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About the Faculty Association

The Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo (FAUW) is not a union, but officially represents all regular faculty members who hold definite term, probationary, tenured, or continuing appointments.

FAUW employs three staff members and is governed by a 13-member Board of Directors, which is elected by members of the Association.

Founded in 1957 to represent the interests of faculty members in a wide range of areas that affect them at the University, FAUW has negotiated a Memorandum of Agreement with the University that provides a framework governing all aspects of the relationship between the University and faculty members.

The Faculty Association has a tradition of collegiality and is characterized by its attempts to reach negotiated agreements with the administration. We hope that you will join with us in our attempts to make this a better place by improving our conditions of employment.

What FAUW does for you

The principal functions of the Association include:

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Why join FAUW?

There are two major benefits associated with becoming a participating member of FAUW:

  • You will have a vote and thus a voice in the Association.
  • You can actively participate on our Board and committees.

​There is no change to your deductions when you join.

Become a member today!