Welcome to your Faculty Association

FAUW is an independent advocate for faculty at the University of Waterloo. As the official representative of faculty members, we:

  • negotiate compensation and terms of employment,
  • help develop university policies,
  • advocate for collective rights and academic freedom,
  • support individual members, and
  • foster collegiality across the campus community.
  1. May 17, 2017Call for Members: Lecturers Committee

    The Faculty Association’s Lecturers Committee is looking for new members. The committee is active, but knows that its continuing vitality depends on the fresh contributions and enthusiasm that come with new members.

    The Lecturers Committee assists the Faculty Association board of directors by providing input on matters pertaining to all aspects of the working conditions of lecturers, and by communicating issues raised by lecturers to the Board.

  2. Apr. 24, 2017Call for Members: Status of Women & Equity CommitteeStatus of Women & Equity Committee logo

    The Faculty Association’s Status of Women & Equity Committee (SWEC) is looking for new members. The committee is strong and active, but knows that its continuing vitality depends on the new ideas and enthusiasm that come with new members.

  3. Apr. 21, 2017Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre wins Equity and Inclusivity AwardKate Rybczynski (Chair of SWEC), Amy Smoke, Shelby Keedwell, Emma Smith

    If you’ve ever been to an event at the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre (WAEC), you might have a pretty good idea of why the University’s Status of Women and Equity Committee (SWEC) awarded the Centre with the 2017 Equity and Inclusivity Award.

    While the Centre is first and foremost a supportive and safe space for Indigenous students, it also manages to engage non-Indigenous students, staff, and faculty in the sharing of Indigenous knowledge, and has been especially successful in forming collaborative partnerships with other community organizations.

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  1. May 31, 2017Waterloo Women's Wednesdays: Mysteries of the Prime NumbersW3: Mysteries of the Prime Numbers

    Wednesday, May 31 at 12-1:30 at the Grad House. Yu-Ru Liu will talk about the "Mysteries of the Prime Numbers." In elementary school, we learn about the prime numbers 2, 3, 5, 7... In this talk, we will learn some known facts about them, and explore some unknown mysteries of the prime numbers.

    Yu-Ru Liu received her Ph.D. in Mathematics from Harvard University in 2003. She joined the University of Waterloo the same year and is now a Professor in the Department of Pure Mathematics.

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