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Thursday, October 19, 2017

We Want to See Where You Work

show us your nerd nest

We're looking for the best (and worst) of all kinds of workspaces, from superbly decorated to stupendously cluttered. 

All faculty workspaces are eligible. You do not need to be a FAUW member to enter – all faculty of all kinds at Waterloo and affiliated institutions can enter.

Submit photos online by November 10. 

Winners will be revealed at the Fall General Meeting, December 6 from 12:00–2:00 p.m. in QNC 2502.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Sally Gunz's final president's report on the FAUW blog

My goal coming into this position was to ensure that I left it with a strong organizational structure, sound staffing, a talented successor, and a strong board and, while any achievements are hardly my doing alone, I can say that as a group we have met all these expectations. FAUW is in very good hands. 

Read the full post, which highlights some new events FAUW is introducing this year.

Friday, August 18, 2017

FAUW president presents at Bill 148 (Fair Workplaces) hearings

Faculty association representatives from more than ten Ontario universities recently presented at hearings on Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, including FAUW's president, Sally Gunz. 

"The use of exploitive hiring exists across universities. Highly qualified instructors have no employment security, comparatively low pay, and in many cases no pension or benefits."

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

OCUFA's 2017 Policy Exchange report summarizes faculty recommendations for improving Ontario’s universities

Republished from OCUFA.

In May, OCUFA brought together representatives of its membership to identify the policy issues affecting Ontario’s universities that they view as most critical, and to draft recommendations for addressing them. The final report summarizing these consultations is now available online.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Under construction: Faculty guidebook coming soon!

We've learned a lot from six decades of advising—and being—faculty members at Waterloo. We'll soon be sharing a lot of that insight with you on our website, and we'll need to move some things around to make room.

If something isn't where you expected it to be, try doing a site-specific search by clicking the "this site" button when you open the search box.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Just published: research on disability disclosure by faculty members

In February, the Faculty Association’s Status of Women and Equity Committee hosted Margaret Price, an award-winning scholar of disability, to present findings from an international study examining the experiences of disabled faculty members and best practices for accommodation processes at universities.

We published a blog post about the event and how things work at Waterloo, Know Your Rights: Disability Accommodations for Waterloo Faculty

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Call for Members: Lecturers Committee

The Faculty Association’s Lecturers Committee is looking for new members. The committee is active, but knows that its continuing vitality depends on the fresh contributions and enthusiasm that come with new members.

The Lecturers Committee assists the Faculty Association board of directors by providing input on matters pertaining to all aspects of the working conditions of lecturers, and by communicating issues raised by lecturers to the Board.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Call for Members: Status of Women & Equity Committee

Status of Women & Equity Committee logo

The Faculty Association’s Status of Women & Equity Committee (SWEC) is looking for new members. The committee is strong and active, but knows that its continuing vitality depends on the new ideas and enthusiasm that come with new members.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre wins Equity and Inclusivity Award

Kate Rybczynski (Chair of SWEC), Amy Smoke, Shelby Keedwell, Emma Smith

If you’ve ever been to an event at the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre (WAEC), you might have a pretty good idea of why the University’s Status of Women and Equity Committee (SWEC) awarded the Centre with the 2017 Equity and Inclusivity Award.

While the Centre is first and foremost a supportive and safe space for Indigenous students, it also manages to engage non-Indigenous students, staff, and faculty in the sharing of Indigenous knowledge, and has been especially successful in forming collaborative partnerships with other community organizations.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

President’s Report to the 2017 Spring General Meeting

FAUW President Sally Gunz's report to the membership at the Spring General Meeting on April 6, 2017, is now posted on the FAUW blog. The report covers outgoing Board members, the Hagey Lecture, the Course Evaluation Project, mental health concerns, FAUW communications developments, and more.

Read it on the FAUW blog.