Events - 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST
2018 Fall General Meeting, December 4, 12 to 2 pm, in QNC 2502

The FAUW Spring General Meeting will be held Tuesday, December 4 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm in QNC 2502. Lunch will be provided.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EST

The FAUW reading circle on Indigenizing the academy continues on November 20. Newcomers are welcome!;

In this session, we are reading Indigenization as inclusion, reconciliaion, and decolonization: navigating the different visions for indigenizing the Canadian Academy by Adam Gaudry and Danielle E . Lorenz.

Friday, November 16, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

In this talk, Mary Hardy (Statistics and Actuarial Science) will describe and critique the UPP plan design, in terms of affordability, risk, fairness, and adequacy. Using this analysis, we will review the case for and against membership of the UPP from the perspective of UW pension plan members and retirees.

Friday, November 9, 2018 — 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM EST
Navigating University Governance for Faculty Members

An interactive workshop about how university governance works and FAUW protects members’ rights and makes change happen on campus.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 — 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

The Centre for Career Action is now offering career development support for the spouses/partners of new faculty members during your transition to Waterloo, including a workshop on work search strategies the evening of October 24.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

The FAUW reading circle on Indigenizing the academy continues on October 17. Newcomers are welcome! 

We are reading through public statements about Indigenous initiatives in academe and discussing how they might apply at the University of Waterloo.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 — 11:45 AM to 1:30 PM EDT
Council of Reps: Your connection to FAUW

The Council of Representatives provides two-way communication between the FAUW Board of Directors and each academic unit at Waterloo.

Thursday, October 4, 2018 — 10:00 AM EDT
Hidden Gems Campus Tour

FAUW board member Dan Brown will be leading a faculty-oriented walking tour of main campus on October 4, starting at 10:00 am at DC 2321. The tour will highlight interesting and useful spots you might not discover on your own and some key places you need to know. 

Friday, September 21, 2018 — 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 21, 2017, at the University Club.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 (all day)

All new faculty who have arrived since September 1, 2017, are invited to attend this year’s New Faculty Welcome Event taking place on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at Federation Hall.

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


8:15 – 8: 45 am Registration and coffee 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
New faculty nachos

The FAUW Board invites any new faculty members who've started this summer to join us for a pint or a pop and free Irish nachos at Molly Bloom's in University Plaza 2:30 pm on Wednesday, August 22. We’ll also be dispensing free advice, should you want it.

Not-so-new faculty members are also welcome: Come and meet your colleagues!

Thursday, August 2, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT

The FAUW working group on Indigenization will be holding a second reading circle on Thursday, August 2. This event is a continuation of our previous reading circle on June 22 but newcomers are welcome

We’ll continue reading through brief public statements about Indigenous initiatives in academe and discussing how they might apply at the University of Waterloo.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
New faculty nachos

The FAUW Board invites any new faculty members who've started this summer to join us for a pint or a pop and free nachos at the Grad House at 2:30 pm on Tuesday, July 10.

If you haven’t been to the Grad House yet, you should know they have delicious nachos and a great craft beer selection! We’ll also be dispensing free advice, should you want it.

Monday, June 25, 2018 — 3:00 PM EDT
Reads: "FAUW volunteer appreciation", with cake in the background

If you're on one of our committees or the Council of Representatives, or otherwise have volunteered for FAUW this year, mark the afternoon of June 25 in your calendar for our Volunteer Appreciation Party! Keep an eye out for details in your inbox later this month.

Friday, June 22, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM EDT
The words "Faculty reading circle: Indigeneity and the University" imposed over a map

FAUW will be recognizing National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21) and Indigenous History Month (June) by holding a faculty reading circle on Indigeneity and the University.

Join us June 22, 2:30-4:30 in the Board Room on the second floor of the Grad House. We’ll provide snacks and reading materials – a selection of recent brief public statements about Indigenous initiatives in academe. At the reading circle, we’ll read through them together and discuss how we think they apply to the University of Waterloo.

If you prefer, you can access the materials in advance:

Saturday, June 16, 2018 — 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

On June 16, the Fight for $15 & Fairness campaign and the Ontario Federation of Labour are hosting a rally for decent work. OCUFA is organizing a faculty contingent to join the rally. No matter who wins this provincial election, it is crucial that faculty continue to defend decent work and keep the pressure on government to deliver fairness for contract faculty through the implementation of new legislation and robust public funding for universities.
What: Faculty contingent at Rally for Decent Work

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 — 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EDT
Candidates Debate: Post-Secondary Education as a Provincial Priority

This debate, sponsored by FAUW and co-hosted by student and employee groups at Laurier, Waterloo, and Conestoga College, will focus on themes impacting post-secondary institutions, including provincial funding structures, community integration, and the future of pedagogy in higher education.

Thursday, April 5, 2018 — 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT

Immediately following the FAUW Spring General meeting, we will be showing a live webstream of the fourth annual Worldviews Lecture on Media and Higher Education, "Free speech on campus: Challenges for minority rights and democratic values" with featured speaker Sigal Ben-Porath.

Thursday, April 5, 2018 — 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EDT

The FAUW Spring General Meeting will be held Thursday, April 5 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in QNC 2502. Lunch will be provided.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 — 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM EDT

You will learn about best practices used at other institutions - primarily the teaching dossier - for you to use or adapt in relation to the criteria identified by your Department Chair or School Director.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 (all day)

This full-day workshop led by Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) Collective Bargaining Officer Andrea Harrington will help participants learn how to effectively write good university policies.

Thursday, March 22, 2018 — 12:00 PM EDT
Students, staff, and faculty gathered at the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre for soup and bannock

FAUW will be serving soup lunch at the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre again this year. Contact Laura McDonald if you'd like to volunteer.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 — 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM EDT
Got questions? We have answers.

Whether this is your first university appointment, or you've been at this for decades, starting at a new place can be hard.

Come learn the ins and outs of working at Waterloo, living in Waterloo Region, what FAUW does, and whatever else you want to know, at our New Faculty Conversation Cafe.

Monday, March 12, 2018 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

Academic freedom is a foundational principle of the modern university. On March 12, University President Feridun Hamdullahpur and the Faculty Association are hosting a campus dialogue to explore what academic freedom looks like at Waterloo.

Join President Hamdullahpur, FAUW President Bryan Tolson, University Secretary Karen Jack, and FAUW Vice President Shannon Dea as they consider the differences between freedom of expression and academic freedom, relevant University of Waterloo policies, and the implications for faculty teaching, research and service.

Friday, March 2, 2018 — 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST

FAUW's first workshop on university governance is a great opportunity for FAUW volunteers and members to better understand how we make change happen on campus, and how we protect members’ rights.