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.
The Faculty Association’s Status of Women and Equity Committee (SWEC) is seeking nominations for its annual Equity and Inclusivity Award. The award celebrates members and/or affiliates of the University of Waterloo community whose actions have made a demonstrable impact on equity, inclusivity, and/or diversity at the University.
On October 26, FAUW held a 60th anniversary discussion exploring the unique relationship between faculty and the administration at Waterloo, and presented our first Awards of Appreciation to honour members of the University community who have made real differences in the lives of faculty members.
This week, the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) is running their annual Fair Employment Week campaign to draw attention to the reality of precarious employment at universities and colleges in Canada.