I provide support and strategic advice to FAUW’s directors, officers and committees, and oversee FAUW’s administrative operations. This role builds on my previous experience as a governance professional at both the University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University.
Outside the office I can almost always be found making noise: singing with the university choir, playing in the Balinese gamelan, and studying in diverse musical traditions including Japanese shakuhachi and West African drumming.
I support faculty with workplace-related issues, including accommodations and interpreting policy and the Memorandum of Agreement. I've helped more than 300 faculty members in my time with FAUW and have been doing workplace, family, and court-ordered mediation for 10 years as a certified mediator (through the Alternative Dispute Resolution institutes of Ontario and Canada).
When I don't get my fill of conflict resolution at work, I volunteer as a mediator with Community Justice Initiatives, fight the weeds in my garden, and coach my kids' baseball and soccer teams.
I manage FAUW's communications, events, membership records, and IT. I also provide support to the Lecturers Committee and am on FAUW's Indigenization Working Group.
I have experience in magazine editing, website and social media management, professional organizing, and musical theatre production. I am an outdoor adventurer, hammock-dweller, and reader, often at the same time. You can follow me on Twitter @inhabitings and Instagram @in.habit.
My research is focused on modelling and optimization of water resources and environmental systems such as hydrologic systems and water distribution networks. I am based in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department and have been a professor at Waterloo since 2005.
As FAUW president, I will endeavour to continue to improve policy and practice at UW impacting faculty working conditions. I will listen to faculty and make sure issues and concerns are discussed and addressed at the appropriate levels. I want to see faculty engagement with FAUW continue to increase.
In my spare time, I drive taxi to and from my boys’ sporting events and like to cheer on the Blue Jays.
My research areas include the history of philosophy, sex and gender issues, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. I am a current grad chair, faculty senator, and member of the board of governors. In the past, I have served as an undergraduate chair, as an academic program director, as a faculty teaching fellow, and in various other leadership roles at the university, and in national and international academic organizations.
My particular interests as a FAUW board member are equity and inclusiveness, good policy, and governance broadly construed. As well, I serve on the Faculty Relations Committee.
I'm happy to chat with faculty members about any issues they might like raised with the board, especially issues related to equity and to university policies and governance.
My hobbies include doing pub quizzes, cooking and eating out, and raising my eyebrow skeptically at the world. You can follow me on Twitter at @ShannonDea1.
I do research on a number of seemingly unrelated areas: design of algorithms for evolutionary tree recovery, teaching computers to write poems, analysis of music lyrics and genres, and harm reduction in gambling. It’s a funny career.
I’m the treasurer of the Faculty Association, and am serving on the Faculty Relations Committee. Previously, I’ve been quite active on FAUW’s Equity Committee, and on Senate. I am also my unit’s undergraduate director.
My partner Daniel and I, and our dog Rover, live in a loft in downtown Kitchener, where I cheerily garden tomatoes 20 metres in the sky.
I am an economic geography who does research on entrepreneurship and workplace culture in startup firms. More broadly I am interested in work and anti-work politics, with intellectual commitment ranging from Marx, to poststructuralism, to queer, feminist and affect theory.
As Environment Board member for FAUW, I’m interested broadly in work equity on campus, particularly as it pertains to broader circumstances of precarious employment circumstances that increasingly define work for many in the University setting.
In my spare time I like to read novels, and sing with the University Chamber Choir. I also sing with DaCapo Chamber.
My research background is reproductive biology and I teach courses in cell biology, physiology and reproduction. I have been a faculty member in Biology since 2006, and a Lecturer since 2011. I am particularly interested in issues relating to the undergraduate experience and quality of life for teaching faculty.
I am also past chair of the Lecturers Committee and involved in many activities related to teaching and student support. I can often be found at the Grad House sampling their wonderful craft beers, or running on the streets and paths of Waterloo. My hope is that the latter offsets the former!
I am a Professor of Kinesiology and Canada Research Chair of Shoulder Mechanics. My research focuses on human musculoskeletal biomechanics, particularly of the shoulder. I earned my BSME at Alfred University, my MS in bioengineering from Clemson University, and my PhD in biomedical engineering from the University of Michigan. My current research interests include the development and experimental evaluation of computational shoulder models, digital ergonomics, age and disease-related shoulder disorder prevention, assessment, and mitigation, in vitro tissue mechanical characterization, and comparative shoulder mechanics.
My primary interests as a board member are research governance, graduate training, and Applied Health Sciences matters.
I am the current past-president of the Canadian Society for Biomechanics and a member of the board of the International Shoulder Group. I am also an avid disc golfer and a fan of my three basketball-playing children.
I'm from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and enjoy research in algorithms for signal processing. My favourite undergraduate teaching is first-year computer programming for biomedical engineering. I’m also preparing a new graduate course in statistics for biomedical engineering to launch in May 2017.
