Our People - Elections Committee

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
Shannon Dea
519-888-4567 x32778
Location: 
HH 329
Contact for: 
Council of Representatives; running in a FAUW election

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; Elections Committee
Dina Dawoud
519-888-4567 x31510
Location: 
M3 3126

Meet Dina:

I’m a lecturer with Statistics and Actuarial Science, and currently director of the International Exchange program in the Faculty of Mathematics. I am also part of the undergraduate student academic advising team in my department. The roles that I take on have given me the opportunity to interact with students in various ways and have exposed me to some of their life experiences. Through training and practice I have been able to adapt my focus towards how best to help them and guide them in their concerns.

My roles have also allowed me to interact with faculty and other advisors across campus. In attending a variety of campus-wide seminars, training sessions, committee meetings, and conferences I have been able to gain a better idea of the perspective that faculty and other advisors bring to the table when it comes to their careers and how to best to support our student body.

I hope to actively bring these perspectives to my time in FAUW and look forward to learning more.

In my day-to-day life I keep busy by caring for my dog, Nala, staying active, and serving in my community. Having lived in a handful of countries in Africa and toured several parts of the United States, I hope to take the next year or so to widen my travel adventures into Europe.

Group(s): 
Directors; Elections 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; Elections Committee
Paul Ward
519-888-4567 x33127
Location: 
DC 2643
Group(s): 
Directors; Elections Committee
519-888-4567 x39182
Location: 
B1 276
Contact for: 
Questions about running in a FAUW election
Group(s): 
Elections Committee
519-888-4567 x36524
Location: 
HH 383F
Contact for: 
Questions about running in a FAUW election
Group(s): 
Elections Committee