Events - 2020

Thursday, April 9, 2020 — 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

This half-day workshop will explore the unique opportunities and challenges of being an Associate Professor or Continuing Lecturer—and help you plan for the next steps in your career.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM EDT

The FAUW Spring General Meeting is Tuesday, April 7 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm in EIT 1015. Lunch will be provided. 

Friday, March 20, 2020 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
Illustration by Catherine Dallaire, Metis

Would you like to know more about Indigenization and reconciliation in the university context? Join us in the FAUW Indigenization Reading Circle. All are welcome and no experience or prior knowledge is necessary. Together we will work at hearing Indigenous voices and contemplate what respect for Indigenous ways of knowing and being means for universities.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
A retiree panel on what you actually need to know.

A panel of retirees (Rohan Jayasundera, Physics & Astronomy, 2019; Mary Thompson, Statistics and Actuarial Science, 2009; and Alan Macnaughton, Accounting & Finance, 2019) will share their experiences and advice on preparing for and making the most of retirement.

Please register by March 3 at noon to reserve your lunch.

Thursday, March 5, 2020 — 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM EST
board and committee roles at FAUW: what's involved and how to get them

Serving on the FAUW Board of Directors or its committees is an opportunity for you to represent your colleagues and contribute to the collegial governance model of the University. It is a great way to gain experience with the functioning of the University, and to build your service responsibility in a way that is both relevant to your performance review and personally interesting and rewarding. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 — 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM EST

Join the Lecturers Committee for an update on key issues affecting lecturers and a chance to voice your concerns.

Monday, February 24, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

The Faculty Association of University of Waterloo (FAUW), the University of Waterloo Staff Association (UWSA), the Renison Association of Academic Staff (RAAS), and the St. Jerome's University Academic Staff Association (SJU-ASA) invite Indigenous employees of University of Waterloo and the Affiliated and Federated Institutions of Waterloo to lunch on us Monday, February 24, at noon in Hagey Hall 373. 

Friday, February 21, 2020 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST
Illustration by Catherine Dallaire, Metis

Would you like to know more about Indigenization and reconciliation in the university context? Join us in the FAUW Indigenization Reading Circle. All are welcome and no experience or prior knowledge is necessary. Together we will work at hearing Indigenous voices and contemplate what respect for Indigenous ways of knowing and being means for universities.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
Scheduling: how it actually works

Dan Brown, FAUW’s rep on the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Timetabling (also FAUW treasurer and president-elect) will explain what currently happens in the class scheduling process, where and why things get tricky, and what you need to know to help things go smoothly for you and everyone else.

Please register by February 5 at noon to reserve your lunch.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EST

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

Friday, January 31, 2020 (all day)

On January 31, the Centre for Teaching Excellence (CTE) is hosting its winter term New Faculty Teaching Day on Friday, January 31. This day is intended for those new faculty members who arrived after (or missed) the August Teaching Orientation Days and features three of the four core CTE workshops for new faculty.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

This session for faculty members currently on a definite-term contract is presented by the Academic Freedom & Tenure Committee, which helps members navigate all kinds of workplace issues. It will help you to:

  • interpret your current contract and what you're entitled to as a definite term faculty member,
  • prepare to negotiate your next contract, and
  • understand the pathway to continuing status.

There is still space in this workshop, but we cannot order additional lunches.

Friday, January 24, 2020 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST
Illustration by Catherine Dallaire, Metis

Would you like to know more about Indigenization and reconciliation in the university context? Join us in the FAUW Indigenization Reading Circle. All are welcome and no experience or prior knowledge is necessary. Together we will work at hearing Indigenous voices and contemplate what respect for Indigenous ways of knowing and being means for universities.

Thursday, January 23, 2020 — 12:00 PM EST
Students, staff, and faculty gathered at the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre for soup and bannock

Thursdays in the Fall and Winter, the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre hosts a free soup lunch, prepared and served by a different campus group or department each week. All members of the Waterloo community are welcome.

FAUW's Indigenization Working Group will be serving soup on January 23 this year.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 — 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM EST

Drop by to meet other lecturers from across campus at the Grad House on January 22 between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m