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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Statement of Support for the Family of Colten Boushie and the Indigenous Community

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.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Call for Nominations: FAUW Board of Directors

Join the team

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.

Friday, February 2, 2018

2018-2021 Salary Settlement Reached

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.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Call for Members: Complementary Teaching Assessment Project Team

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.”

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Office Contest Winners Revealed

an example office contest prize: the "Most Distracting Office" nameplate

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.

Thanks to everyone who participated!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Indigenization Strategy Steering Committee to host roundtable discussions

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.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Equity and Inclusivity Award Call for Nominations – Deadline Extended to January 14

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.


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

FAUW Celebrates Three Campus Champions and Six Decades of Collegial Governance

FAUW Appreciation Award winners

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.

Monday, October 23, 2017

It's Fair Employment Week

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.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

We Want to See Where You Work

show us your nerd nest

We're looking for the best (and worst) of all kinds of workspaces, from superbly decorated to stupendously cluttered. 

All faculty workspaces are eligible. You do not need to be a FAUW member to enter – all faculty of all kinds at Waterloo and affiliated institutions can enter.

Submit photos online by November 10. 

Winners will be revealed at the Fall General Meeting, December 6 from 12:00–2:00 p.m. in QNC 2502.