W3: Waterloo Women's Wednesdays

W3 (Waterloo Women's Wednesdays) is a gathering (and mailing list) of women and non-binary grad students, post-docs, staff and faculty that meets on the last Wednesday of each month.

The purpose of W3 is to foster a social and support network among women and non-binary members of the UW community. The group offers a safe space to discuss issues, provides a place to present university research, and raises awareness about gender and sexuality at the university both as a workplace and as a place for intellectual engagement.

Sessions range from research talks to health advice to knitting circles. You can attend one session or all of them, for 20 minutes or two hours—whatever works for you!

W3 is sponsored by the Faculty Association.

2019 events line-up

Events start at noon unless otherwise noted.

Date Activity
January 30, 2019 Dealing with Conflict
February 20, 2019 W3 REPRESENTS: A Research Symposium
March 27, 2019 How to grow your own food (12:00–1:00 in AL 105)
April 24, 2019

Canada’s Food Guide 2019 – Building a healthy plate

Sandra Ace, Registered Dietician at Campus Wellness
12–1 p.m., B1 266

May 29, 2019

The Screentime Question: Megan Marie Honsberger on mindful smartphone use

MC 5479, 12–1 p.m.

June 26

Free Pilates class

EIT 3142, 12–1 p.m.

July 31

Picnic lunch & a walk 

We'll send a map to the W3 mailing list pointing to a spot along the trail by the REV and V1 residences. After a picnic lunch, we'll take a tour of a great lunchtime walking (or rolling or running) route.

August 28,

Goal-setting workshop

MC 5479, 12–1 p.m.

September 25 Annual fall meet & greet
October 30 TBD
November 27 Women and Awards: Mythbusting
December Annual holiday potluck. Date to be confirmed.

Have a suggestion? Let us know!

We want all women and non-binary members of the UW community to be able to attend. You are welcome to bring your kids to W3 events, and if you require an accommodation, please let us know.

Contact Laura McDonald for more information.

How to join

Join the WFacebook group and mailing list to stay up-to-date about events and to share your own campus events, news, and questions with other members. 

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