FAUW Honours Stewart Forrest with 2018 Appreciation Award

Friday, July 13, 2018

FAUW President Bryan Tolson with award recipient Stewart Forrest, holding his award.The Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo (FAUW) presented its 2018 Appreciation Award to Stewart Forrest from Plant Operations at a reception last month. Inaugurated in 2017, the award recognizes individuals from across the University who have gone above and beyond to improve the lives of faculty members.

Forrest received the award for his work representing CUPE Local 793 on the University Pension and Benefits Committee, where he has been a consistent champion of the rights of all uWaterloo employees, including faculty.

At the reception, FAUW president Bryan Tolson described Forrest as a "go-to person" for advice on key financial issues and "a voice of calm and reason."

Tolson also said that the award "actually reflects the special relationship and service that Stewart provides to all members of the UW community since Stewart makes no distinction in terms of whom he helps or works with."

The event also celebrated the work of its many committee, council, and board members, including the recently retired chair of the Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee, Professor Christopher Small. More than 100 faculty members contributed to FAUW's work over the past year.