Get ready for Feds Welcome Week
The Federation of Students' annual Winter Welcome Week is happening from January 14 to 18.
Things get started Monday morning with Warrior Breakfast, a food free-for-all running from 8 to 10 a.m. while supplies last in the Great Hall of the Student Life Centre (SLC).
Later that afternoon will be Put Some Icing On It, a cookie decorating party from 2 to 4 p.m. in the SLC Multipurpose Room.
Your thumbs will get a workout at the We Got Game free video arcade in the SLC's lower level on Tuesday, January 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A variety of video game systems, including VR, will be set up for your electronic enjoyment, and best of all you can leave your quarters at home - they're free to play.
Strap on your skates on Tuesday, January 15 for Warriors on Ice, which takes place from 8 p.m. to midnight.
On Wednesday, January 16, the Campus Life Fair will take place in the SLC Great Hall from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Shake off the winter chill and learn some new dance moves at Beyography. This free Beyonce-inspired choreography dance class takes place on Wednesday, January 16 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the SLC Lower Atrium.
Sex Toy Bingo takes place in the St. Paul’s Alumni Hall on Thursday, January 17 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Learn how to be more involved in Waterloo’s student culture at Clubs and Society Days, taking place on Thursday, January 17 and Friday, January 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the SLC Great Hall.
Winter Welcome Week wraps with a Cider & Sweets + Dear Future Me on Saturday, January 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the SLC Lower Atrium. Feds volunteers will be handing out free apple cider and sweet treats, while supplies last.
Welcome Weeks take place every term and are full of fun and free events for undergraduate students as campus welcomes them back to the University.
Check out the Federation of Students website for more details.
Sustainability Certificate for University employees
The Sustainability Office is excited to announce the winter term dates for the Sustainability Certificate, available to all University employees. This series of in-class courses in intended to help Waterloo embed sustainability into campus culture, one of the major goals of the University’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy.
This series includes seven modules that cover key local and global sustainability issues, what Waterloo is doing, and tools and resources for employees to integrate sustainability into their own departments, homes, and beyond. The certificate was first piloted during the 2018 winter term and offered to the general public over the 2018 spring term, with more than 100 employees having started or completed the certificate to date.
The first module, SUS101: Introduction to Sustainability takes place this month with three sessions available on Thursday, January 17, Thursday, January 24 and Thursday, January 31. Register soon to reserve a spot.
For more information and to register for the winter term, visit the Sustainability Certificate webpage.
Have you disclosed your IP?
The Electronic IP Disclosure Form is available for researchers to disclose Intellectual Property (IP) and should be completed by January 31, 2019.
The questionnaire has been designed to facilitate annual collection of IP and commercialization information to meet Policy 73 requirements. For faculty who have never completed the form, it is especially important to do so. For those who completed the form last year, it will only take a few minutes to update it with new information. For faculty members without IP/commercialization information to disclose, the form can be completed in just a minute or so.
Completion of the form helps to accurately recognize Waterloo’s expertise in innovation, entrepreneurship, IP creation, and commercialization.
Workday: Frequently Asked Questions
A message from Human Resources
Workday, the new HR system for the University of Waterloo launched on Monday. With the transition to the brand new system, the Support Centre is receiving a high volume of inquiries and is working quickly to respond. If you haven’t received a response, we appreciate your patience and will get back to you as soon as possible.
In the meantime, we wanted to address some frequently asked questions that have come up:
1. How do I access my historical pay slips and tax forms?
Log in to Workday and go to the Cloud icon > View Profile > Personal (under your Worker Profile) > Documents. View historical pay slips and tax documents user guide for step-by-step instructions.
2. Why isn’t my co-op student or grad student information showing in Workday?
We are currently working through the high volume of paperwork for co-op student hiring that was submitted to HR prior to the launch of Workday. If paperwork was not submitted for a co-op student hire, the hire can now to be completed in Workday. In addition, grad student information will be loaded no later than Friday, January 11th for the winter term.
Once the hire is complete in Workday, the student will receive an onboarding message in their email. They can then log in to Workday and must fill out their personal and banking information in order to be paid on time.
3. What should I do if my organizational chart, vacation or other information is incorrect?
You can edit a lot of your own personal information yourself within Workday, including emergency contact, address and banking information (see the user guides for assistance). However, if there are discrepancies with your organizational chart, vacation or job title this will need to be fixed through HR. If you have already contacted the Support Centre with a request, we are currently working on updating your information.
4. How can I get security access for hiring or time keeping?
A manager will need to submit the Workday Permission Request form. Within the form, there is an option for access for several different roles, including Campus Partner, Timekeeper, and ELM administrator. Descriptions of the roles can be found within the form.
Workday Support Centre
Please be aware that we have modified our phone hours slightly, so that our support team can respond to your emails and return your phone calls.
Phone hours: 10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm Monday to Friday (extension 33000).
Drop-in hours: 10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm Monday to Friday (EC1 1004). If you need extended time with a support team member, please email us to book an appointment.