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About the Faculty Association

The Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo (FAUW) is the official representative of 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!