Our People - Executive committee

Lori Curtis
519-888-4567 x33162
Location: 
HH 240
Contact for: 
Help with workplace issues such as tenure, sabbatical, performance evaluations, etc.
Group(s): 
Executive committee; Committee chairs and liaisons
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. 

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
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
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
Kate Lawson
519-888-4567 x33965
Location: 
HH 264

About Kate:

I am a faculty member in the Department of English Language and Literature. My research areas are in Victorian literature and culture, particularly fiction of the 1840s and 1850s.

I have served as department chair and undergraduate associate chair. I am former president and former board chair of the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA).

My particular interests as a FAUW board member are ensuring good terms and conditions of employment for all faculty members; fair representation for contract faculty; and fair evaluation of teaching activity. I am also concerned with UW’s policy negotiation and policy approval framework and in how provincial funding policy affects UW. As of July 1, 2020, I will serve on the Faculty Relations Committee.

I'm happy to chat with faculty members about any issues they might like raised with the FAUW board.

Group(s): 
Directors; Executive committee