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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.

2018–2019 events line-up

Events start at noon unless otherwise noted.

Date Activity
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"
BMH 1048
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 W3 REPRESENTS: A Research Symposium
March 27, 2019 How to grow your own food (12:00–1:00 in AL 105)
April 24, 2019 Sandra Ace, Registered Dietician at Campus Wellness
May 29, 2019 Mindful smartphone use with Megan Marie Honsberger
June 26, 2019 TBD
July 31, 2019 TBD 
August 28, 2019 Goal-setting!

Have a suggestion for June or July? 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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