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. July 6, 2017Under construction: Faculty guidebook coming soon!

    We've learned a lot from six decades of advising—and being—faculty members at Waterloo. We'll soon be sharing a lot of that insight with you on our website, and we'll need to move some things around to make room.

    If something isn't where you expected it to be, try doing a site-specific search by clicking the "this site" button when you open the search box.

  2. Aug. 18, 2017FAUW president presents at Bill 148 (Fair Workplaces) hearings

    Faculty association representatives from more than ten Ontario universities recently presented at hearings on Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, including FAUW's president, Sally Gunz. 

    "The use of exploitive hiring exists across universities. Highly qualified instructors have no employment security, comparatively low pay, and in many cases no pension or benefits."

  3. Aug. 9, 2017OCUFA's 2017 Policy Exchange report summarizes faculty recommendations for improving Ontario’s universities

    Republished from OCUFA.

    In May, OCUFA brought together representatives of its membership to identify the policy issues affecting Ontario’s universities that they view as most critical, and to draft recommendations for addressing them. The final report summarizing these consultations is now available online.

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  1. Sep. 6, 2017New Faculty Welcome EventGet to know UW, your role, and each other.

    All new faculty  that have arrived since September 1st of last year (2016) are invited to attend this year’s New Faculty Welcome Event taking place on Wednesday September 6, 2017 at Federation Hall. 

    This annual orientation event features a series of sessions designed to help you acclimatize to Waterloo and to introduce you to various campus resources. 

  2. Sep. 22, 2017New Faculty & Family Welcome Dinner

    Stay tuned for details!

  3. Sep. 29, 2017Making the Most of Your Mid-career Yearssmooth sailing

    This half-day workshop will explore the unique opportunities and challenges of being an Associate Professor or Continuing Lecturer—and help you plan for the next steps in your career.

All upcoming events