Our People - Staff

Matthew Root
Location: 
MC 4002

Meet Matthew:

I provide support and strategic advice to FAUW’s directors, officers, and committees, and oversight of FAUW’s administrative functions. My background is in Labour Relations, specifically in the broader public sector and post secondary education fields.

Outside of my professional life, I'm involved in the Canadian Kennel Club Dachshund breed association with my two retired show dogs, and enjoy restoring mid-century modern Danish furniture. Most importantly, I'm the proud father of two amazing children.

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: 
your membership status, where to find information, FAUW events

Pronouns: she/her

Meet Laura:

I manage FAUW's communications, events, membership records, and IT. I also provide support to various FAUW committees and volunteers.

My background is in magazine editing, web content management, and theatre production. When I'm not at work, I'm generally reading, hiking, canoe tripping, or lounging in a hammock, often in combination.


To submit a post for the FAUW blog, email me a brief pitch.

To share a university event or initiative with faculty members via our monthly e-newsletter or social media, email me a link and a brief description. Note that this will only reach faculty members represented by FAUW, and that we do not send standalone emails on behalf of University departments.

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Staff

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