W3 (Waterloo Women's Wednesdays) is a monthly 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, roughly alternating between lunchtime and afternoon events.
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 FAUW's Equity Committee.
Find out what's coming up
Events start at noon unless otherwise noted.
|August 29, 2018||Knit & nourish (lunch provided. knitting lessons and supplies available)|
|September 26, 2018||Meet & greet lunch for women & non-binary people at UW|
|October 31, 2018||
Giang Tran, "Learning functions from data: Reconstruction Guarantees and Applications"
|November 28, 2018||
Naila Keleta Mae: Canadian Theatre Made for Black Women
(16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence)
4–6 pm in EV3 4412
|December 12, 2018||Holiday potluck lunch (12–1:30 in MC 5479)|
|January 30, 2019||Dealing with Conflict|
|February 20, 2019||
Research symposium (this will be a half- or full-day event)
|March 27, 2019||How to grow your own food|
|April 24, 2019||Sandra Ace, Registered Dietician at Campus Wellness|
|May 29, 2019||Mindful smartphone use with Megan Marie Honsberger|
|June 26, 2019||TBD|
Have a suggestion for June? 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.
Who is W3?
W3 is everyone who comes out to our events! The events are sponsored by the Faculty Association and Staff Association and coordinated by a committee of faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students.
|Faculty representatives||Kim Nguyen (Drama and Speech Communication)
Andrea Jonahs (English Language and Literature)
|Staff representative||Cassandra Bechard (IST)|
|Graduate student representative||Meghan Riley (English Language and Literature)|
|Post-doc representative||Emily Reid-Musson (School of Public Health & Health Systems)|
|Support staff from FAUW||Katie Damphouse and Laura McDonald|
Contact Laura McDonald for more information.