Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo

The Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo (FAUW) works to ensure academic freedom, fairness, and collegial governance for 1,300 faculty members at Waterloo. We do this by negotiating our working conditions, advocating for member rights, and connecting with faculty members across campus and the country. Join us in our efforts to make Waterloo a better place to work and learn.

  1. Jan. 16, 2023Mediation begins for policies 76 and 77; update from PDC members

    As of January 16, 2023, FAUW and the administration have completed the first two steps of our “path forward” for policies 76 (Faculty Appointments) and 77 (Tenure and Promotion of Faculty Members)—exchanging policy drafts and four meetings of a policy drafting committee —and are beginning mediation (step three).

  2. Dec. 7, 2022David Porreca elected FAUW president

    David Porreca has been elected FAUW president for 2023-2025. FAUW thanks both candidates, David Porreca and Vershawn Young, for running in the first contested election for FAUW president in many years! And thank you to the 58% of FAUW members who voted in the election.

    David's term starts July 1, 2023. In the meantime, you can get to know David through his candidate's statement, if you haven't read it already:

  3. Nov. 3, 2022Education sector solidarity

    The Ontario government introduced legislation this week (Bill 28) that will force a contract on CUPE’s 55,000 education workers in the Ontario School Board Council of Unions (OSBCU) and prevent a legal strike that was to start Friday. These workers earn $39,000 per year on average, and 51 per cent of them work another job to make ends meet. They are calling on the Ford government to hire more education workers to support all students, and to increase their wages, as they are the lowest-paid employees in the sector.

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  1. Feb. 7, 2023Applying for Tenure

    FAUW's Academic Freedom & Tenure Committee runs a series of information sessions to help faculty through key transitions in their academic career. This session is for faculty applying for tenure in the next year or two.

    These sessions are designed to provide critical information on how to succeed and to ensure you know where and how to get your questions answered. The aim is also to provide clarity on the expectations of your peers and of university policy during this process.

  2. Feb. 7, 2023Applying for Promotion to Full Professor

    FAUW presents a series of annual workshops to help faculty through key transitions in their academic career. This session is for faculty applying for promotion to full professor in the next few years.

    These workshops are designed to provide critical information on how to succeed and to ensure you know where and how to get your questions answered. The aim is also to provide clarity on expectations of your peers and of university policy during this process.

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