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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FAUW offers its sympathy to the family of Professor Alex López-Ortiz and to all his colleagues and friends both in Computer Science and across the university community. This is truly a sad loss and we are thinking of you.
The Equity and Inclusivity Award is a celebration of members of our community whose actions have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to improving equity, inclusivity, and/or diversity at the University of Waterloo.