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
September 25

Annual fall meet & greet

12–1 p.m. in LIB 323. Lunch provided.

It's a new school year and a great time to meet new people! Come out to the Waterloo Women's Wednesdays September meet & greet to connect with other women and non-binary people on campus and enjoy a catered lunch!

October 30

Vaccines: Complexities & controversies

12–1 p.m. EV1-221. 

Vaccines have been, and continue to be, an essential public health strategy to prevent illness, disease and death within populations. This panel discussion will touch upon the complexities of disease-causing agents, considerations for vaccine administration and controversies with miscommunication. All are welcome to join this discussion in a safe space free of judgment.

November 27

Women and Awards: Mythbusting

12–1 p.m. NH 3308

Please join Awards Officer Thomas Barber and 2019 Trudeau Fellow Aimée Morrison, as they take you through the Myths and Realities of applying for Academic Awards and Prizes. Learn about the various steps, stages, and tasks of the awards nomination process, as well as some insider knowledge about less obvious pathways by which scholars and administrators shepherd nominations through this process. 

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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