W3+ = Waterloo Womxn + Nonbinary Wednesdays

W3+ Waterloo Womxn and Nonbinary Wednesdays, with a gold glittery background

W3+ (Waterloo Womxn + Nonbinary Wednesdays) is a community of womxn and nonbinary grad students, post-docs, staff and faculty.

The purpose of W3+ is to foster a social and support network among womxn and nonbinary 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.

W3+ receives core funding from the Faculty Association and Staff Association, but is not an official committee of either. It is coordinated by a volunteer planning committee of faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students.

How to join

You can become a member of the W3+ community by joining our Microsoft Team or listserv to stay up-to-date about events and to share your own campus events, news, and questions with other members. 

Listserv signup form

Upcoming events

Monthly events are back! We'll be holding an event at noon on the last Wednesday of (almost) every month. All events are at noon unless otherwise specified.

How to attend an event

For now, events take place in the W3+ Team on Microsoft Teams. You'll find them all in the "General" channel there. You can also email w3plus@uwaterloo.ca to request a calendar invite if you aren't in the Team or join after an invite is sent to Team members. W3+ events are open to all womxn and nonbinary graduate students, postdocs, and employees of the University of Waterloo.

W3+ on Microsoft Teams

The W3+ Team is a space in which womxn and nonbinary members of the UW community can connect and support each other anytime, anywhere. We have a range of channels with different purposes, from celebrating our accomplishments to reminding each other to take breaks throughout the day. The Team is a space where we can continue to build our community while most of us are working from home.

We know that it can be hard to explore something new or invest more time in front of a screen, especially when you don’t know what the “vibe” is going to be like.  So, we think there is an opportunity to do a little mythbusting about what being a part of the Team is like.

W3+ Teams mythbusting

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