Faculty Relations Committee

The general role of the Faculty Relations Committee is to provide a regular forum for discussion of matters of mutual interest to the Faculty Association and the University Administration, namely issues which affect faculty members. 

The Faculty Relations Committee also reviews new or amendments to policies which concern terms and conditions of employment of faculty members.  Approval authority for Class “F” faculty policies is joint between the Senate and the Faculty Relations Committee, as approval by both bodies is required. 
The Faculty Relations Committee has joint responsibility with the Staff Relations Committee for Class “FS” policies. 

Please see Policy 1 for more details.

This Committee meets on a bi-weekly basis and minutes of these meetings are confidential to the Committee.

The Secretary to the Committee is Alice Raynard.

Faculty Relations Committee - Membership

Members 2023-2024

Last Updated: 1 May 2023

Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo (FAUW)
(Named Positions - Terms of Reference)

Position Name
President, FAUW David Porreca [Chair]

Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo (FAUW)
(Three Members of the FAUW Board of Directors, appointed by the FAUW President)

Position Name
Director, FAUW Mario Ioannidis
Director, FAUW Nomair Naeem
Director, Chair, Lecturers Committee (FAUW) Su-Yin Tan
Chair, Equity Committee (FAUW) Mary Hardy

Senior Administrators
(Appointed by the President and Vice-Chancellor)

Position Name
Vice-President, Academic & Provost James Rush [Chair]
Associate Provost, Academic David DeVidi
Dean, Faculty of Environment Bruce Frayne
Dean, Faculty of Math Mark Giesbrecht
Dean, Faculty of Health Lili Liu


Chairs: Alternating between the Vice-President, Academic and Provost and the President of the Faculty Association

Faculty Relations Committee - Meeting Dates

2023-2024 Meeting Dates

Date Time Location