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