Thursday, December 9, 2021 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Marilyn Thompson, Associate Provost, Human Resources and Kate Windsor, Director of Safety will give a presentation: Return to Steady State

If you are available, set aside the time in your calendar and join us. Everyone is welcome.

Sunday, December 5, 2021 — 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Come out and celebrate UWSA's 33rd annual Winterfest with your family, friends and co-workers

Winterfest activities:

  • Ice Skating (helmets are strongly encouraged)
  • Crafts and Balloon-making (please note there are capacity limits in the craft room, which will be monitored)
  • Letters to Santa
  • Goodie bags sponsored by Johnson Insurance
  • Visit with Santa. Bring your camera for a photo op with Santa
  • Gifts from Santa (only for those who pre-ordered gifts by October 29)

When: Sunday, December 5, 2021

Thursday, November 11, 2021 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

The next Area Rep meeting is being held on Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Noon online through MS Teams.

Our speaker for the Nov 11 (Remembrance Day) meeting will be Nancy Reeves, Interim Director of Equity. She will be speaking on the Trauma of War and its implications for Social Work Education and practice.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

As discussed at the last Area Reps meeting, the UWSA Board of Directors will be bringing an updated By-law to the Annual General Meeting for Member approval.

We’ve developed the By-law over several months under the guidance of Sandra Hanmer, a governance expert from Capacity Canada. Sandra has agreed to give a presentation at this Information Session to help make sure our Memebrs are informed & aware of the changes being proposed and the reasoning behind them.

UWSA Members received an Outlook invitation to attend this session.

Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

The next Area Rep meeting is being held on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at Noon online through MS Teams.

Join us online and meet your candidates for the 2021 UWSA Election.

Election polls open on October 12 and close on October 21. 

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 — 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EDT

What are your questions about COVID-19 vaccines? Send them to us, and then join us September 28 from 12:00 to 1:00 (or 1:30 if we need the time) to hear your questions answered.

We’ve heard from our members that they have vaccine-related questions. With so much information - and misinformation - out there, we’re grateful that Dr. Kelly Grindrod has agreed to help answer these questions.

Thursday, July 15, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

We've added an Area Rep meeting to this year's calendar in order to welcome Vivek Goel, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Waterloo as of July 1, 2021. There will be time for a Q&A. If you would like to submit your questions ahead of the meeting, please send them to Chair Wendy de Gomez.

Thursday, June 10, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

This month's Area Rep meeting welcomes Dr. Feridun Hamdullaphur, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Waterloo to pay tribute to his time serving at UWaterloo. UWSA Area Reps have enjoyed a close relationship with this President over the years, welcoming him to many meetings and appreciating his approachable style. Now it's time to say goodbye with one last Q&A. 

Thursday, May 13, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

Joan Kennedy, Compensation and Benefits Analyst, will be presenting "Understanding Staff Salary Increases at the May Area Rep meeting

Speaker Bio:

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

Many of us are busier and more isolated than ever, so we’re holding this session as an opportunity for you to say hello, find out more about the UWSA, and ask any questions about your working life at UW. Register now for the UWSA Drop-In Session to add it to your calendar, and then drop in if you feel like it. There’s no commitment – if you’re busy and you don’t make it, that’s fine! Here’s what you’ll find:

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 1:00 PM EDT

3 secrets to working healthier & happier from home that everybody needs to know

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:30 AM EDT

The University of Waterloo Staff Association (UWSA) is happy to announce an opportunity for UWSA members to discuss and explore issues related to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

With increasing awareness of theses issues at Waterloo, in our community, and globally, there is recognition that UWSA members could benefit from opportunities for learning/discussion. Facilitating these discussions, may also help support members equity, inclusion, and belonging work in their various roles at Waterloo and in the community.

What to Expect

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

Understanding Your Taxes

Join tax experts Jessica Josevski and Linda Cook from Roth Mosey Chartered Professional Accountants for a virtual seminar as they share insightful tips to assist with your tax returns. 

When: Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Thursday, March 11, 2021 12:00 PM EST

What is W3+ ?

Thursday, February 11, 2021 12:00 PM EST

Do you have questions about COVID-19 vaccines? 

Dr. Kelly Grindrod is guest speaker at the next monthly meeting for Area Reps. 

Dr. Grindrod is an expert on vaccines and her advice on the COVID-19 vaccines have been sought by media, such as CTV Kitchener lately.

Friday, January 8, 2021 6:00 PM EST

Paint Party

UWSA wants to celebrate the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021 with you. Join us for a Paint Party! 

You told us and we listened! A recent UWSA recent survey indicated that January 8 at 6 p.m. works best and that this painting is members' top choice. 

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