W Store Essentials in MC closing for renovations
The W Store Essentials currently located on the second floor of the Mathematics & Computer Building will be relocating to the third floor, according to a memo circulated by Director of Print + Retail Solutions Ryan Jacobs yesterday. To prepare for this move, the second-floor location will close on May 31, 2019.
“Renovations are required to the third-floor space, which will take approximately eight months to complete,” writes Jacobs. “During this time, staff will be relocated to other W Store Essentials or W Print locations starting June 1. In addition, the W Store Essentials located in the Student Life Centre will be undergoing renovations as well as part of our master space plans.”
The temporary closure and renovation is resulting in several personnel relocations, including:
- Paula Zahra will be moving to the W Store Essentials location in the Science Teaching Complex. She will continue to provide thesis binding from this location. She can be reached at extension 32334 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Vecihe Arif will be moving to the W Print location in South Campus Hall. She can be reached at extension 32251 or by email at email@example.com.
“All other questions related to printing should be directed to Karen Ertel, Production Manager, at extension 36575 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org,” Jacobs writes.
Courseware will continue to be available for purchase in MC until May 31. For the fall 2019 term, all courseware will be available in the W Store | Course Materials + Supplies store located in South Campus Hall.
For questions regarding courseware, please contact Custom Publishing and Marketing Coordinator Madelaine Paterson at extension 33996 or by email at email@example.com.
“Our new location and renovations on the third floor of MC will allow us to serve students, faculty and staff from a centralized location next to other services in a high-traffic area,” writes Jacobs. “For more information on how this new location will benefit the Faculty of Mathematics, please contact Mona Skuterud, Executive Officer, Faculty of Mathematics at extension 32592 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
“We are excited about the upcoming move and appreciate your continued support throughout these changes,” Jacobs concludes. “Please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly with any questions regarding our plans.”
Changes coming to guest Wi-Fi access on campus
The Net-ID service used for guest Wi-Fi access is being shut down, according to an announcement from Information Systems and Technology (IST).
Net-ID will no longer be available beginning Saturday, June 1. After June 1, users connected to Eduroam using Net-ID (email@example.com) will be disconnected.
IST reports that users can establish an alternate wireless connection using the steps outlined below:
- Click and connect to 'uw-wifi-setup-no-encryption' found under your computer's list of available Wi-Fi networks.
- In the Join 'uw-wifi-setup-no-encryption' pop-up window, scroll down and select the 'Click here if you are a guest user' option.
- Enter your first name, last name, and email address into each respective field. Click 'I Agree' to continue.
- A confirmation code will be sent via email. Enter the code into the pop-up window to connect to the Wi-Fi. There will be a 10-minute window for you to enter the code before the process times out and needs to be restarted.
Wi-Fi access will timeout after 24 hours.
For more information, please visit IST's guest Wi-Fi network page.
Anyone with questions or concerns is invited to contact the IST Service Desk, firstname.lastname@example.org or ext. 44357.
There's one week left for the Employee Engagement Survey
The Employee Engagement Survey will close on May 22. If you haven’t already done so, consider taking some time to share feedback on your experience working at the University of Waterloo. This is a great opportunity to have your voice heard and play an active role in improving your workplace.
Faculty and staff received the survey in their uwaterloo email on May 1st from our survey partner KF Surveys Canada. Employees represented by CUPE received paper invitations from their supervisors.
All individual responses are kept strictly confidential by Korn Ferry, and only aggregate results will be provided back to the University of Waterloo. Themes will be shared with employees so that leaders can develop action plans to make improvements.
Spring Welcome Week continues today with the Campus Life Fair, which takes place from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Student Life Centre Great Hall, and a Disco Dodgeball event at the Columbia Icefield from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Stay loose and nimble, folks, because disco balls hurt when thrown at you.
The Centre for Security Governance is hosting the second Waterloo Symposium on Technology & Society event tonight at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Speaking will be Avi Goldfarb, Rotman Chair in Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare and Professor of Marketing at Rotman, who will be speaking on “The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence.” For more information, visit the CSG website.
Also tonight is Velocity Start's "What's Your Problem?" event, a fan favourite workshop hosted by Larry Smith, an economics professor and the Director/Founder of the Problem Lab. Larry will share his insightful take on how to find and solve “killer” problems. The workshop takes place from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the Velocity Start space in South Campus Hall.