News archive - 2020

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Disabling of some recent retiree email accounts

Some recent retirees may have had their email accounts inadvertently disabled.   IST is re-activating those as we are made aware of them, and putting in place a fix to prevent this from recurring.  No email is lost when this happens, but the account is locked out until IST  manually unlocks it.

This affected employees who recently moved to Office 365 email, as part of our campus email project, and then retired.  It should not affect those who were already retired, or who did not move to Office 365 email.  It should not affect recent retirees who are also UW alumni.

The issue was caused by automated account deprovisioning that detected a person no longer in the Workday HR system after their retirement, and if they were also no longer in the alumni database, the system removed their Office 365 email license as our system did not check retiree status.   IST is working on fixing this as quickly as possible.  

Please contact IST to have this resolved

Phone: 519-888-4567, ext. 44357
Email: helpdesk@uwaterloo.ca
Live chat: Click to start a new live chat session

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

UWRA Memorandum of Agreement with the University of Waterloo

On July 13, 2020 the UWRA president Lynn Judge and UW President Feridun Hamdullahpur signed a memorandum of agreement that outlines the official relation ship between the UWRA and the University of Waterloo, making the UWRA the official voice of University of Waterloo retirees

UWRA Memorandum of Agreement with the University of Waterloo(PDF) is avalible for download.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Pension Information Sessions - December 2019 (Click to Open)

On December 9 & 17, 2019 the Pension and Benefits Committee (P&B) hosted a total of five public information sessions for members of the University of Waterloo pension plan detailing prospective changes to the university’s pension plan.  A copy of the presentation as well as a video recording of one of the five presentations is posted to the