While all regular faculty pay dues and are represented by FAUW as members of the bargaining unit, becoming a voting member of the association is optional, and you need to fill out a form to join. Becoming a voting member allows you to actively participate and shape our work on campus.
You do not need to join in order to access FAUW services or attend FAUW events.
Why join FAUW?
Who can join?
If you're already represented by FAUW, you can join with no change to your deductions. (We represent everyone with a regular faculty appointment, plus some part-time faculty. See the Memorandum of Agreement for more details.)
Membership is also open to other faculty members and professional librarians at the University of Waterloo and the affiliated university colleges. To join, you'll need to complete a membership form authorizing monthly payroll deductions.
Not sure if you've already signed up? Here's how to tell:
- Find a recent email from FAUW (most are sent by email@example.com)
- Check the subject line. If it starts with [FAUW Voters] or [FAUW AFIW], you're already a member. If it starts with just [FAUW], you're not.
You can also contact our Communications Officer, Laura McDonald.
FAUW fees are based on a mil rate of 0.525% of your salary. CAUT and OCUFA membership fees are included. Part-time members are only charged the CAUT and OCUFA part-time fees x 1.5.
See section 2.5 (Association Dues and Payroll) of the Memorandum of Agreement for more information.
How to join: Regular faculty
Join online right now. Please note that we can't currently receive hard copy forms while working off-campus.
How to join: Librarians & other faculty
If you're a librarian or other faculty member (e.g. at one of the colleges), please download a special membership form (PDF) authorizing payroll deductions, and email your completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.