Your voice starts here

The UW Staff Association provides members with:

  • A voice in University decision making
  • Protection under University of Waterloo policies
  • Confidential support and advocacy
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Grants and scholarships
  • Group discounts and corporate memberships
  • Events and other ways to connect
  1. Jan. 31, 2024Introducing the UWSA Suggestion Box

    You asked for it, and we made it: We’re testing out an anonymous form on the UWSA website so you can comfortably provide feedback, give us suggestions, tip us off about concerns, or whatever else you need to do. Harmful comments will be deleted, but our Operations Team will read everything else and pass feedback on to wherever it needs to go.

  2. Jan. 30, 2024Call for Members: Joint Health and Safety Committee, Main Campus
    People in hardhats and masks looking at a binder together.

    A representative on the Joint Health and Safety Committee is needed at the main campus location. Staff representation on these committees is mandatory under the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act.

    Seats: 1 staff representative is needed
    Term: February 2024 until August 2025 (18-month replacement term)
    Deadline: February 9, 2024

  3. Jan. 2, 2024Board of Directors seeking applications to fill a vacancy
    Vacancy on the UWSA Board of Directors

    Following the November 1, 2023, appointment of Lisa Habel to the role of President-elect, the UWSA Board of Directors has a vacancy. In accordance with UWSA By-law article 11.4c, the Board of Directors will select one applicant to fill the vacancy by appointment until the next Annual Meeting (in October 2024). All interested UWSA members (both permanent and contract UW staff) are invited to put their names forward.

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  1. Mar. 13, 2024UWSA Visits the Stratford Campus
    UWSA visits Stratford campus March 13

    The UWSA is travelling to the UW satellite campuses this term to get some face-to-face time with all our members!

    All staff at the Stratford campus are invited to join us March 13 at 10:00 to get to know members of the UWSA Operations Team:

    • Yessenia Guerrero, president

    • Lisa Habel, president-elect

    • Gail Spencer, executive manager/staff advocate

    • Carly Richardson, membership and volunteer coordinator

  2. Mar. 14, 2024Area Reps Meeting: Meet the Retirees Association
    Meet the retirees association

    The March 2024 Area Representatives meeting features guest speakers Ron Champion and Jim Frank of the University of Waterloo Retirees Association.

  3. Apr. 11, 2024Area Representatives Meetings
    Area Reps Meetings: Second Thursday of every month at noon

    The Area Representatives Committee's purpose is to exchange information about current issues facing staff at UW and to keep an open line of communication between the UWSA leadership and staff members across the University. Meetings are open to Area Reps: Find yours here or apply to be one now!

    Upcoming meeting agendas

    February: Continued discussion about Area Reps

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  1. Feb. 8, 2024President’s update: February 2024
    President's update

    It is officially February and I’d like to acknowledge and celebrate Black History Month—please check out the events happening on campus and in the community.

  2. Nov. 14, 2023President’s update: November 2023
    President's update title card with a small photo of the UWSA presidents and UW president in a polaroid frame.

    It’s the start of a new year for the Staff Association, with our directors and presidents turning over at the end of October. I want to extend a warm thank you to outgoing president Agata Jagielska for her work and welcome Lisa Habel as our new president-elect. At the board level we welcome Tracelyn as vice chair, as well as two new directors: Gitanjali Shanbhag and Alana Guevara. And finally, yours truly, the new president for this next year!

  3. Oct. 16, 2023President’s update: October 2023
    President's update October 2023

    This is my last report as UWSA president; Yessenia Guerrero will be stepping into the role November 1! I want to thank all the area representatives and staff who have been attending our monthly meetings, and bringing information back to your departments. 

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