Our People - Elections Committee

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

Pronouns: she/her

Meet Laura:

I manage FAUW's communications, events, membership records, and IT. I also provide support to the Lecturers Committee and Indigenization Working Group.

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

To submit a guest 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.

Staff; Elections Committee
Heidi Engelhardt
519-888-4567 x38133
B1 280

About Heidi:

I am a Lecturer in the Department of Biology. This is my third term on the FAUW Board. My research background is reproductive physiology and I teach courses in cell biology, physiology (human/animal) and reproduction. I have been at Waterloo since 2006, moving from research to teaching track in 2011. Because I teach approximately 2,500 students per year, I am particularly interested in quality of life for frontline instructors. However, having ‘worn both hats’ gives me a perspective into the issues faced by both research and teaching track faculty. In addition to contributions through FAUW, I am involved with many undergraduate-related initiatives at the departmental, faculty, and university levels.

To blow off steam, I can often be found at the Grad House sampling their wonderful craft brews, or running on the streets and paths of Waterloo Region. My hope is that the latter offsets the former! I have recently started a running club for students, faculty, staff that you are all invited to join.

Directors; Elections Committee
Peter Johnson
519-888-4567 x33078
EV1 236

Pronouns: he/him

About Peter:

I'm an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management. My research focuses on understanding how governments, citizens, and private companies share information through geospatial technology, including open data, social media, mobile devices, and the process of crowdsourcing.

I believe that a strong Faculty Association is a necessary component to the collegial governance model used at the University of Waterloo. FAUW's work is critical to supporting not only the daily functioning of campus, but also strategically shaping how different working groups interact to solve longstanding challenges and improve the working conditions for all.

In my leisure time, I enjoy mountain biking, drinking craft beer, and running around after my kids.

Directors; Committee chairs and liaisons; Elections Committee
Nomair Naeem

About Nomair:

I am a lecturer in the School of Computer Science and primarily teach courses to first and second year CS students. My current research interests revolve around teaching pedagogy. I am also a CS Academic Advisor for undergraduate students.

In my spare time, I enjoy gardening, like to binge watch tv-shows, dabble in home-automation gadgets and research DIY projects that I never complete.

Directors; Elections Committee
519-888-4567 x46668
Elections Committee