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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Bryan Tolson acclaimed for a second term as FAUW president

The FAUW elections committee solicited nominations for FAUW president from October 11 to November 9. The committee received only one nomination during this period, so FAUW is pleased to announce that Bryan Tolson is acclaimed for a second two-year term as FAUW president starting July 1, 2019. Congratulations Bryan!

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Proposal to change FAUW dues structure passes

fair dues are coming. thank you for voting.

Last week, Faculty Association members voted to change how we calculate dues. Currently, each faculty member represented by FAUW pays 0.525% of the average base salary for faculty members at their rank. Starting in the new year, each faculty member will pay 0.525% of their own base salary, which makes for a more equitable distribution of dues and brings FAUW in line with other faculty associations. We expect Human Resources to implement this change in January 2019.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Call for nominations for FAUW president

Call for nominations: FAUW president. Due November 9.

The Faculty Association invites nominations for president for the term July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2021.

About the Faculty Association

FAUW is the official representative of faculty members at the University of Waterloo. We negotiate compensation, terms of employment, and University policies. We advocate for collective rights and provide support to individual members. The principles of academic freedom, collegial governance and equity are at the core of the Faculty Association's operations.

The role of the president

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Memorandum of Agreement ratification vote: Merit histograms

In 2016, the merit process in the Memorandum of Agreement was amended. In addition to making performance evaluations for tenured and continuing faculty biennial, the amendment included enhancements to merit histograms (section 13.5.11) to make them easier to access and include more fine-grained information.

Why we're changing it again

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

A proposal to change FAUW’s dues structure

Vote for fairer dues. Vote online October 15–19

—A message from Dan Brown, FAUW Treasurer

FAUW is proposing to change the way we calculate dues. Currently, each faculty member represented by FAUW pays 0.525% of the average base salary for faculty members at their rank. Under the proposed flat percentage system, each faculty member would pay 0.525% of their own base salary. This proposal was passed unanimously by the Board of Directors in June 2018 and will be voted on by FAUW members in October 2018.

Why we want to change things

Friday, July 13, 2018

FAUW Honours Stewart Forrest with 2018 Appreciation Award

Left: Bryan Tolson with Stewart Forrest and his award. Right: Cake with yellow and purple stars and the words "thank you!"

The Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo (FAUW) presented its 2018 Appreciation Award to Stewart Forrest from Plant Operations at a reception last month.

Monday, April 30, 2018

FAUW Equity and Lecturers committees seeking new members

Call for members: Equity Committee, Lecturers Committee

We are looking for new members for our Lecturers Committee and Equity Committee (formerly the Status of Women & Equity Committee).

We know that the continuing vitality of these groups depends on the fresh contributions and enthusiasm that come with new members. Note that service to FAUW counts as service to the University for your annual performance review.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Meet FAUW’s Equity Committee

Equity Committee

On April 6, 2018, our members voted to change the name of the Status of Women and Equity Committee to “Equity Committee.”

The Equity Committee is concerned with equity issues, in line with the protected grounds of the Ontario’s Human Rights Code. The committee engages in educational and advocacy activities as appropriate and liaises with other related committees of the University, OCUFA, and CAUT.

Monday, April 23, 2018

FAUW Supports a Multicultural UW

On April 30, the Theatre of the Arts is booked by an unofficial Laurier club for an event about "multiculturalism, borders, and identity in Canada," featuring two speakers known to espouse anti-immigration views. As FAUW president, I am choosing to show my support for all Waterloo community members by fundraising for organizations that support marginalized groups on campus.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Award Reception Celebrates Equity, Inclusivity, and Diversity Champions

2018 Equity & Inclusivity Award winners

There are so many people working to make Waterloo a more inclusive place that the Faculty Association’s Equity Committee presented four Equity and Inclusivity Awards this year instead of one.