Monday, August 26, 2019

Office of Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion offers fall sessions

Catalogue cover for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion workshops

The Office of Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion is excited to announce that our Fall 2019 Workshop and Training Sessions are now live and ready for registration. We invite you to view the Fall 2019 Training Catalogue and to sign-up for any of our workshops.

This fall, we are excited to offer a number of education and training opportunities across our various portfolios: Equity, Sexual Violence Response and Prevention, Conflict Management and Human Rights, and Indigenous Initiatives.

Our offerings include workshops such as:

These highly interactive and impactful workshops will facilitate discussion and understanding of the institutional and societal contexts for equity, diversity, inclusion, and decolonization and provide concrete pathways to build more inclusive practices into your daily work. By taking part in these workshops, faculty, staff, and students can learn about concepts and develop key skills to help create more inclusive classrooms and workplaces and build a more productive and welcoming environment for colleagues and employees.

Our workshops will be offered multiple times throughout the fall semester and most are open to all staff, students, and faculty! Be sure to register as soon as possible to secure your spot.

Learn more by viewing our Fall 2019 Training Catalogue, where you can read about our full suite of workshop offerings.

We look forward to seeing you at our workshops this fall!

If you have any questions about our education and training opportunities, please contact Joseph Pazzano, Senior Education Officer.

IST launches new campus emergency notification tool

A message from Information Systems & Technology (IST).

The University’s current emergency desktop notification tool, UW Emerge, will be replaced with a new tool called WatSAFE desktop notification.  

UW Emerge was developed by University employees several years ago, and while it has worked well in the past, IST no longer has the inhouse resources to modify and fully support the tool. Also, the new macOS no longer supports 32-bit applications, a change that prevents new users from downloading UW Emerge to their Mac machines.  

WatSAFE Desktop Notification (powered by AppArmor) will modernize our campus emergency alerting infrastructure, while integrating seamlessly with the existing emergency notification system. Administrators will be able to leverage the cloud-based dashboard to monitor and maintain emergency desktop notifications, from anywhere, at any time.  

WatSAFE Desktop Notification will be pushed out to all IST-managed machines via SCCM (additional installation notes below). UW Emerge will continue to be available and will be included in future tests of the emergency notification system, until further notice.    

The update will take place on Wednesday, August 28 at 10:00 a.m.

What do you need to do? 

  • Windows (IST managed): After WatSAFE desktop notification has been pushed out, clients will be required to log out of their machine and back in again to complete the installation.  
  • Windows (unmanaged machine): To install WatSAFE desktop notification on an unmanaged machine, clients should follow the steps outlined in this knowledge base article, Administrative privileges may be required to complete the installation.  
  • Windows (responsible for a group of non-IST machines): If you are responsible for managing a group of machines outside of IST, you may request a package-based deployment version via Request Tracker (RT), 
  • Mac: The Mac version will be announced later in the fall term.  

Additional communications will be made available when the Mac client is available, and when the decision has been made to uninstall UW Emerge.  

Link of the day

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When and Where

QPR Mental Health Training for Faculty and Staff, Monday, August 26, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., NH 2447.

Workday Drop-in Support, Tuesday, August 27,  9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., EC1 1021.

Getting Started in LEARN, Wednesday, August 28.

Copyright for Teaching, Wednesday, August 28, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., LIB 329.

Waterloo Women's Wednesdays: How to Set and Crush Your Goals, Wednesday, August 28, 12:00 p.m., MC 5479.

Fall 2019 Orientation schedule, Thursday, August 29 to Saturday, September 7.

First-Year Orientation, Saturday, August 31 to Saturday, September 7.

International Orientation, Thursday, August 29 to Saturday, August 31.

Exchange and Study Abroad Orientation, Thursday, August 29 to Saturday, August 31.

Single & Sexy 2019, Friday, August 30, 1:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Doors open at 1:30 p.m.), Physical Activities Complex.

Parent and Family Orientation, Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1.

Residence Move-In Days, Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1.

Family Send-Off, Saturday, August 31, 2:30 p.m., Hagey Hub.

Transfer student orientation, Sunday, September 1.

Labour Day holiday, Monday, September 2, most University operations closed.

Co-operative work term begins, Tuesday, September 3.

Lectures begin, Wednesday, September 4.

Getting Started in LEARN, Thursday, September 5.

WUSA First-Year Fair, Thursday, September 5, 10:30 a.m., Student Life Centre Great Hall.

Applications for Green Residence Ambassadors due, Friday, September 6.

Communication for the Workplace, Friday, September 6, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., SCH 228F.

Graduate student orientation, Saturday, September 7.

Black and Gold Day Men’s Rugby vs. Guelph, Saturday, September 7, 1:00 p.m., Warrior Field.

Brown Bag Lunch: HREI Training Offerings, Wednesday, September 11, 12:00 p.m., HH 373.

Fall Welcome Week, Monday, September 9 to Thursday, September 12.

Free Fitness Week, Monday, September 9 to Sunday, September 15.

Fall Welcome Week: Warrior Breakfast, Monday, September 9, 8:00 a.m., Student Life Centre.

Fall Welcome Week: Sex Toy Bingo, Monday, September 9, 7:00 p.m.

Mental health and return-to-work coordination: a workshop on strategy, Tuesday, September 10, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Oakham Lounge, 63 Gould Street, Toronto.

WPL Public Lecture featuring Professor Dale Martin, “Breaking Bad Proteins in Diseases of the Brain,” Tuesday, September 10, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Waterloo Public Library Harper Branch community room.

Fall Welcome Week: Tinder Tales, Tuesday, September 10, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Humanities Theatre.

Warriors Athletics and Recreation Open House, Wednesday, September 11, 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., SLC Great Hall.

Grammar Studio I: The most common grammar trouble spots, Thursday, September 12, 1:00 p.m., SCH 228F.

The Games Institute and IMMERSe present "Superheroes and Sexuality" with Anna Peppard, Thursday, September 12, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Games Institute, EC1.

Conditioning Classes Registration Deadline, Friday, September 13, 1:00 p.m.