Events - 2016

Monday, December 19, 2016 — 10:00 AM EST
Town hall meeting

The Faculty Association (FAUW) held a Town Hall for lecturers on Wednesday December 7. Due to a scheduling conflict, and given that the Faculty of Mathematics has a large number of lecturers focused more on service than undergraduate teaching, we're holding a second session to make sure that the interests of this subset are not overlooked.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 — 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EST
Madhur Anand

Part of the Gender and Equity Scholarship Series

Speaker: Madhur Anand (Waterloo Institute for Complexity & Innovation)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016 — 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM EST

The Lecturers Committee invites all lecturers to attend a town hall meeting on December 7 from 12:30–2:00 in STC 0010.

Please come share your experiences and meet other lecturers from across campus.

Note: This event has been rescheduled so as not to conflict with the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women event at 10:30 am on December 6. We encourage you to attend the memorial on December 6, as well as the FAUW General Meeting at noon that day.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
Fall General Meeting

The FAUW Fall General Meeting will be held Tuesday, December 6 from 12:00 noon - 2:00pm in MC 4020. Lunch will be provided.

Official FAUW members have been emailed an agenda with supporting materials. 

Membership is voluntary and involves no extra cost for regular faculty. Visit our membership page for more information.

Thursday, December 1, 2016 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EST
School of Architecture building

Members of the Faculty Association Board of Directors will be at the School of Architecture campus in downtown Cambridge on December 1 to meet with faculty members.

Please join us in room 1101 between 12:30 and 1:30 for coffee and a snack, to get to know your faculty representatives, and to ask any questions you have of board members and FAUW staff.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 — 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EST

The Council of Representatives provides two-way communication between the FAUW Board of Directors and each academic unit at Waterloo. Each department or school selects one faculty member, in whatever way they choose, to act as a liaison between that unit and the Board.

You can approach your representative about any concerns you think should be brought to FAUW's attention at any time.

The council and board meet in person twice a year, in the fall and winter terms, and communicate via email in between.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

W3 (Waterloo Women's Wednesdays) is a monthly gathering of woman-identified grad students, post-docs, staff and faculty.

Wednesday, October 26 is UW’s Mental Health Wellness Day. You can wear orange for mental health, you can spin for mental health, or …  you can come to W3! Similar to the April session, the focus will be on our own mental health and that of our family members.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 — 2:00 PM EDT

Starting a new position can be daunting and sometimes a little lonely. Wouldn’t it be nice to meet and talk to others who are also adjusting to a new life in Waterloo? 

To this end, the Faculty Association would like to invite new faculty to come and share your experiences and travails with each other over refreshments.

Even if you are not new (or don’t feel new anymore), please come to welcome the newest members of our community. Members of the Faculty Association Board of Directors will also be on hand to answer questions.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 — 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT
Corey Johnson

New location: EIT 3142

Part of the Gender and Equity Scholarship Series

Speaker: Corey Johnson (Recreation & Leisure Studies)

In this address, Corey Johnson chronicles the evolution of his work examining power relations in the cultural contexts of leisure. From gay bars to media consumption to the use of geo-social networking applications, his scholarship and activism captures the importance of considering identity politics and intersectionality when working for social justice.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 — 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

This town hall will provide an update and opportunity for questions regarding the forthcoming Memorandum of Agreement changes, and the salary anomaly report released this summer.

Feel free to stay for informal discussion and light refreshments afterwards.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

W3 (Waterloo Women's Wednesdays) is a monthly gathering of woman-identified grad students, post-docs, staff and faculty.

In September Professor Yan Li (East Asian Studies) will present on "The Stuff Left to Lil". Yan Li will share her story of discovering the historical relics left by Dr. Norman Bethune 76 years after his death in China, and her understanding of the national hero in China and controversial figure in his home country of Canada.

Friday, September 16, 2016 — 5:30 PM EDT

The University of Waterloo and the Faculty Association are pleased to host a New Faculty & Family Welcome Dinner on Friday, September 16, 2016 at the University of Waterloo’s very own University Club.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 — 8:30 AM to 1:45 PM EDT
Pineapple - a sign of welcome

All new faculty who have arrived since September 1st of last year (2015) are cordially invited to attend this year’s New Faculty Welcome Event.

This annual orientation event features a series of sessions designed to help you acclimatize to UWaterloo and to introduce you to various campus resources.

Please register by Friday, August 26, 2016.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EDT

You have your course design ready and now need to communicate it to students. What basics must be on your accessible syllabus in your Faculty, and what are the nice-to-haves? How do you achieve a syllabus "voice" while also making sure you've covered all your course outline basics? We will have tools and expertise available so that you leave with a completed product.

Primarily intended for new faculty.

Facilitators: Monica Vesely, CTE & Trevor Holmes, CTE

Thursday, May 5, 2016 — 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Documenting your teaching in a dossier involves harmonizing claims, narrative descriptions of practice, and evidence. This process can be guided by preparing your own teaching philosophy statement, which is a kind of thesis for the argument you wish to make about yourself as a teacher.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 — 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Part of the Gender and Equity Scholarship Series

Speaker: Andrea Collins (School of Environment, Resources, and Sustainability)

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT
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Save the date! The Spring General Meeting will be April 6, from 12:00-2:00 pm. More details to come.

Lunch will be served.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

The FAUW Spring General Meeting will be held Wednesday, April 6 from 12:00 noon - 2:00pm in RCH 307. Pizza and samosas will be provided.

Official FAUW members will receive an agenda with supporting materials closer to the date. 

Membership is voluntary and involves no extra cost. Visit our membership page for more information.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Jennifer Berdahl

St. Jerome's University and the University of Waterloo present a talk by Jennifer Berdahl, PhD.

Jennifer Berdahl examines how various organizations have attempted to deal with gender – from trying to “fix” the women to changing the way that everyone thinks about men and women. Organizations that successfully integrate women, she argues, are more successful than their competitors.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT

W3 (Waterloo Women's Wednesdays) is a monthly gathering of woman-identified grad students, post-docs, staff and faculty.

On March 30, Kelly Anthony (AHS), Julie Timmermans (CTE), Crystal Tse (CTE), and Stephanie Verkoeyen (ENV and CTE) will lead us in a session about learning from challenge and failure.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

The Centre for Teaching Excellence and Human Resources are offering a series of Information Socials for new faculty.

This March Information Social will focus on research integrity and the process for obtaining research ethics clearance to conduct research with human participants at the University of Waterloo.

Sacha Geer, the manager of the Office for Research Ethics, will be joining us to give a presentation and answer your questions.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 — 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM EDT

Tenure and promotion are critical milestones in a faculty member's career. You need to collect evidence and document your successes in research, teaching, and service for various individuals and committees to assess. Although many faculty are well prepared to document their research and even service, evidence of good teaching can be more difficult to provide.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 — 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EST

Part of the Gender and Equity Scholarship Series

Speakers: Cayley MacArthur (Games Institute/Systems Design Engineering) and Adam Bradley (English Language and Literature).

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST

W3 (Waterloo Women's Wednesdays) is a monthly gathering of woman-identified grad students, post-docs, staff and faculty.

In February, Judi Jewinski (Renison) and Clare Bermingham (the Writing Centre) will offer some tips on handling gender in professional writing. 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

The Centre for Teaching Excellence and Human Resources are offering  a series of Information Socials aimed at new faculty.

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