Welcome to FemPhys!

FemPhys in curly white letters on a black, red, and blue galaxy background splattered with white stars.

Who are we?

FemPhys aims to facilitate education, sharing of experiences, and friendships for women, nonbinary individuals, and minoritized people in physics at UWaterloo. We are undergraduate and graduate students in physics and related fields. We are women, men, and nonbinary individuals. We prioritize respectful community and the ability to acknowledge mistakes.

What do we do?

We hold events like weekly Tea & Talk to build supportive community, lectures and discussions to educate and converse about issues relevant to our lives, and Mentoring Night to connect people at many academic and professional levels.

Where are we?

Land Acknowledgement

FemPhys acknowledges that we conduct our activities on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnaabe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. We acknowledge that the University of Waterloo resides on land designated as part of the Haldimand Treaty tract, and that this land was acquired unfairly. As such, it is part of the responsibility of FemPhys to include efforts towards mitigating the oppression of Indigenous people in our day-to-day activities.

  1. Feb. 26, 2018Femphys Office Hours have begun

    Femphys office hours have been updated for the term and are now posted on our door. Come out and study, chill, and meet new people.

    Some cool things our office has:

    • Study tables - great for groupwork!
    • A whiteboard - also great for groupwork!
    • Tea
    • Crafting and colouring supplies
    • A library
    • A comfy couch
    • A fridge
    • Pads/Tampons
    • and more!

    Wondering about the accessibility of our room? See here.

  2. Feb. 12, 2018Volunteering opportunity

    Femphys is looking for room volunteers. Dedicate an hour or two of your time every week to hold office hours in our room. All this entails is welcoming guests into the office, facilitating and encouraging conversation throughout the room and ensuring the Code of Conduct is upheld. 

    Interested? Send us an email, and we will schedule and training session.

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  1. June 21, 2019A Discussion of Toxic Behaviours, Beliefs, and Work-Related Norms in Accademia
    A Discussion of Toxic Behaviours, Beliefs, and Work-Related Norms in Accademia

    Join FemPhys for a facilitated discussion on toxic behaviours and beliefs in academia!

    Everyone is welcome! Snacks and tea will be provided! :)

  2. June 27, 2019Healthy Interdependence: Leaning on Others
    A workshop on how to lean on others for support.

    Join us for a series of workshops on how to develop and deepen mutually supportive relationships, and how to build inclusive communities and support those around us. Snacks and tea provided!

    Research shows that people who are more socially integrated and who experience more supportive and rewarding relationships with others have better mental health, higher levels of subjective

  3. July 10, 2019Healthy Interdependence: Being there
    A workshop on how to be there for others.

    Join us for a series of workshops on how to develop and deepen mutually supportive relationships, and how to build inclusive communities and support those around us. Snacks and tea provided!

    Research shows that people who are more socially integrated and who experience more supportive and rewarding relationships with others have better mental health, higher levels of subjective

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