Welcome to your Faculty Association
The Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo (FAUW) works to ensure academic freedom, equity, and collegial governance for faculty members at UWaterloo. We negotiate and protect your working conditions, and are here to help when you need it.
- Nov. 22, 2017
The Faculty Association’s Status of Women and Equity Committee (SWEC) is seeking nominations for its annual Equity and Inclusivity Award. The award celebrates members and/or affiliates of the University of Waterloo community whose actions have made a demonstrable impact on equity, inclusivity, and/or diversity at the University.
- Dec. 7, 2017
The winners of the 2017 FAUW Office Contest were revealed at the Fall General Meeting on December 6. Winners received a nameplate for their office, plus a FAUW mug and pin.
Scroll through the images below to see the offices of our eight winners. Click on a photo to open the gallery and see the full images—and the winners' reasons for entering their offices in the contest.
Thanks to everyone who participated!
- Nov. 27, 2017
Due to the high response to the call for members for the Indigenization Strategy working groups, the steering committee is inviting all members of the University community to participate via roundtable discussions in December.
- Feb. 7, 2018
We live in the age of the algorithm. In theory, this should lead to greater fairness: Everyone is judged according to the same rules, and bias is eliminated. But as mathematician and author Cathy O’Neil reveals, the opposite is true. The models being used today are opaque, unregulated, and uncontestable, even when they’re wrong. Models are propping up the lucky and punishing the downtrodden, creating a “toxic cocktail for democracy.”
Welcome to the dark side of Big Data.
- Feb. 13, 2018
The Council of Representatives provides two-way communication between the FAUW Board of Directors and each academic unit at Waterloo.
- Mar. 22, 2018
FAUW will be serving soup lunch at the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre again this year. Contact Laura McDonald if you'd like to volunteer.