I've been around Waterloo (undergraduate student 1974-79, graduate student 1979-84, faculty member 1985-present) for some 42 years! From 2009-12, I was FAUW president and I now serve on the FAUW board as acting past president. I am passionate about academic freedom, collegial governance, and university quality. I'm currently part of a vibrant University committee working to redraft Policy 76 (Faculty Hiring).
In February, I like to be found with friends and family on the streets or beach of Bucerías, Nayarit, México — not too far from a bottle of Corona. I want to speak more Spanish but it's proving an uphill struggle!
I hold a University Research Chair and am cross-appointed in German and English. Prior to coming to UW in 2008, I taught at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, for 25 years. I have published books on German Romanticism and the history of homeopathy, dogs in art and literature, and queer German cinema. One of my favourite teaching assignments is every fall a large first-year lecture class on global cinema. I also regularly teach a GLBTIQ2 undergraduate cinema class.
I look forward to serving as the Faculty of Arts representative on the FAUW Board and am particularly committed to issues of equity and inclusiveness and to challenges facing academic freedom today. I am also concerned about the impact of cuts to the Faculty of Arts, such as increased class sizes or the conditions of employment for lecturers.
In my spare time, I walk with my whippets, garden, and alternate evenings between the Princess Cinema and the KW Chamber Music Society.
I am a Continuing Lecturer in Math/Business and Accounting where I am the Program Director for the Financial Analysis and Risk Management (FARM) Program. I co-founded the program about 11 years ago.
Prior to coming to the University of Waterloo, I spent time in the insurance and accounting industries. In those roles, I worked primarily in the areas of investments audit and compliance as well as corporate insolvency.
I am a husband and a father of two children. In my spare time, I like to spend time in amusement parks with my family. The bigger the coaster, the better. My family have travelled extensively in Canada, the United States and even the United Kingdom to ride the biggest and best.
I am happy to hear from anyone with concerns that need to be brought to the attention of the Board.
I’m an Associate Professor in Geography and Environmental Management. My research is focused on human dimensions of climate change, particularly how human communities can, could, or should adapt to existing climate variability and future climate. I teach graduate and undergraduate courses in resource management and climate change, though I’m just as happy to take on undergraduate core disciplinary courses.
I’ve been at Waterloo since 2008. The longer I’m here, the more I see the value in taking on service commitments and realize just how much we, as faculty members, shape our institution. I’ve done a stint as interim chair of my department, I currently sit on Senate, and I have and continue to take on a diversity of committees including UARC, DACAs, departmental curriculum reviews and the like.
My not-at-work life revolves around outdoor activity, from sedate and dignified gardening to longish backcountry trips which are the polar opposite of that. In winter, I spend my time fighting with a frozen shut bike locker and going winter camping with a wood stove.
I am a faculty member from the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies, where I teach courses such as Comparative Healthcare Systems; Health, Illness and Society; and Sociology of Health. My scholarly work includes areas of social policy, social determinants of health, population health, and healthcare financing. Most of my research aims to explore ways in which equity and equality can be achieved in areas of social security and healthcare access, particularly for improving disadvantaged populations’ quality of life and overall wellbeing.
As Chair of the Equity Committee (formerly the Status of Women & Equity Committee, or "SWEC"), I wish to promote a healthy workplace culture that nurtures our fellow faculty members’ academic excellence and ensures all members’ wellbeing. I also want to promote respect and caring which should be the basis of inclusion on campus.
My focus shifted from research to teaching in 2006 following my return from a two-year post-doc in Japan. After investing eight years in UBC classrooms, I accepted a Lecturer position in the Psychology department here at Waterloo. Originally trained as a researcher in evolutionary psychology, today I enjoy guiding students on their journeys through introductory level psychology, evolutionary psychology, and research methods for the behavioural sciences.
Why move to Waterloo from Vancouver? Better opportunities to contribute to the university community was one reason (another was housing prices). As a past member of the board on the Faculty Association and current Chair of the Lecturers Committee, my efforts are concentrated on teaching related issues that affect all members.
I’m a Father, a Son, and a Husband.
I am an assistant professor in Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies at St. Jerome’s University where my teaching focuses on the formation and dissolution of close relationships. My research is on family law issues, including children’s experiences of shared custody, fathering after separation, the voice of the child, and building a KW-Guelph Community of Practice for diverse professionals who serve families in transition.
I am Vice President of the St. Jerome’s University Academic Staff Association, having previously served as Acting Secretary. I am a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, and locally, the Waterloo Region Law Association.
I have been an Assistant Professor in the Department of French Studies since 2011. I research and teach Québec and Canadian French minorities’ literatures and cultures, with a particular interest in post-industrial landscapes in visual arts and poetry.
I served on the FAUW Board 2015–2017 and now help FAUW coordinate nominations of faculty members for CAUT, OCUFA, and other awards.
When not on campus, my outdoorsy personality comes back full swing and I am off on trails biking or running – sometimes trailing or following my three children!