FAUW Appreciation Award
The FAUW Appreciation Award recognizes people from across the University who have gone above and beyond to improve the lives of faculty members.
Past award announcements
The FAUW Appreciation Award recognizes people from across the University who have gone above and beyond to improve the lives of faculty members. Monica Vesely is the recipient of the 2021 award.
Monica is an educational developer in the Centre for Teaching Excellence and has been a driving force behind new faculty orientation for some time, putting exceptional, thoughtful work into programming new faculty events, particularly recruiting and liaising with speakers, and inviting and gathering valuable feedback from attendees.
The FAUW Appreciation Award recognizes people from across the University who have gone above and beyond to improve the lives of faculty members. This year's award went to the executive committee of the Renison Association of Academic Staff (RAAS). Formed in February 2018, RAAS has been working tirelessly to provide faculty and academic librarians at Renison with the support and protection that our own members have enjoyed for decades. Their work will have a significant, positive impact on the lives of faculty at Renison for years to come and reminds us how vital Faculty Associations are.
The Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo (FAUW) presented its 2018 Appreciation Award to Stewart Forrest from Plant Operations at a reception last month.
Stewart received the award for his work representing CUPE Local 793 on the University Pension and Benefits Committee, where he has been a consistent champion of the rights of all uWaterloo employees, including faculty.
On October 26, FAUW held a 60th anniversary discussion exploring the unique relationship between faculty and the administration at Waterloo, and presented our first FAUW Appreciation Awards to honour members of the University community who have made real differences in the lives of faculty members.
Al Binns received the award for compassionately and discreetly helping faculty to navigate confidential emergency situations; Lynne Taylor for negotiating and co-chairing the 2015 salary anomalies review, and securing regular anomaly reviews into the future; and Linda Brogden for supporting faculty members through some of the most difficult times of their careers and for her role in changing the conversation about faculty illness and mental health on campus.