Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Black Graduate Archive wins 2022 Equity and Inclusivity Award

Safyya Molami Cisse, Joy Adeyemi, and Ola Idris Ali

Inaugurated in 2012 by the Faculty Association’s Equity Committee (then the Status of Women & Equity Committee, or "SWEC"), the Equity & Inclusivity Award recognizes a group, member, or affiliate of the University of Waterloo community whose actions have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to improving equity, inclusivity, and/or diversity at the University of Waterloo. The award has recently shifted to emphasize supporting continued equity work, rather than providing a reward for past work.  

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Equity survey to reopen; race-based salary anomaly review to begin soon

FAUW is pleased to announce that the University's equity data collection for regular faculty will reopen soon. These data will be used to complete the important work of investigating race-based salary anomalies for faculty members.

Context

In the 2021 compensation negotiations, FAUW and the administration agreed to a process that would provide:

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Meet your 2022 directors-elect

Five new directors have been elected or acclaimed for 2022–2024: Marios IoannidisShannon MajowiczNomair NaeemPaul Wehr, and Nancy Worth.

Monday, March 21, 2022

FAUW statement on COVID-19 requirements for spring 2022

We expect to hear from the University very soon about the plans for spring term. FAUW has urged the administration to maintain both the vaccine and mask requirements for the spring term. Levels of COVID-19 detected in wastewater are still high across the region, and vaccines and masks are both still important measures for protecting all members of the University of Waterloo, and especially those with underlying health concerns.

Friday, March 18, 2022

2022 Board of Directors Nominations

Nominations for six seats on the FAUW Board of Directors closed on Tuesday. We received one nomination for each of the seats for Engineering, Environment, and Health faculty. Marios Ioannidis, Nancy Worth, and Shannon Majowicz will be acclaimed at the April 6 general meeting.

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Social media day of action in support of contract faculty

Solidarity background for video calls: Equal pay for contract faculty

Today is OCUFA's annual Social Media Day of Action in support of contract faculty. Please join us in support of this group of faculty.

The Social Media Day of Action is a day for contract faculty and allies to come together to support better working conditions for contract faculty and all precarious workers on campus. 

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Nominations open for FAUW Board of Directors

The FAUW Nominating and Elections Committee is now accepting nominations for six seats on the FAUW Board of Directors: one from each Faculty, for two-year terms starting July 1, 2022.

Nominations are due March 15 and voting will begin March 21 for any contested seats.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

FAUW announces scholarship funds for students from Six Nations of the Grand River

The Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo (FAUW) is pleased to announce a five-year agreement with the Grand River Post-Secondary Education Office (GRPSEO) to fund scholarships for University of Waterloo students from Six Nations of the Grand River. FAUW will contribute $10,000 each year, to be distributed evenly by GRPSEO among all Six Nations students attending the University that year, in any program, in either part-time or full-time studies.

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Faculty must be part of safe-return decision making

This message was sent to senior University administrators on Tuesday, January 25.

In light of the University’s announcement on January 21 that most classes will resume in person on February 7, to ensure the safety of our members and everyone on campus, and to safeguard the fundamental principle of collegial governance of universities, FAUW asks that the following conditions be met by February 7:

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Policy 76/77 progress update from FRC

A message from James W. E. Rush, Vice-President, Academic & Provost and Lori Curtis, President, Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo. This was also sent to all employees by the University, and published on the Employee Communication website.

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