defence Tuesday, August 14, 1:00 p.m., E2 2350.

Systems Design Engineering. Ho Sze-To, "Discovering Patterns from Sequences with Applications on Protein-Protein and Protein-DNA Interaction." Supervisors, Andrew Wong, Daniel Stashuk. On display in the Engineering graduate office, DWE 3520C. Oral defence Tuesday, August 14, 2:00 p.m., E5-6111.

Applied Mathematics. Ian Hincks, "Exploring Practical Methodologies for the Characterization and Control of Small Quantum Systems." Supervisors, David Cory, Joseph Emerson. Thesis available from MGO - mgo@uwaterloo.ca. Oral defence Wednesday, August 15, 2:30 p.m., QNC B204.