W4: W3+Workshops is a day of online workshops, teach-ins, and how-tos that will share the talents and expertise of our members. Topics include equitable teaching and hiring practices, vegan cooking, mindfulness, gardening, habit change, beekeeping, samba dancing, and more. This event is open to all womxn/nonbinary graduate students, post-docs, staff, and faculty.
W3+ (Waterloo Womxn + Nonbinary Wednesdays – formerly W3) is a community of womxn and nonbinary faculty, staff members, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows at the University of Waterloo. Normally a monthly gathering, W3+ is currently hosting a Microsoft Team as a space in which womxn and nonbinary members of the UW community can connect and support each other. The Team features a range of channels with different purposes, from discussing equity issues in the academy, to celebrating accomplishments and reminding each other to take breaks throughout the day. W3+ also operates a mailing list for those not using Teams and welcomes new womxn and nonbinary members on either platform at any time (find out how to join).
W3+ events are sponsored by the Faculty Association and Staff Association and coordinated by a committee of faculty, staff, post-doctoral researchers, and graduate students.