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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

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.

Eligibility

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.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Sally Gunz's final president's report on the FAUW blog

My goal coming into this position was to ensure that I left it with a strong organizational structure, sound staffing, a talented successor, and a strong board and, while any achievements are hardly my doing alone, I can say that as a group we have met all these expectations. FAUW is in very good hands. 

Read the full post, which highlights some new events FAUW is introducing this year.

Friday, August 18, 2017

FAUW president presents at Bill 148 (Fair Workplaces) hearings

Faculty association representatives from more than ten Ontario universities recently presented at hearings on Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, including FAUW's president, Sally Gunz. 

"The use of exploitive hiring exists across universities. Highly qualified instructors have no employment security, comparatively low pay, and in many cases no pension or benefits."

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

OCUFA's 2017 Policy Exchange report summarizes faculty recommendations for improving Ontario’s universities

Republished from OCUFA.

In May, OCUFA brought together representatives of its membership to identify the policy issues affecting Ontario’s universities that they view as most critical, and to draft recommendations for addressing them. The final report summarizing these consultations is now available online.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Under construction: Faculty guidebook coming soon!

We've learned a lot from six decades of advising—and being—faculty members at Waterloo. We'll soon be sharing a lot of that insight with you on our website, and we'll need to move some things around to make room.

If something isn't where you expected it to be, try doing a site-specific search by clicking the "this site" button when you open the search box.