Erin Windibank
519-888-4567 ext.33787
Location: 
MC 4002

Meet Erin:

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.

Group(s): 
Staff
Katie Damphouse
519-888-4567 x32352
Location: 
MC 4004
Contact for: 
Workplace support and policy questions, finding a mentor

Meet Katie:

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.

Group(s): 
Staff
Laura McDonald
519-888-4567 x35158
Location: 
MC 4003
Contact for: 
this website, memberships and mailing lists, events, social media, blog posts

Meet Laura:

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, 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.

Group(s): 
Staff; Elections Committee
Bryan Tolson
519-888-4567 x33377
Location: 
E2 2316
Contact for: 
Any questions, comments or suggestions about which you don't know who else to talk to; parental leave concerns

Meet Bryan:

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.

Group(s): 
Directors; Executive committee
Shannon Dea
519-888-4567 x32778
Location: 
HH 329

Meet Shannon:

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.

Group(s): 
Directors; Executive committee
Dan Brown
519-888-4567 X36278
Location: 
DC 2516
Contact for: 
Questions about the FAUW budget

Meet Dan:

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.

Group(s): 
Directors; Executive committee
Vivian Choh
519-888-4567 x35005
Location: 
OPT 260
Group(s): 
Directors
Daniel Cockayne
519-888-4567 x35783
Location: 
EV1 103A

Meet Daniel:

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.

Group(s): 
Directors
Dina Dawoud
519-888-4567 x31510
Location: 
M3 3126

Bio coming soon!

Group(s): 
Directors
Narveen Jandu
519-888-4567 x31567
Location: 
BMH 2709

Meet Narveen:

Currently, I’m a faculty member with the School of Public Health and Health Studies (SPHHS). Here I have the unique opportunity to combine my background in microbial pathogenesis and vaccine-preventable diseases to teach courses on the biomedical determinants of health. In prior academic positions, I had been a member of faculty senate, initiated a new faculty support group, participated in a peer lead pedagogy group and been involved with a research-writing group. As a member of FAUW, I look forward to incorporating past experiences into action-oriented resources for my colleagues, peers and others here at U Waterloo.

Throughout my academic journey, I’ve been fortunate to have lived and travelled throughout North America and have also spent time in Europe and Australia with aspirations to travel the far east. But no matter what, I always enjoyed coming home to Kitchener-Waterloo (where I was born & raised) and spending time at the family cottage on Lake Huron.

Group(s): 
Directors
Alice Kuzniar
519-888-4567 x33386
Location: 
ML 206

Meet Alice:

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.

Group(s): 
Directors
Patrick Lam
Location: 
DC 2534

Meet Patrick:

I'm a faculty member with Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Director of the Software Engineering Program through December 2019, which means that I get to learn about both Math and Engineering processes. My research is at the intersection of programming languages and software engineering: understanding how developers use programming language features and proposing novel language extensions.

In my 10+ years at Waterloo, I've noticed that many things do work well here, and I'd like to contribute towards keeping things that way.

In my spare time I like to climb cliffs (occasionally mountains in other provinces and countries), as well as practicing judo. Also I ride my bike to the University year round.

Group(s): 
Directors
Brent Matheson
519-888-4567 X37212
Location: 
M3 2006
Contact for: 
Issues concerning lecturers

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.

Group(s): 
Directors; Executive committee
Johanna Wandel
519-888-4567 x38669
Location: 
EV1 126

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.

Group(s): 
Directors; Executive committee
Paul Ward
519-888-4567 x33127
Location: 
DC 2643
Group(s): 
Directors
Lori Curtis
519-888-4567 x33162
Location: 
HH 240
Contact for: 
Help with workplace issues such as tenure, sabbatical, performance evaluations, etc.
Group(s): 
Committee chairs and liaisons
519-888-4567 x31035
Location: 
HH 224
Group(s): 
Committee chairs and liaisons
519-888-4567 x38772
Location: 
EV1 227
Group(s): 
Committee chairs and liaisons
519-888-4567 x39182
Location: 
B1 276
Contact for: 
Questions about running in a FAUW election
Group(s): 
Committee chairs and liaisons; Elections Committee
519-888-4567 x36908
Location: 
EIT 4125
Contact for: 
Hagey Lectures
Group(s): 
Committee chairs and liaisons
519-888-4567 x36518
Location: 
HH 383C
Group(s): 
Committee chairs and liaisons
519-888-4567 x31987
Location: 
LIB 238
Contact for: 
Issues related to librarians
Group(s): 
Committee chairs and liaisons
519-884-4404 x28631
Location: 
REN 1603
Group(s): 
Committee chairs and liaisons
Denise Whitehead
519-884-8110 x28281
Location: 
STJ 1002

Meet Denise:

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.

Group(s): 
Committee chairs and liaisons
Elise Lepage
519-888-4567 x33593
Location: 
ML 330
Contact for: 
CAUT and OCUFA award nominations, FAUW Board elections

Meet Elise:

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!

Group(s): 
Elections Committee