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.
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.
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.
Our 2018 elections for new Directors of the Board are now complete, following a runoff election to break a tie in Arts.
The successful candidates from Arts, Engineering, Environment, Mathematics, and Science are, respectively: Alice Kuzniar, Paul Ward, Daniel Cockayne, Dan Brown, and Vivian Choh (read more about the directors-elect). Congratulations to the new Directors, and thank you to everyone who ran and voted!
It is with great pleasure that the Faculty Association's Equity Committee (aka SWEC) announces the 2018 Equity and Inclusivity Award honourees: Christine Logel; Sarah Wiley; Women in Computer Science; and Treaty Lands, Global Stories.
The Faculty Association received multiple nominations from members in Arts, Engineering, and Science in response to its call for new directors of the Board. Elections will commence on March 21 for directors representing these three Faculties.
The Association received one nomination each from members in Environment and Mathematics, so these positions are acclaimed. We received no nominations from members in Applied Health Sciences, so this position will be vacant until the Board can fill it by appointment.
Your Faculty Association Fees letters for 2017 are now available online, if you have opted-in to view your year-end slip(s) through myHRinfo. If you haven't opted in, Human Resources will mail your FAUW tax slip to the address on file.
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.