Every year, FAUW celebrates people doing important work across campus through our FAUW Appreciation Award and the Equity Committee's Equity & Inclusivity Award.
The FAUW Appreciation Award recognizes people from across the University who have gone above and beyond to improve the lives of faculty members. This year's award went to the executive committee of the Renison Association of Academic Staff (RAAS). Formed in February 2018, RAAS has been working tirelessly to provide faculty and academic librarians at Renison with the support and protection that our own members have enjoyed for decades. Their work will have a significant, positive impact on the lives of faculty at Renison for years to come and reminds us how vital Faculty Associations are.
The Equity Committee selected three recipients for their Equity & Inclusivity Award this year.
Corey Johnson, a professor in the Department of Recreation & Leisure Studies, is transforming the culture of sexual and gender diversity at Waterloo through innovative research and teaching, as well as hugely popular and impactful education and awareness-raising efforts.
Sarah Lau, manager of institutional research in the Research Office, has shown an exemplary commitment to improving the lives of members of equity-seeking groups on campus, for instance through the development of Waterloo’s Equity Action Plan (EAP) for the Canada Research Chairs Program.
Benoit Charbonneau, an associate professor in the Department of Pure Mathematics, has proven to be an extremely dedicated, skilled and hard-working chief negotiator on behalf of all FAUW members, directly addressing existing inequities, and creating sweeping improvements for thousands of other University of Waterloo employees as well.
Learn more about these three recipients on the Equity & Inclusivity Award page.
The Lecturers Committee also celebrated Benoit and the rest of the Working Group on Salary Structure's work on raising lecturer salary thresholds at a special event last month.