Our 2018 elections for new Directors of the Board are now complete, following a runoff election to break a tie in Arts.
The successful candidates from Arts, Engineering, Environment, Mathematics, and Science are, respectively: Alice Kuzniar, Paul Ward, Daniel Cockayne, Dan Brown, and Vivian Choh (read more about the directors-elect). Congratulations to the new Directors, and thank you to everyone who ran and voted!
It is with great pleasure that the Faculty Association's Equity Committee (aka SWEC) announces the 2018 Equity and Inclusivity Award honourees: Christine Logel; Sarah Wiley; Women in Computer Science; and Treaty Lands, Global Stories.
The Faculty Association received multiple nominations from members in Arts, Engineering, and Science in response to its call for new directors of the Board. Elections will commence on March 21 for directors representing these three Faculties.
The Association received one nomination each from members in Environment and Mathematics, so these positions are acclaimed. We received no nominations from members in Applied Health Sciences, so this position will be vacant until the Board can fill it by appointment.
Your Faculty Association Fees letters for 2017 are now available online, if you have opted-in to view your year-end slip(s) through myHRinfo. If you haven't opted in, Human Resources will mail your FAUW tax slip to the address on file.
FAUW extends our sympathy to the family of Colten Boushie, to his fellow Red Pheasant First Nation community members, and to the broader Indigenous community at this difficult time. We are grateful to live and work on the traditional territory of the Neutral (Attawandaron), Anishnaabe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. We value and respect our Indigenous members, colleagues, students, and neighbours. We have a lot of work to do to act on that value and respect, and we are committed to doing it.
The Faculty Association invites nominations for directors of the board—one member elected by and from the members of each of the six Faculties of the University—for the term July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020.
The FAUW Board is pleased to announce that salary negotiations with the University of Waterloo have come to a successful conclusion and the negotiating teams have signed a three-year agreement effective May 1, 2018.
The agreement includes, among other things, a scale increase of 2.0% in 2018 and 2.15% in 2019 and 2020, and an across-the-board salary adjustment of $850 per member.
The new Complementary Teaching Assessment Project Team (CTAPT) is seeking members.
At its October meeting, the University of Waterloo Senate debated and passed the following motion by senator and FAUW vice president Shannon Dea: “To strike a working group to research and develop methods of assessing teaching and learning complementary to Student Course Perception surveys.”
The winners of the 2017 FAUW Office Contest were revealed at the Fall General Meeting on December 6. Winners received a nameplate for their office, plus a FAUW mug and pin.
Scroll through the images below to see the offices of our eight winners. Click on a photo to open the gallery and see the full images—and the winners' reasons for entering their offices in the contest.
Due to the high response to the call for members for the Indigenization Strategy working groups, the steering committee is inviting all members of the University community to participate via roundtable discussions in December.